March 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 March 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
F108MAR1508MAR1508MAR1501MAR9801FEB13
F2ACCCCC
F2B08NOV1508NOV1508NOV1501JUL9922JUL12
F301SEP0801SEP0801SEP0801OCT9622MAY03
F415DEC0615DEC0622APR0501SEP9808FEB03
"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
F101MAR1601MAR1601MAR1601APR0008JAN14
F2A22NOV2022NOV2022NOV2022NOV2022NOV20
F2B08OCT1608OCT1608OCT1622FEB0015APR13
F315OCT0915OCT0915OCT0922SEP0008MAY04
F408DEC0708DEC0715JAN0601JUN9901NOV03

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
1stC22JUN1901MAY20CC
2ndC08AUG1608NOV09CC
3rdC15JUN1801AUG10CC
Other WorkersCTBD01AUG10CC
4thCCC01APR19C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01APR19C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08DEC15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08DEC15CCC
"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
1stC01OCT2108DEC21CC
2ndC01DEC1615JAN12CC
3rdC15NOV1815OCT16CC
Other WorkersCTBD15OCT16CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01MAR16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01MAR16CCC

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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