October 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

NOTE:U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Dates for Filing chart for the October Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for more information.     


The State Department has released the October 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart. The Dates for Filing chart brings some advancement in multiple employment-based categories.    

What are the Changes?    

In October 2021, the Dates for Filing Chart includes the following status for employment-based categories:    


All countries will remain current for EB-1.   


For EB-2, China will advance to Sept. 1, 2018. India EB-2 will move to July 8, 2012. All other countries in EB-2 remain current. 


China EB-3 will move to Jan. 15, 2019. India EB-3 will progress to Jan. 8, 2014. 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 with Anne Walsh, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").      

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.