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NOTE: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Dates for Filing chart for the December Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for more information.


The Department of State has released the December 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based categories. The Dates for Filing chart brings some movement in multiple employment-based categories.

What are the Changes?

In December 2021, the Dates for Filing chart includes the following status for employment-based categories:


  • All countries will remain current for EB-1.


  • China EB-2 will move forward two months to April 1, 2019. India EB-2 will advance six months to July 8, 2013. All other countries in EB-2 remain current.


  • China EB-3 will stay the same at April 1, 2018. India EB-3 will also stay the same at January 22, 2012. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged.

Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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