October 2021 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official August 2021 Visa Bulletin and Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-august-2021.aspx

Please see October 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
F101APR1501APR1501APR1508MAR9915MAR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B15DEC1515DEC1515DEC1501MAY0008NOV11
F301DEC0801DEC0801DEC0808JUN9701JUL02
F401APR0701APR0701OCT0501MAR9915SEP02
"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
F108JUL1608JUL1608JUL1601SEP0008OCT15
F2A01AUG2101AUG2101AUG2101AUG2101AUG21
F2B15OCT1615OCT1615OCT1622SEP0008JAN14
F308SEP0908SEP0908SEP0901OCT0022NOV03
F415NOV0715NOV0715JAN0622JUN9908MAY04

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
2ndC22AUG1808OCT11CC
3rdC15MAY1908MAR14CC
Other WorkersCTBD08MAR14CC
4thCCC22MAY20C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22MAY20C
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-
mainlandĀ 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01NOV1801MAY12CC
3rdC22NOV1922OCT14CC
Other WorkersCTBD22OCT14CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08FEB16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08FEB16CCC

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.

More Options: If you are new to immigration process or would like to see what other immigration options are available, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa/

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When Can I Get My Green Card: Get step-by-step details on when you can expect to get your green card (including latest timeframe for each step of GC process for both EB and FB categories).

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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