March 2021 Visa Bulletin Released by Department of State

February 24, 2021 Anne Walsh

Key Points

  • The Department of State has released the March 2021 Visa Bulletin
  • Priority cut-off dates advance in most employment-based categories
  • USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart for employment adjustment-of-status applications
  • China and India will progress in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories
  • All other countries will stay current for EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3

Overview

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued its Visa Bulletin for March 2021, which brings advancement to priority cut-off dates in many employment-based categories.

What are the Changes?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue using the Final Action Dates chart for processing adjustment-of-status applications in March 2021. 

The Final Action Dates chart includes the following key movements:

EB-1

China and India EB-1 will move ahead seven months to August 1, 2020. All other countries will stay current for EB-1.

EB-2

China EB-2 will advance to July 15, 2016. India EB-2 will progress more than 90 days to January 15, 2010. All other countries will remain current for EB-2.

EB-3

China EB-3 will progress five weeks to February 8, 2018. India EB-3 will progress three months to July 1, 2010. All other countries will stay current for EB-3.


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Anne Walsh, who is a Managing Attorney 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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