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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

August 2021 Visa Bulletin: India EB-3 Advancement Continues

 


The August visa bulletin is bringing good news to EB applicants:

  • EB-1 China and India remain current. 
  • EB-2 China advances 121 days. 
  • EB-3 India advances 6 months.
  • EB-5 Vietnam becomes current.

The I5 and R5 categories in the final action date chart remain unavailable as the EB-5 Regional Center Program expired at the end of June.

Family categories are advancing gradually as well. 

In August, USCIS will use the FD Chart for family-based applications (F2A applicants may file using the Final Action Date Chart) and the AD Chart for employment-based applications for I-485 case acceptance. 

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

      Family    
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
11/22/2014
11/22/2014
11/22/2014
01/01/1999
03/01/2012
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
09/22/2015
09/22/2015
09/22/2015
03/01/2000
10/22/2011
FD
09/22/2016
09/22/2016
09/22/2016
08/08/2000
10/01/2013
F3
AD
11/08/2008
11/08/2008
11/08/2008
04/22/1997
06/08/2002
FD
08/22/2009
08/22/2009
08/22/2009
09/08/2000
10/01/2003
F4
AD
03/01/2007
03/01/2007
09/01/2005
01/22/1999
08/08/2002
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
04/01/2018
C
06/01/2011
C
C
C
FD
C
07/01/2018
C
12/01/2011
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
01/08/2019
C
07/01/2013
C
C
C
FD
C
07/01/2019
C
02/01/2014
C
C
C
Other Workers
AD
C
01/01/2010  
C
07/01/2013
C
C
C
FD
C
05/01/2010
C
02/01/2014
C
C
C
EB4
AD
C
C
01/01/2018
C
02/01/2020
C
C
FD
C
C
03/01/2019
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
11/15/2015
C
C
C
C
C
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 August 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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