July 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

NOTE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they are using the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based filings in July. Please check the USCIS website for more information.  


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

What are the Changes? 

In July 2021, the Final Action Dates chart includes the following key movements


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


For EB-2, China will advance seven months to December 1, 2017. India EB-2 will progress 
six months to June 1, 2011. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged. 


China EB-3 will progress four months to January 1, 2019. India EB-3 will advance 14 months to January 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 Ian Love, who is a Partner 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.