September 2021 Visa Bulletin Update

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September 2021 U.S. Immigration Green Card Schedule

According to the State Department’s September Visa Bulletin, final action cutoff dates for issuance of an immigrant visa will be as follows:

  • EB-1: All countries, including China and India, will remain current
  • EB-2: China will advance by three months to July 1, 2018 and India will advance by three months to September 1, 2011. All other countries will remain current
  • EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers: The Non-Regional Center program will be current for all countries except China. China will advance by one week to November 22, 2015. The Regional Center program has expired and is listed as unavailable in the Visa Bulletin. If reauthorized, the Regional Center program will mirror the Non- Regional final action dates.
FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES
FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Except for the countries listed in Mainland China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines, there is no schedule for professional immigration for global/Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants in September 2021

KEY REVIEW
  1. Except for the immediate family members of U.S. citizens (spouse, parents, unmarried children under 21 years of age), there is no visa quota limit, and other relative immigration and professional immigration are subject to priority dates, immigration priority categories, and visa issuing countries.
  2. The Immigration Bureau will assign a “Priority Date” based on the applicant’s immigration application submission date, which represents the first day of your immigration application to the US government, and this date represents your waiting number plate.
  3. Priority date definition: Occupational immigration is the date when the DOL receives the labor card application. If the labor certification is not required, the date when USCIS receives the Occupational Immigration I-140/ Relative Immigration I-130 shall prevail.
  4. The applicant’s priority date is to book his immigrant visa quota.
  5. The “Priority Date” and the applicant’s “Birthplace” and “Immigration Priority Type” will determine whether the applicant needs to wait for the visa quota, or how long it will take to have a valid visa. When a visa is available, the applicant can submit I-485 status adjustment work.
  6. When the number of applicants exceeds the available visa quota, applicants of this category must queue up in the order of application until the quota of this category is used up.
  7. The applicant’s priority date has not been arranged before, and the applicant cannot obtain the approval of the immigration application.

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