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Friday, February 26, 2021

March 2021 Visa Bulletin: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 Advance for India and China


There is good news for EB applicants in the recently released March Visa Bulletin:

- EB-1 China and India move forward by 7 months
- EB-2 and EB-3 China advance 1 month and 38 days respectively
- EB-2 India advances 95 days and EB-3 advance 3 months
- China's Other Worker advances 1 month and India advances 3 months

Family categories have slight movements. The final action date for F2A applicants remains "Current".

AD: Dates for Final Action (Green Card Approval)           FD: Dates for Filing Applications Only

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
09/22/2014
09/22/2014
09/22/2014
02/08/1998
01/08/2012
FD
08/08/2015
08/08/2015
08/08/2015
03/01/2000
10/22/2012
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
02/01/2021
02/01/2021
02/01/2021
02/01/2021
02/01/2021
F2B
AD
07/22/2015
07/22/2015
07/22/2015
07/15/1999
08/15/2011
FD
05/22/2016
05/22/2016
05/22/2016
12/22/1999
04/15/2012
F3
AD
08/01/2008
08/01/2008
08/01/2008
09/15/1996
03/08/2002
FD
06/22/2009
06/22/2009
06/22/2009
08/09/2000
01/08/2003
F4
AD
10/22/2006
10/22/2006
03/22/2005
07/15/1998
03/01/2002
FD
10/01/2007
10/01/2007
12/01/2005
05/08/1999
10/01/2002

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens. (about 65,000 per year)


Employment
Other Countries
China
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines

Vietnam
EB1
AD
C
08/01/2020
C
08/01/2020
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
07/15/2016
C
01/15/2010
C
C
C
FD
C
10/01/2016
C
05/15/2011
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
02/08/2018
C
07/01/2010
C
C
C
FD
C
06/01/2018
C
01/01/2014
C
C
C
Other Workers
AD
C
05/01/2009  
C
07/01/2010
C
C
C
FD
C
07/01/2009
C
01/01/2014
C
C
C
EB4
AD
C
C
06/01/2018
C
01/01/2019
C
C
FD
C
C
09/01/2018
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
08/15/2015
C
C
C
C
10/22/2017
FD
C
12/15/2015
C
C
C
C
C

1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding 
prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)    
5th: Employment Creation (Investors) 


(Immigration laws and policies change regularly.  If you have any questions regarding this article, please visit www.1visa1.com to schedule legal consultation.) 

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