USCIS Sets March 2021 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts For the Visa Bulletin
Link: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and- procedures/visa-availability-priority-dates/when-to-file- your-adjustment-of-status-application-for-family- sponsored-or-employment-based-61
Pasricha & Patel
After the U.S. Department of State published the March 2021 visa bulletin, the USCIS has followed up and announced that it will continue to follow the Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Applications for the March 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 March 2021, and this applies to all nationalities once again.
It should also be noted that for employment-based visa applicants, they will also continue to follow the Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications chart for the month of March 2021.
True to previous month’s visa bulletin predictions about visa availability movements in the employment-based visa preference category by the U.S. Department of State, the employment-based visa categories for both India and China have advanced dramatically as well.
For example, the EB-1 India date moved from January 1, 2020 all the way to August 1, 2020, while EB-1 China moved up from January 1, 2020 also to August 1, 2020 too.
As for EB-2 India, the visa availability date advanced from October 12, 2009 to January 15, 2010, and EB-2 China moved slightly, from January 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016.
Even for EB-3 India, the visa availability movement was dramatic as well: from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2010. As for EB-3 China, the visa date moved less dramatically, from January 1, 2018 to February 8, 2018.
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