May 2021 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official April 2021 Visa Bulletin & Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-april-2021.aspx

Please see May 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
F101NOV1401NOV1401NOV1408MAR9808MAR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B01SEP1501SEP1501SEP1508AUG9915OCT11
F322AUG0822AUG0822AUG0808OCT9615MAY02
F408NOV0608NOV0615APR0501AUG9801JUN02
"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
F108OCT1508OCT1508OCT1508MAR0015NOV13
F2A01APR2101APR2101APR2101APR2101APR21
F2B08JUL1608JUL1608JUL1601AUG0008JAN13
F308JUL0908JUL0908JUL0915SEP0001JUL03
F422OCT0722OCT0708DEC0515MAY9901JUL03

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-
mainlandĀ 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01OCT1601JUN10CC
3rdC15MAY1822OCT10CC
Other WorkersCTBD22OCT10CC
4thCCC01MAR19C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01MAR19C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15SEP15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15SEP15CCC
"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-
mainlandĀ 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC15JAN1715JUL11CC
3rdC15SEP1808MAY14CC
Other WorkersCTBD08MAY14CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15JAN16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15JAN16CCC

The dates above have been calculated from data provided by USCIS/DOS. It does not include future demand (which can increase or decrease anytime). Hence data will keep changing every month. We will update these tables as we get more data from USCIS or DOS.

Similar to EB3 category movement, we have previously added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.

If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130 / NVC / I-140 / I-485 case in the free GC tracker (which has thousands of cases): https://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases in each category. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.

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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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