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February 2021 Visa Bulletin

For January 2021 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-january-2021.aspx

For analysis of February 2021 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-analysis-february-2021.aspx

February 2021 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from February 1 to February 28 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15SEP14
15SEP14 15SEP14 22JAN98 01JAN12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 15JUL15 15JUL15 15JUL15 01JUN99 15AUG11
F3 15JUL08 15JUL08 15JUL08 01SEP96 01MAR02
F4 15OCT06 15OCT06 15MAR05 08JUL98 01FEB02
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08AUG15 08AUG15 08AUG15 01MAR00 22OCT12
F2A 01JAN21 01JAN21 01JAN21 01JAN21 01JAN21
F2B 22MAY16 22MAY16 22MAY16 22DEC99 15APR12
F3 22JUN09 22JUN09 22JUN09 08SEP00 08JAN03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 01DEC05 08MAY99 01OCT02

Employment Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st C 01JAN20 C 01JAN20 C C C
2nd C 15JUN16 C 12OCT09 C C C
3rd C 01JAN18 C 01APR10 C C C
Other Workers C 01APR09 C 01APR10 C C C
4th C C 15APR18 C 15DEC18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15APR18 C 15DEC18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 01OCT17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 01OCT17
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C 01NOV20 C 01NOV20 C C
2nd C 01OCT16 C 15MAY11  C C
3rd C 01JUN18 C 01JAN14 C C
Other Workers C 01JUL09 C 01JAN14 C C
4th C C 01SEP18 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01SEP18 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

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON VISA PROCESSING AT U.S. EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PLEASE VISIT THE BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS WEBSITE AT TRAVEL.STATE.GOV

E. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS

FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)

Worldwide dates:
F1: Up to two weeks
F2A: Current
F2B: Up to two weeks
F3: Up to three weeks
F4: Up to two weeks

EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)

Employment First:
Worldwide: Current
China: Up to six months
India: Up to six months

Employment Second:
Worldwide: Current
China: Up to three weeks
India: Up to two weeks

Employment Third:
Worldwide: Current
China: Up to one month
India: Up to three weeks
Mexico: Current
Philippines: Current

Employment Fourth: Current for most countries
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: Up to three months
Mexico: Up to one month

Employment Fifth: The category will remain “Current” for most countries
China: No forward movement
Vietnam: Up to three weeks

The above final action date projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen on a monthly basis through May. The determination of the actual monthly final action dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables impacting processing.

F. ANNUAL REPORT OF IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS IN THE FAMILY-SPONSORED AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES REGISTERED AT THE NATIONAL VISA CENTER AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2020

The National Visa Center has provided the totals of applicants who are registered in the various numerically-limited immigrant categories for processing at overseas posts. This information is available on the Consular Affairs www.travel.state.gov website. The direct link to the item is:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics/immigrant-visa-statistics.html


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Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, case processing time, etc: https://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

Next Steps: If priority date is current and

1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: https://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: https://www.mygcvisa.com/nvc/overview-after-nvc-petition-approved.aspx

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