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Jan 2021 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For official October 2020 Visa Bulletin and Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-october-2020.aspx

Please see January 2021 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based categories for all countries):

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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115FEB1515FEB1515FEB1515FEB9801NOV12
F2ACCCCC
F2B15OCT1515OCT1515OCT1508JUN9908MAY12
F322AUG0822AUG0822AUG0815SEP9622FEB03
F422NOV0622NOV0615APR0515AUG9801DEC02
"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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F122JAN1622JAN1622JAN1622MAR0001OCT13
F2A01NOV2001NOV2001NOV2001NOV2001NOV20
F2B08SEP1608SEP1608SEP1601FEB0022JAN13
F322SEP0922SEP0922SEP0915SEP0001FEB04
F415NOV0715NOV0701JAN0622MAY9915AUG03

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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stC08OCT1808MAY19CC
2ndC01JUN1601OCT09CC
3rdC15DEC1701MAY10CC
Other WorkersCTBD01MAY10CC
4thCCC22DEC18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22DEC18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
"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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stC01JUL2115AUG21CC
2ndC15NOV1615NOV11CC
3rdC01OCT1801MAY16CC
Other WorkersCTBD01MAY16CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15MAR16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15MAR16CCC

Also See:

      Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, 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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