February Visa Bulletin Announces Green Card Projections for the Coming Months

February 10, 2021

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2021 included the following information on final action date projections (potential monthly movement) for employment-based green card categories through May. The bulletin notes that determination of the actual monthly final action dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and other variables affecting processing:

Employment First
  • Worldwide: Current
  • China: Up to six months
  • India: Up to six months
Employment Second
  • Worldwide: Current
  • China: Up to three weeks
  • India: Up to two weeks
Employment Third
  • Worldwide: Current
  • China: Up to one month
  • India: Up to three weeks
  • Mexico: Current
  • Philippines: Current
Employment Fourth
  • Current for most countries
  • El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras: Up to three months
  • Mexico: Up to one month
Employment Fifth
  • Will remain Current for most countries
  • China: No forward movement
  • Vietnam: Up to three weeks