By: Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued the April 2020 Visa Bulletin. This is the seventh 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 C C C
2nd C 01SEP16 01MAY10 C
3rd C 15MAR18 01SEP10 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. USCIS Adjustment of Status page.

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 became current, which led to extra visas will flowing down to India EB2 and EB3. Indeed, India EB-2 moved ahead almost a year and half into May 2011. EB-3 also jumped up. It is now is 2014. We could see favorable processing times for the rest of 2021.

China EB-2 and EB-3 again both moved forward, this time by months, a trend that should continue. China EB-1 is now current reflecting the paucity of visas that were issued under the last year of the Trump presidency.