USCIS Sets July 2021 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts For the Visa Bulletin
Pasricha & Patel
Following the U.S. Department of State’s recent publication of the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, the USCIS has just announced that it will continue to follow the Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Applications for the July 2021 Visa Bulletin.
Because the F2A category remains ‘Current’ on the Final Action Dates Chart for Family-sponsored preference cases, this means that applicants in the F2A category (spouses and children of permanent residents) will continue to follow the Final Action Dates chart for July 2021, and this applies to all nationalities once again.
Furthermore, for employment-based visa applicants, they will continue to follow the Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications chart for the month of July 2021.
As predicted by the U.S. Department of State as part of their regular briefings given to visa users and stakeholders, the most recent months’ predictions about how the visa availability movements in the employment-based visa preference category by the U.S. Department of State would advance rapidly, the employment-based visa categories for both India and China have continued to move ahead.
For example, the July 2021 EB-1 visa preference category continues to remain Current for both China and India, along with all other countries.
As for EB-2 India, the visa availability date advanced significantly from December 1, 2020 to June 1, 2011 in the July 2021 visa bulletin.
Meanwhile EB-2 China moved ahead from May 1, 2017 in the June 2021 visa bulletin to December 1, 2017 in the July, 2021 visa bulletin.
As for EB-3 India, the visa availability movement forward was exponentially fast: from November 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013 in the July 2021 visa bulletin.
As for EB-3 China, the visa date also moved ahead from September 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 (for Professional Workers), and from October 1, 2009 to December 1, 2009 for Other Workers.
The projections for even further visa date movements ahead in the coming months is also likely too.
Once again, with the recent advancements in the visa bulletin dates, we do encourage readers to continue to check back with our site for any updates regarding this and any other latest immigration news and developments.
Should you wish to discuss your case matter further, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment so we can assist you further.