On Jan 22 2021 by Staff

February 2021 Visa Bulletin

In the February visa bulletin, the DOS provides final action date projections for visa availability for Family and Employment based categories through May 2021 that could happen on a monthly basis.  Of course there could be fluctuations based on applicant demand and other variables. For this month, the USCIS says to use Chart A for Employment-Based cases.

Employment First:
Worldwide:  Current
China:  Up to six months
India:  Up to six months

Employment Second:
Worldwide:  Current
China:  Up to three weeks 
India:  Up to two weeks       

Employment Third: 
Worldwide:  Current
China:  Up to one month
India:  Up to three weeks
Mexico:  Current
Philippines:  Current

Looking at Chart A (Final Action Dates), ALL CHARGEABILITY, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES and VIETNAM are all current across the board; India and China also sees some forward movement.

  • EB-1 India moves ahead to 01JAN20
  • EB-2 India moves ahead a week to 12OCT09
  • EB-3 India also moves ahead a week to 01APR10
  • EB-5 India Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) remains CURRENT
  • EB-5 India Regional Center (I5 and R5) will be CURRENT

  • EB-1 China moves ahead a few months to 01JAN20
  • EB-2 China moves ahead a week to 15JUN16
  • EB-3 China moves ahead to 01JAN18
  • EB-5 China Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) remains at 15AUG15
  • EB-5 China Regional Center (I5 and R5) will be 15AUG15

  • EB-5 Vietnam Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) moves ahead to 01OCT17

If you have any questions about these categories, please contact one of the employment-based immigration lawyers at Klasko Immigration.

 

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