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. 

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