October Visa Bulletin Includes Outlook for Next Several Months

October 18, 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 October 2021 includes information on potential movement in visa availability for the next several months:

Employment First:

Worldwide: Current
China: Current
India: Current

Employment Second:

Worldwide: Current
China: Up to several months
India: Up to several months

Employment Third:

Worldwide: A final action date could be imposed as early as November
China: A retrogression of this date could occur as early as November
India: A retrogression of this date could occur as early as November
Mexico: A final action date could be imposed as early as November
Philippines: A final action date could be imposed as early as November

Employment Fourth: Current for most countries

El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: Limited, if any, movement expected
Mexico: Limited, if any, movement expected

Employment Fifth: Current for most countries

China: No forward movement

The bulletin also includes a reminder that if there is no legislative action, two employment categories will expire on September 30, 2021: non-minister special immigrant and I5 and R5 regional center visa categories.