In the July visa bulletin, the DOS provides final action date projections for visa availability for Family and Employment based categories. For this month, the USCIS says to use Chart A for Employment-Based cases.
Looking at Chart A (Final Action Dates),
- EB-1 ACROSS THE BOARD WILL REMAIN CURRENT.
- Regional Center I5 and R5 will be UNAVAILABLE if there is no legislation by June 30, 2021.
- According to the visa bulletin, “If there is legislative action extending this category for July, the final action dates would immediately become “Current” for July for all countries except China-mainland born I5 and R5, which would be subject to a November 8, 2015 final action date and Vietnam I5 and R5, which would be subject to an April 1, 2020 final action date.”
EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, & Other Workers remains CURRENT for the following categories: ALL OTHER, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES and VIETNAM
- EB-2 India moves ahead 7 months to 01JUN 11
- EB-3 India jumps ahead 14 months (!!) to 01JAN13
- EB-5 India Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) remains CURRENT
- EB-2 China moves ahead 7 months to 01DEC17
- EB-3 China moves ahead 4 months to 01JAN09
- EB-5 China Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) moves 2 months to 08NOV15
- EB-5 Vietnam Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) moves forward 2 years (!!) to 01APR20
If you have any questions about the July visa bulletin or about these categories, please contact one of the employment-based immigration lawyers at Klasko Immigration.
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