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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

July 2021 Visa Bulletin: India EB-3 advances to January 2013

 

As expected, there are rapid advancements in July's Visa Bulletin.  

EB-2 continues to be current for all countries.
EB-3 India advances about 14 months to 01/01/2013. 
EB-2 India advances about 6 months to 06/01/2011.
EB-3 China advances 4 months to 01/01/2019.
EB-2 China advances about 7 months to 12/01/2017. 

"Downgrading" from EB-2 to EB-3 is still available for Indian and Chinese applicants who want to speed up their green card application process and file their I-485 applications sooner.  We have successfully assisted many applicants in downgrading cases. 

Family visa categories have also advanced nicely in July for almost all countries. 

EB-5 for Vietname (non-regional center) has also advanced almost 2 years to 04/01/2020. 

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

      Family    
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
10/01/1998
02/22/2012
FD
05/15/2016
05/15/2016
05/15/2016
08/01/2000
04/22/2015
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
06/01/2021
06/01/2021
06/01/2021
06/01/2021
06/01/2021
F2B
AD
09/15/2015
09/15/2015
09/15/2015
02/01/2000
10/15/2011
FD
09/22/2016
09/22/2016
09/22/2016
08/08/2000
10/01/2013
F3
AD
11/01/2008
11/01/2008
11/01/2008
03/08/1997
06/08/2002
FD
08/22/2009
08/22/2009
08/22/2009
09/08/2000
10/01/2003
F4
AD
02/08/2007
02/08/2007
08/15/2005
12/15/1998
06/22/2002
FD
10/01/2007
10/01/2007
12/01/2005
05/08/1999
02/01/2004

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
12/01/2017
C
06/01/2011
C
C
C
FD
C
07/01/2018
C
12/01/2011
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
01/01/2019
C
01/01/2013
C
C
C
FD
C
07/01/2019
C
02/01/2014
C
C
C
Other Workers
AD
C
12/01/2009  
C
01/01/2013
C
C
C
FD
C
05/01/2010
C
02/01/2014
C
C
C
EB4
AD
C
C
12/01/2018
C
02/01/2020
C
C
FD
C
C
03/01/2019
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
11/08/2015
C
C
C
C
04/01/2020
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) 
 *(IR&R5 are "Unavailable in the July visa bulletin)


(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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