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April 2021 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The April 2021 visa bulletin has been released. It is available here.

Employment-based petitions must refer to the Final Action chart, not the Dates for Filing chart. The dates for all employment-based applicants have progressed.

The employment-based dates are as follows: EB-1 is current for all countries. EB-2 is current for all countries except China (September 1, 2016) and India (May 1, 2010). EB-3 is current for all countries except China (March 15, 2018) and India (September 1, 2010). EB-3 Other Workers is current for all countries except China (June 1, 2009) and India (September 1, 2010). EB-4 is current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (August 1, 2018), and Mexico (February 1, 2019). EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (Aug 15, 2015) and Vietnam (December 15, 2017).

For family-based petitions, applicants in the F2A category may file using the Final Action Dates chart. All other applicants must use the Dates for Filing chart. The dates for Family-based applicants have progressed from the March visa bulletin.

The dates are as follows: the F1 date is October 8, 2015, for all areas except Mexico (February 22, 1998) and the Philippines (January 22, 2012). The F2A date is current for all areas. The F2B date is August 8, 2015, for all areas except Mexico (July 22, 1999) and the Philippines (September 1, 2011). F3 is at August 8, 2008, for all countries except Mexico (October 1, 1996) and the Philippines (April 1, 2002). The F4 date is November 1, 2006, for all countries except India (April 8, 2005), Mexico (July 22, 1998), and the Philippines (April 8, 2002).

Contact our office at immigrationinfo@cornerlaw.com if you have any questions about preference categories or dates for filing and final action.

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