The U.S. Department of State earlier this month published their updated monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2021. The Bulletin, which can be seen in full here, details the availability of immigrant visa numbers during June 2021 for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications” and provides useful reference information for applicants, immigration attorneys and paralegals alike. For those who will consular process their immigrant visas at U.S. Embassies/Consulates abroad, the “Dates for Filing” chart indicates when the National Visa Center should notify immigrant visa applicants to assemble and submit their required documentation online. For further clarification of the information contained within this bulletin, please contact Fong Ilagan for assistance.
Department of State and USCIS Visa Bulletin Information
For those foreign nationals who are physically in the United States, USCIS dictates which Visa Bulletin chart to use for filing adjustment of status applications with USCIS. Here is the USCIS webpage for determining eligibility to file for adjustment of status: https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo.
USCIS has indicated to use the following charts during the month of June 2021:
First; (F1), Second (F2B only), Third; (F3), Fourth; (F4)
- DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS
Second (F2A only):
- FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES
Employment Sponsored Preferences:
First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth,
- FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES
To stay posted on immigrant visa number availability under the various family-based and employment-based immigrant visa categories, you can receive a notification of each monthly Visa Bulletin published. You can subscribe to the Department of State’s email list by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the message body include “Subscribe Visa-Bulletin.”
To understand more about these categorizations please see the full Visa Bulletin for full descriptions of each preference category. If you have any questions about the dates published in the Charts, please speak to one of our specialized immigration attorneys at Fong Ilagan by calling us at 713.772.2300 or reach out to us by filling out our online contact form.
You can also find more information about Fong Ilagan’s specialist immigration services in each practice area on the following pages of our website: