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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

May 2021 Visa Bulletin: EB-1 & F-2A Current; EB-3 India Advances



EB-1 is still current for all countries for May. EB-2 China and India advance 3 months to 12/01/2016. EB-3 China also moves forward by 2 months, and India EB-3 advances 5 months to 02/01/2011.  

EB-3 India cutoff date continues to be more favorible than EB-2.  Eligible EB-2 Indian workers may consider filing an EB-3 "downgrade" I-140 petition in order to file the I-485 (Adjustment of Status ), I-765 (Employment Authorization), and I-131 (Advance Parole) earlier. 

Family 2A continues to be current. Green card holders may petition for their spouses. They also may file for their I-485 adjustment of status applications (including EAD and travel document) at the same time. 

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

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
10/22/2014
10/22/2014
10/22/2014
04/01/1998
02/01/2012
FD
10/01/2015
10/01/2015
10/01/2015
03/01/2000
11/01/2013
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
04/01/2021
04/01/2021
04/01/2021
04/01/2021
04/01/2021
F2B
AD
08/15/2015
08/15/2015
08/15/2015
08/15/1999
09/15/2011
FD
06/22/2016
06/22/2016
06/22/2016
09/08/2000
07/01/2013
F3
AD
08/22/2008
08/22/2008
08/22/2008
10/15/1996
05/01/2002
FD
06/22/2009
06/22/2009
06/22/2009
09/08/2000
07/01/2003
F4
AD
11/08/2006
11/08/2006
04/15/2005
08/08/1998
05/01/2002
FD
10/01/2007
10/01/2007
12/01/2005
05/08/1999
07/01/2003

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
C
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
12/01/2016
C
08/01/2010
C
C
C
FD
C
01/01/2017
C
05/15/2011
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
05/15/2018
C
02/01/2011
C
C
C
FD
C
08/01/2018
C
01/01/2014
C
C
C
Other Workers
AD
C
08/01/2009  
C
02/01/2011
C
C
C
FD
C
09/01/2009
C
01/01/2014
C
C
C
EB4
AD
C
C
09/01/2018
C
03/15/2019
C
C
FD
C
C
11/01/2018
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
08/15/2015
C
C
C
C
02/15/2018
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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