February 2021 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see February 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
F122JAN1522JAN1522JAN1515FEB9822OCT12
F2ACCCCC
F2B08OCT1508OCT1508OCT1508JUN9922APR12
F315AUG0815AUG0815AUG0815SEP9622JAN03
F422NOV0622NOV0608APR0515AUG9801NOV02
"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
F108JAN1608JAN1608JAN1622MAR0015SEP13
F2A22OCT2022OCT2022OCT2022OCT2022OCT20
F2B01SEP1601SEP1601SEP1601FEB0008JAN13
F315SEP0915SEP0915SEP0915SEP0008JAN04
F415NOV0715NOV0701JAN0622MAY9915JUL03

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
1stC01MAY1922DEC19CC
2ndC15JUL1601NOV09CC
3rdC08APR1822JUN10CC
Other WorkersCTBD22JUN10CC
4thCCC15FEB19C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15FEB19C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08NOV15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08NOV15CCC
"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)
C08FEB16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08FEB16CCC

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: https://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

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

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.

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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