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USCIS Sets May 2021 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts For the Visa Bulletin

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Following the U.S. Department of State’s recent publication of the May 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 May 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 May 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 May 2021.

Continuing the previous 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 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 from May 1, 2010 to August 1, 2010, while EB-2 China moved a few months ahead as well, from September 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016.

As for EB-3 India, the visa availability movement forward was also very encouraging: from September 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011.

As for EB-3 China, the visa date also moved ahead from March 15, 2018 to May 15, 2018.

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.