Jul 15 2021

August 2021 Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Categories

United States

At a glance

Next month, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Final Action Dates listed in the State Department’s August 2021 Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cutoffs for August 2021

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in August, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

USCIS has again chosen the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based applications.

USCIS Cutoff Dates for August 2021


China: Current

India: Current

All other countries: Current                                                                            


China: April 1, 2018

India: June 1, 2011

All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers  

China: January 8, 2019

India: July 1, 2013

All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers  

China: January 1, 2010

India: July 1, 2013

All other countries: Current


El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: January 1, 2019

Mexico: February 1, 2020

All other countries: Current

EB-5 (Non-Regional Center)*

China: November 15, 2015

Vietnam: Current

All other countries: Current

*Regional Center program expired on June 30, 2021 and will remain unavailable unless reauthorized by Congress through legislation.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.