May 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

NOTE:U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet announced if it will use the Dates for Filing or Final Action Dates chart for the May Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for the latest updates. 


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

What are the Changes? 

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


China and India EB-1 will remain current in May.  


For EB-2, China will advance approximately three months to December 1, 2016. India EB-2 will progress three months to August 1, 2010. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged. 


EB-3 will bring a two-month advancement for China to May 15, 2018. India will advance five months to February 1, 2011. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged. 

For more information about navigating the Visa Bulletin, catch our on-demand webinar or 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, 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.