Visa Bulletin August 2021

Scroll down this page to see the latest Visa Bulletin Final Action Dates and Filing Dates Charts.

The State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021 shows backlogs in getting green cards in both the family and the employment-based categories. The time that it will take you to get a green card depends on the category of your petition and your country of birth. The Visa Bulletin is updated on a monthly basis.

How rapidly will your priority date in the Visa Bulletin advance or retrogress in the coming months? The new visa bulletin predictions are available now. You can click on the link to the Visa Bulletin Predictions by the State Department’s Charlie Oppenheim.

The USCIS has provided information as to when applicants can file for adjustment of status in August 2021 under both the employment-based and family-based preference categories.

 

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State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

  • EB-2 China will move forward by 4 months to April 1, 2018, and India will not advance.
  • EB-3 China will move forward by 1 week to January 8, 2019, and India will rocket ahead by 6 months to July 1, 2013.
  • EB-5 China (Non-Regional Center Program) will advance by 1 week to November 15, 2015, and Vietnam will become current.  The EB-5 Regional Center Program expired on June 30, 2021.

The employment-based (EB) categories in the Visa Bulletin are as follows:

An applicant’s priority date is the day that the government receives the employer’s PERM application. If a PERM application is not required, the priority date is the date the government receives an EB visa petition (Form I-140 or Form I-526).

Watch our EB videos to see various methods of shortening your waiting time for a green card.

All of the worldwide employment-based categories remain current (no backlogs) in August.

State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

 

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 4-01-18 Current 6-01-11 Current Current Current
3rd Current 1-08-19 Current 7-01-13 Current Current Current
Unskilled Current 1-01-10 Current 7-01-13 Current Current Current
4th Current Current 12-01-18 Current 2-01-20 Current Current
5th Current 11-15-15 Current Current Current Current Current

The EB-5 Regional Center program expired on June 30, 2021.

State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FILING DATE CHART

 

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 7-01-18 Current 12-01-11 Current Current
3rd Current 7-01-19 Current 2-01-14 Current Current
Unskilled Current 5-01-10 Current 2-01-14 Current Current
4th Current Current 3-01-19 Current Current Current
5th Current 12-15-15 Current Current Current Current

The EB-5 Regional Center program expired on June 30, 2021.

State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

FAMILY CATEGORIES

The family-based categories in the visa bulletin are as follows:

An applicant’s priority date is the day that the government receives the I-130 Petition. Watch our family-based video to see various methods of shortening your waiting time for a green card.

The word “Current” in the Visa Bulletin indicates that no backlog presently exists in a particular category. Alternately, “U” or the word “Unavailable” indicates that it is not possible to apply for permanent residence in that category.

 

State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

FAMILY-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 11-22-14 11-22-14 11-22-14 1-01-99 3-01-12
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 9-22-15 9-22-15 9-22-15 3-01-00 10-22-11
3rd 11-08-08 11-08-08 11-08-08 4-22-97 6-08-02
4th 3-01-07 3-01-07 9-01-05 1-22-99 8-08-02

B. FAMILY-SPONSORED FILING DATE CHART – The chart below reflects dates for filing visa applications within a time frame justifying immediate action in the application process. Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the application date in the chart may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions. The application date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who cannot submit documentation to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa.

State Department Visa Bulletin August 2021

FAMILY-BASED FILING DATE CHART

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 5-15-16 5-15-16 5-15-16 8-01-00 4-22-15
2A 6-01-21 6-01-21 6-01-21 6-01-21 6-01-21
2B 9-22-16 9-22-16 9-22-16 8-08-00 10-01-13
3rd 8-22-09 8-22-09 8-22-09 9-08-00 10-01-03
4th 10-01-07 10-01-07 12-01-05 5-08-99 2-01-04

 

We link to the State Department Visa Bulletin.

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