US Dept of State Work-Sponsored Visa Bulletin for August 2021

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Work-SponsoredJan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021September 2021 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailable-0001-12-20

Mainland China

Work-SponsoredJan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021September 2021 Prediction
EB12019-09-012020-01-012020-08-01CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22016-06-012016-06-152016-07-152016-09-012016-12-012017-05-012017-12-012018-04-012018-07-31
EB32017-12-152018-01-012018-02-082018-03-152018-05-152018-09-012019-01-012019-01-082019-03-17
Other Workers2009-03-012009-04-012009-05-012009-06-012009-08-012009-10-012009-12-012010-01-012010-02-21
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)2015-08-152015-08-152015-08-152015-08-152015-08-152015-09-152015-11-082015-11-152015-11-27
EB5 (Regional)Unavailable2015-08-152015-08-152015-08-152015-08-152015-09-15UnavailableUnavailable-0001-11-30

India

Work-SponsoredJan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021September 2021 Prediction
EB12019-09-012020-01-012020-08-01CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22009-10-082009-10-122010-01-152010-05-012010-08-012010-12-012011-06-012011-06-012011-09-15
EB32010-03-222010-04-012010-07-012010-09-012011-02-012011-11-012013-01-012013-07-012014-01-19
Other Workers2010-03-222010-04-012010-07-012010-09-012011-02-012011-11-012013-01-012013-07-012014-01-19
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailable-0001-12-20

Mexico

Work-SponsoredJan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021September 2021 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB42018-12-012018-12-152019-01-012019-02-012019-03-152019-11-012020-02-012020-02-012020-03-27
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailable2018-12-152019-01-012019-02-012019-03-152019-11-012020-02-012020-02-012020-03-27
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailable-0001-12-20

Philippines

Work-SponsoredJan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021September 2021 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailable-0001-12-20


* Note: Dates in red indicate that priority went backwards instead of forwards which is known as retrogression. This is caused when the Department of State finds that the number of visas available is running out faster than originally estimated. The date is moved backward to show a more accurate picture of the visa backlog.

WORK-SPONSORED PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS


First: (EB1) Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second (EB2): Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: (EB3) Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to '*Other Workers'.

Fourth: (EB4) Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: (EB5) Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.