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Visa Bulletin for April 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 01SEP16 C 01MAY10 C C C
3rd C 15MAR18 C 01SEP10 C C C
Other Workers C 01JUN09 C 01SEP10 C C C
4th C C 01AUG18 C 01FEB19 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01AUG18 C 01FEB19 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15DEC17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15DEC17


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 01JAN17 C 15MAY11 C C
3rd C 01AUG18 C 01JAN14 C C
Other Workers C 01SEP09 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 08OCT14 08OCT14 08OCT14 22FEB98 22JAN12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08AUG15 08AUG15 08AUG15 22JUL99 01SEP11
F3 08AUG08 08AUG08 08AUG08 01OCT96 01APR02
F4 01NOV06 01NOV06 08APR05 22JUL98 08APR02


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15SEP15 15SEP15 15SEP15 01MAR00 01SEP13
F2A 01MAR21 01MAR21 01MAR21 01MAR21 01MAR21
F2B 15JUN16 15JUN16 15JUN16 08JUL00 08NOV12
F3 22JUN09 22JUN09 22JUN09 08SEP00 01MAY03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 01DEC05 08MAY99 01MAY03

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