July 2021 Visa Bulletin Updates
According to the Department of State Visa Bulletin, the employment-based Final Action cutoff dates and Dates for Filing have advanced greatly in July 2021. The USCIS has announced that it will honor the “Final Action Dates” for all the employment-based Adjustment of Status applications, which means the USCIS will keep the “Dates for Filing” closed in July 2021. As predicted by the DOS, EB-2 and EB-3 Final Action dates for China and India have indeed advanced quickly. The details of July 2021 Final Action dates are as below:
Final Action Dates of EB-1: Dates for all countries, including China and India, remain current.
Final Action Dates of EB-2: China has moved forward from 05/01/2017 to 12/01/2017 (7 months); India has moved forward from 12/01/2010 to 06/01/2011 (6 months); all other countries remain current.
Final Action Dates of EB-3: China has moved forward from 09/01/2018 to 01/01/2019 (4 months); India has moved forward from 11/01/2011 to 01/01/2013(14 months); all other countries remain current.
Final Action Dates of EB-5: For the Non-Regional Center program, China has moved forward from 09/15/2015 to 11/08/2015 (2 months); all other countries remain current. The final action dates for the Regional Center program are "unauthorized" because the program is set to expire on 06/30/2021 unless reauthorized by Congress.