September 2021 Visa Bulletin – No Movement to Modest Movement for All Categories
On Friday, August 13, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for September 2021.
The September Visa Bulletin reveals continued forward movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in India. The Final Action Dates in the EB-2 and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China (PRC) also continue to move forward at a modest rate.
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. The EB-5 Regional Center category remains unavailable as the Regional Center program remains suspended until Congress renews it.
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 here for the specific changes shown on the September 2021 Visa Bulletin relative to the August 2021 Visa Bulletin.
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