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July 2021 Visa Bulletin – Movement for India and EB-5 Non-Regional Center Vietnam

24 Jun

 

July 2021 Visa Bulletin – Movement for India and EB-5 Non-Regional
Center Vietnam

 

On Wednesday, June 16, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2021. 

The July Visa Bulletin reveals significant forward movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-3 and Other Workers categories for individuals born in India. The Dates for Filing and Final Action Dates in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for individuals born in China Mainland continue to move forward at a rate consistent with previous bulletins. Dates of Filing and Final Action Dates remain current in the EB-1 category for all countries of birth.
The dates also remain current for those born outside of China (PRC) and India in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories. EB-5 remains current for those born outside of China (PRC) and Vietnam. EB-5 Non-regional center Final Action Dates experienced drastic movement forward of 24.5 months for individuals born in Vietnam.
 

U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions may only file Applications to Adjust Status (“green card” applications) based on the Final Action Dates.

Please review the chart below for the specific changes shown on the July 2021 Visa Bulletin relative to the June 2021 Visa Bulletin: 

 

June 2021 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Dates

Employment-Based
Preference

All
Chargeability
Areas
Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
Mainland Born

El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras

INDIA

 MEXICO 

PHILIPPINES

VIETNAM

1st

Dates
for Filing

C

Same

C
Same

C

Same

C
Same

C

Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

C

Same

C

Same


C

Same

C

Same


C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

2nd

Dates
for Filing

C

Same

01JUL18
Forward 6 Months

C

Same

15DEC11
Forward 3 Months

C

Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

C

Same

01DEC17
Forward 7 Months

C

Same

01JUN11
Forward 7 Months

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

3rd

Dates
for Filing

C
Same

01JUL19

Forward 6 Months

C
Same

01FEB14
Forward 1 Month

C
Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

C
Same

01JAN19 Forward 4 Months

C
Same

01JAN13
Forward 14 Months

C
Same

C
Same

C
Same

Other Workers

Dates
for Filing

C

Same

01MAY10
Forward 5 Months

C

Same

01FEB14
Forward 1 Month


C

Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

C
Same

01DEC09
Forward 2 Months

C

Same


01JAN13
Forward 14 Months

C

Same


C

Same


C

Same


5th
(Non-Regional Center)

Dates
for Filing

C

Same

15DEC15
Same

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

C

Same

08NOV15
Forward 1.8 Months

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

01APR20

Forward 24.5 Months

5th (Regional
Center)

Dates
for Filing

C

Same

15DEC15
Same

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

C

Same

 

Final
Action
Dates

U

U

U

U

U

U

U

 
Foster LLP will continue to track immigrant visa availability and provide updates about any developments via Immigration Updates©, articles, and blogs on our website at www.fosterglobal.com.