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Note: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will use the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based categories in the August Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for more information.

Key Points

  • The Department of State released the August 2021 Visa Bulletin
  • August brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories
  • All countries remain current in EB-1
  • China EB-2 advances four months; all other countries remain the same
  • China EB-3 advances one week; all other countries stay the same


The Department of State (DOS) has released the August 2021 Visa Bulletin, bringing advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

What are the Changes?

In August 2021, the Final Action Dates chart includes the following vital movements:

All countries will remain current for EB-1.

For EB-2, China will advance four months to Apr. 1, 2018. India EB-2 will stay the same on June 1, 2011. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged.

China EB-3 will progress to January 8, 2019. India EB-3 will advance six months to July 1, 2013. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged.

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