VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2021
The U.S. Department of State has released its July 2021 Visa Bulletin. Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) chooses which chart it will follow for when intending immigrants may file their applications for adjustments of status or immigrant visas.
For July 2021, the USCIS will follow the “Final Action” for Employment-Based Visa Applications chart for employment-based (EB) filings for adjustment of status. This means that individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS in July 2021 must use the Final Action chart below.
This month’s bulletin includes advances in final action dates for China (moving forward almost two months, to November 8, 2015), and Vietnam (leaping forward almost two years, to April 1, 2020).
The bulletin also notes that since there has not yet been legislative action to extend the EB-5 regional center program, final action dates for the I5 and R5 categories are listed as “Unavailable” for July. If Congress extends the regional center program for July, the final action dates would immediately become “Current” for July, the bulletin states.