August 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

July 16, 2021 Anne Walsh

NOTE:U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Final Action Dates chart for the August Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for more information.  


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

What are the Changes? 

In August 2021, the Final Action Dates chart includes the following key movements in employment-based categories: 


All countries will remain current for EB-1 in August. 


For EB-2, China will advance four months to Apr. 1, 2018. India EB-2 will stay the same at June 1, 2011. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged. 


China EB-3 will progress to Jan. 8, 2019. India EB-3 will advance six months to July 1, 2013. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged. 

For more information about navigating the Visa Bulletin, please refer to this list of frequently asked questions, prepared in collaboration with Global Immigration Associates (GIA). 


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration Anne Walsh, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (, 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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