The June 2021 Visa Bulletin was released earlier this morning and we are happy to report that we once again saw steady to significant forward movement in most categories, particularly EB2 and EB3 India/China. Also, EB1 India and EB1 China continue to remain current, which is fantastic news. USCIS has not yet indicated which filing chart is to be used for June 2021, but we are assuming it will be the same as last month – that the Final Action Dates chart is to be used by applicants filing for their greencards in the employment-based and F2A categories, while the Dates for Filing chart is to be used by those in the remaining family-based categories. We will post an update if that changes. It seems that the rumors about a potential surplus of available visa numbers because of unused ones the past two fiscal years have some merit to them. We hope to see additional forward movement in the coming months as USCIS and DOS continue to sort through their significant backlogs. Of course, the Covid situation abroad has caused significant disruption to consular processing and operations, but we will remain vigilant and keep our readers informed of any developments.
For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date remains current, F2B preference advances 7 days to a PD of 22 August 2015, F4 category advances 30 days to 8 December 2006; EB1 remains current; EB2 remains current; and EB3 remains current.
For India only: F2A category remains current, F2B preference advances 7 days to 22 August 2015, F4 advances 23 days to a PD of 8 May 2005; EB1 remains current; EB2 advances 122 days to 1 December 2010; EB3 advances 273 days to a PD of 1 November 2011; EB5 Non-Regional Center and Regional Center remains current.
For China only: EB1 remains current; EB2 advances 151 days to a PD of 1 May 2017; EB3 advances 109 days to a PD of 1 September 2018; EB5 Non-Regional Center and Regional Center advances 31 days to a PD of 15 September 2015.
For Vietnam only: EB5 Non-Regional Center and Regional Center advances 59 days to a PD of 15 April 2018.
Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:
F2A Current; F2B 15 August 2016 for All Areas, except 8 August 2000 for Mexico and 1 August 2013 for Philippines; F4 1 October 2007 for All Areas, except 1 December 2005 for India, 8 May 1999 for Mexico, and 8 August 2003 for Philippines.
EB1 Current for all countries, including China and India; EB2 All countries except India and China are current; EB3 Current for all countries except India and China; EB2 India 1 December 2010; EB3 India 1 November 2011; EB2 China 1 May 2017; EB3 China 1 September 2018; EB5 China (RC and Non-RC) 15 September 2015; Vietnam is not individually listed and should use the all countries category.
Notes copied from the Department of State regarding Visa availability:
D. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON VISA PROCESSING AT U.S. EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PLEASE VISIT THE BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS WEBSITE AT TRAVEL.STATE.GOV
E. @TRAVELGOV BEGINS HOSTING MONTHLY YOUTUBE LIVE “CHATS WITH CHARLIE”
@TravelGov will begin hosting “Chats with Charlie” on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelGov) to discuss information provided in the monthly Visa Bulletin. This month’s chat is scheduled to take place on May 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss the June Visa Bulletin. Questions can be emailed to VisaBulletin@state.gov ahead of the event with “Chat with Charlie Question” in the subject line. Questions will also be taken via the YouTube Live Chat and will be answered in real-time. The event is intended to address issues of general interest related to the content of the Visa Bulletin, and no policy, case, or post specific questions will be accepted.
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