December 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

November 19, 2021 Anne Walsh

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


The State Department has released the December 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart for employment-based categories. The Dates for Filing chart brings some movement in multiple employment-based categories.  

What are the Changes?  

In December 2021, the Dates for Filing chart includes the following status for employment-based categories:  


All countries will remain current for EB-1. 


China EB-2 will move forward two months to April 1, 2019. India EB-2 will advance six months to July 8, 2013. All other countries in EB-2 remain current.  


China EB-3 will stay the same at April 1, 2018. India EB-3 will also stay the same at Jan. 22, 2012. 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 with Ian Love and Anne Walsh, who are Partners at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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