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March 2021 Visa Bulletin

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

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

March 2021 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from March 1 to March 31 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 22SEP14
22SEP14 22SEP14 08FEB98 08JAN12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 22JUL15 22JUL15 22JUL15 15JUL99 15AUG11
F3 01AUG08 01AUG08 01AUG08 15SEP96 08MAR02
F4 22OCT06 22OCT06 22MAR05 15JUL98 01MAR02
"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 01FEB21 01FEB21 01FEB21 01FEB21 01FEB21
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 01AUG20 C 01AUG20 C C C
2nd C 15JUL16 C 15JAN10 C C C
3rd C 08FEB18 C 01JUL10 C C C
Other Workers C 01MAY09 C 01JUL10 C C C
4th C C 01JUN18 C 01JAN19 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUN18 C 01JAN19 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 22OCT17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 22OCT17
"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 C C C 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. REPORTING CHANGES OF ADDRESS FOR CASES BEING PROCESSED OVERSEAS

All readers should be aware that any change of address or email for applicants processing their case overseas should always be reported to the National Visa Center (NVC). It is essential that NVC have the correct address and email so they can send information regarding the processing of the case to the applicant.

When contacting NVC directly about an immigrant visa petition, always include the following information:

  • NVC case number or USCIS receipt number
  • Principal applicant’s name
  • Principal applicant's date of birth
  • Petitioner’s name

CEAC (Consular Electronic Application Center)
Email addresses can be added or updated by logging into your CEAC portal at https://ceac.state.gov/iv.

Email
For updates to your physical address or for other questions, you may email NVC by using the online Public Inquiry Form located at: https://nvc.state.gov/inquiry.

Telephone - (603) 334-0700
Customer Service Representatives can speak with you Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to Midnight (Eastern Time), excluding holidays.


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USCIS/NVC Timeframe: Please click here to see how long it currently takes to process application.

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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