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February 2021 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The February 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 except China (Jan 1, 2020) and India (Jan 1, 2020).  EB-2 is current for all countries except China (Jun 15, 2016) and India (Oct 12, 2009). EB-3 is current for all countries except China (Jan 1, 2018) and India (April 1, 2010). EB-3 Other Workers is current for all countries except China (April 1, 2009) and India (April 1, 2010). EB-4 is current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (April 15, 2018), and Mexico (Dec 15, 2018). EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (Aug 15, 2015) and Vietnam (Oct 1, 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 January visa bulletin. 

The dates are as follows: the F1 date is August 8, 2015, for all areas except Mexico (March 1, 2000) and the Philippines (Oct 22, 2012). The F2A date is current for all areas. The F2B date is May 16, 2016, for all areas except Mexico (Dec 22, 1999) and the Philippines (April 15, 2012). F3 is at June 22, 2009, for all countries except Mexico (Sep 8, 2000) and the Philippines (Jan 8, 2003). The F4 date is Oct 7, 2007, for all countries except India (Dec 1, 2005), Mexico (May 8, 1999), and the Philippines (Oct 1, 2002). 

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