The State division launched the visa bulletin for February 2021, two days after President Biden took cost on the Oval workplace. Whereas the US immigration panorama is beginning to look higher and higher with the proposal for an 8-year citizenship path for eligible undocumented immigrants, the long run game-plan for authorized non-immigrant visa holders nonetheless maintains establishment.
With no important ahead motion in any of the employment-based visa classes, the precedence dates stay inside the similar scope as final month’s visa bulletin dates. Allow us to check out the present Closing Motion deadlines for employment primarily based visas in keeping with the Feb 2021 visa bulletin.
- EB-1: India and China advance to Jan 1, 2020.
- EB-2: India strikes to Oct 12, 2009 whereas China advances by 2 weeks to June 15, 2016
- EB-3: India strikes ahead to April 1, 2010 and China to Jan 1, 2018
- EB-4: India and China stay present
- EB-5*: India stays present whereas China says at Aug 15, 2015
*The Regional and Non-Regional Heart packages will stay present for all international locations
Adjustment Of Standing Filings
USCIS continues to honor the Closing Motion Date chart for adjustment of standing filings in keeping with the February visa bulletin. This may be a continuation from January 2021 when Closing Motion Dates have been introduced by the State division. Most of 2020, USCIS had opted for the Dates for Submitting chart to honor the adjustment of standing petitions.
To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment of standing subsequent month, the visa holder ought to have a precedence date sooner than the date listed above. Minimize-off dates for India and China, the bulk international locations with employment primarily based visas is listed above.
What To Anticipate Subsequent
Outgoing President Trump had prolonged the entry ban for sure classes of immigrants from exterior the U.S. till March 31, 2021. Whereas President Biden has stated that any proposals that haven’t gone into impact by Jan 20, 2021 needs to be stalled for 60 days, it’s nonetheless undecided if the entry ban can be lifted. This was introduced in April 2020 and was legitimate till Dec 2020, after which was prolonged to March 2021.
The unused visas may spillover to employment primarily based classes. Nevertheless, the impact can be accessible solely by Fall 2021.
New Modifications To Non-immigrant Visas & US Inexperienced Card
Predictions For March 2021 Visa Bulletin
EB-1: India and China may need substantial transfer ahead
EB-2: India and China can anticipate comparable advances like that of Feb visa bulletin
EB-3: India and China can anticipate comparable advances like that of Feb visa bulletin
EB-4: India and China stay present
EB-5: India stays present whereas China has no motion in any respect
Is March 2021 going to point out comparable outcomes? Keep tuned to this house to know the deadlines as quickly because the State Division releases it visa bulletin for March 2021.