October 2021 Visa Bulletin

1. For EB1 and NIW categories, USCIS has decided to use the Dates for Filing chart for the purpose of filing I-485 in October.


2. Your I-485 cannot be approved until your priority date (PD) is current under the Final Action Dates chart.


3. The citation requirement of EB1A is much higher than that was required before. You are entitled to the Priority Date (PD) of your first-approved I-140. If you were born in India or China Mainland and are now thinking about filing an EB1A case, you may consider filing an NIW petition as soon as possible to secure an earlier PD. Please feel free to contact us for a free evaluation for your EB1 and/or NIW case.


NIW Rest of World, excluding China Mainland/India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates For Filing: Current


NIW China Mainland

Final Action Dates: 07/01/2018 (no movement compared to September 2021)

Dates for Filing: 09/01/2018 (no movement compared to September 2021)


NIW India

Final Action Dates: 09/01/2011 (no movement compared to September 2021)

Dates for Filing: 07/08/2012 (moved forward 7 months and 7 days compared to September 2021)


EB-1 China Mainland

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current


EB-1 India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current


EB1 Rest of World, excluding China Mainland/India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current