April 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

March 19, 2021 Anne Walsh

NOTE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet announced if it will use the Final Action Dates chart for April 2021. Please check the USCIS website for the latest updates.

Overview

The State Department has released the April 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

What are the Changes?

In April 2021, the Final Action Dates chart includes the following key movements:

EB-1

China and India EB-1 will become current in April. In March, both countries had a cutoff date of August 1, 2020. All other countries in EB-1 remain current and unchanged.

EB-2

For EB-2, China will advance approximately six weeks to September 1, 2016. India EB-2 will progress over three months to May 1, 2010. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged.

EB-3

EB-3 will bring a five-week advancement for China to March 15, 2018. India will advance to September 1, 2010. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged.

For more information about navigating the Visa Bulletin, please refer to our Q&A with Global Immigration Associates.

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Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Anne Walsh, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

About the Author

Anne is a Partner with Global Immigration Associates. In this role, she provides counsel for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations and their foreign national employees. Anne’s practice focuses on obtaining visas and employment-based green cards in all categories; immigration compliance arising from corporate changes, such as reorganizations and restructuring; and office relocations and company immigration policies and best practices. She also has extensive experience preparing and reviewing business immigration filings, requests for further evidence and appeals, and in researching and analyzing immigration statutes, policy and procedure. Anne works with clients in several industries, including software, cloud technology, manufacturing and electronics. In addition to her employment-based practice, Anne provides counsel for individuals pursuing visas and green cards through family relationships.

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