VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2021
The U.S. Department of State released its Visa Bulletin for March 2021. The US State Department’s March 2021 Visa Bulletin features significant advancement in many employment-based green card categories. Following the trend of the last two months, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based cases.
Final Action cutoff dates advance for many employment-based green card preference categories in the Visa Bulletin for March 2021.
• EB-1: Notably, the EB-1 green card advances by seven months for China and India to August 1, 2020. All other countries are current.
• EB-2: India advances three months to January 15, 2010. China advances one month to July 15, 2016. All other countries are current.
• EB-3 (professionals and skilled workers): India advances three months to July 1, 2010, and China moves forward to February 18, 2018.
• EB-5: All countries are current for Regional and Non-Regional Center programs, except Vietnam and China. Vietnam advances three weeks to October 22, 2017, while China remains unchanged at August 15, 2015.
USCIS will honor the Final Action Dates chart for individuals who apply to adjust status to legal permanent resident in March 2021. Foreign nationals who are sponsored by their employers are eligible to file an employment-based adjustment of status application in March 2021 if their priority date is earlier than the date listed for their preference category and country.