Department of State Releases February 2021 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for February 2021
  • USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart in February 2021 for employment-based filings
  • India and China EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 advance
  • EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories remain current for all other countries


USCIS will use the Final Action Dates (Chart A) for February 2021. Employment-based categories are mostly unchanged from January 2021, with a few months’ advancement for China and India EB-1 and a few days’ advancement for China and India EB-2 and EB-3. 

What are the Changes?


For EB-1, India and China will advance four months to January 1, 2020. All other countries stay current.


For EB-2, India will advance to October 12, 2009. China will advance to June 15, 2016. All other countries stay current.


For EB-3, India will advance to April 1, 2010. China will advance to January 1, 2018. All other countries stay current.


For EB-4, Mexico will advance to December 15, 2018. Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador will advance to April 15, 2018. All other countries stay current.


For EB-5, China stays at August 15, 2015. Vietnam will advance to October 1, 2017.  All other countries stay current.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

More information about the Visa Bulletin and how to navigate it is available in this article on the Envoy Immigration Blog.


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. (, 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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