By: Chris Musillo


The Department of State has just issued the March 2020 Visa Bulletin. This is the sixth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2021. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

Visa Bulletin

Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.
Employment-
based
All Other CHINA INDIA PHILIPPINES
1st C 01AUG20 01AUG20 C
2nd C 15JUL16 15JAN10 C
3rd C 08FEB18 01JUL10 C
Table B: Dates of Filing

The USCIS will be using the Table A: Final Action Dates chart for I-485 employment-based filings. A beneficiary must be current on the above Table A chart in order to file their I-485, Adjustment of Status applications.

MU Law Analysis

Both the Philippines and Worldwide (All Other) EB-3 continue to be current. Our opinion remains that these categories will stay current for the foreseeable future.

India EB-1 moved ahead 7 more months, which is about a year since December. India EB-2 and EB-3 each showed more progress than usual, but the progress is still underwhelming. These slow progressions, along with the large number of India EB-2 and EB-3 filings in October, November, and December, probably means that we should only expect 1-4 week movements in India EB-2 or EB-3 for at least the rest of 2021.

China EB-2 and EB-3 again both moved forward by a few weeks, a trend that should continue. China EB-1 again showed more progress than expected moving ahead seven months. This may be because of declining rates of visa issuance out of the American posts in China.