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Visa Bulletin for May 2021

Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Preference Cases

Employment based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
1st C C C C C C C
2nd C 01DEC16 C 01AUG10 C C C
3rd C 15MAY18 C 01FEB11 C C C
Other Workers C 01AUG09 C 01FEB11 C C C
4th C C 01SEP18 C 15MAR19 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01SEP18 C 15MAR19 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15FEB18
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15FEB18


Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employment based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01JUL17 C 15MAY11 C C
3rd C 01SEP18 C 01JAN14 C C
Other Workers C 01NOV09 C 01JAN14 C C
4th C C 01NOV18 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01NOV18 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15DEC15 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15DEC15 C C C C

First: Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".

Fourth: Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.



Application Final Action Dates For Family-sponsored Preference Cases

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22OCT14 22OCT14 22OCT14 01APR98 01FEB12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 15AUG15 15AUG15 15AUG15 15AUG99 15SEP11
F3 22AUG08 22AUG08 22AUG08 15OCT96 01MAY02
F4 08NOV06 08NOV06 15APR05 08AUG98 01MAY02


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01OCT15 01OCT15 01OCT15 01MAR00 01NOV13
F2A 01APR21 01APR21 01APR21 01APR21 01APR21
F2B 22JUN16 22JUN16 22JUN16 08AUG00 08JAN13
F3 22JUN09 22JUN09 22JUN09 08SEP00 01JUL03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 01DEC05 08MAY99 01JUL03

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens