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May 2021 Visa Bulletin – Limited Movement for EB-2 and EB-3 for India and China

21 Apr

On Tuesday, April 20, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2021.   

The May Visa Bulletin reveals limited-to-moderate forward movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. There was also some limited-to-moderate forward movement in Dates for Filing in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China (PRC). Dates of Filing and Final Action Dates remain current in the EB-1 category for all countries of birth, and they continue to 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, and the Final Action Dates for EB-5 showed limited forward movement 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 file Applications to Adjust Status (“green card” applications) based on the Final Action Dates. 

Please review the chart here for the specific changes shown on the May 2021 Visa Bulletin relative to the April 2021 Visa Bulletin.