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September 2021 Visa Bulletin – Some Forward Movement to End the Fiscal Year

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.

Below is a summary of the September Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

China:   EB-1 remains current; EB-2 advances three months to July 1, 2018; and EB-3 freezes at January 8, 2019.

India:    EB-1 remains current; EB-2 moves forward three months to September 1, 2011; and EB-3 advances six months to January 1, 2014.

All Other Countries: EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 remain current

NOTE:  USCIS announced that it will NOT accept I-485 applications in September based on the Department of State’s more favorable Dates for Filing chart. Only cases that are current based on the Final Action Dates chart can be submitted in September.

Courtland C. Witherup contributed to this article.

Copyright © 2021, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 230
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