April 2021 Visa Bulletin12 Mar 2021
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2021 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.
Visa Bulletin Summary
Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category
The EB1 category is current for all countries of chargeability.
Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) Category
EB2 India moves forward to May 1, 2010. EB2 China advances to September 1, 2016. The EB2 category remains current for all other countries of chargeability.
Employment-Based, Third Preference (EB3) Category
The cutoff date for EB3 India moves ahead to September 1, 2010. EB3 China’s cutoff date advances to March 15, 2018. The EB3 category remains current for all other countries of chargeability.
EB3 Other Workers
With the exception of China, the cutoff dates for EB3 other workers are the same for each country as its respective EB3 cutoff dates. For China, the cutoff date for EB3 other workers moves to June 1, 2009.
Employment-Based, Fourth Preference (EB4) Category
The cutoff date for EB4 Mexico advances to February 1, 2019, The EB4 cutoff date for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras moves to August 1, 2018. This category remains current for all other countries of chargeability.
Employment-Based, Fifth Preference (EB5) Category
The EB5 category remains current for all countries of chargeability, other than China and Vietnam. For China, the EB5 cutoff date remains at August 15, 2015. For Vietnam, the EB5 cutoff date advances to December 15, 2017.
Dates for Filing Chart (i.e., Chart “B”)
The only change from last month in Chart B is that the EB2 category for China advances to January 1, 2017. However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet indicated whether stakeholders will be able to use Chart B in March for purposes of applying for adjustment of status.
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