December 2021 Visa Bulletin

1. USCIS has decided to use the Dates for Filing chart for the purpose of filing I-485 in December 2021.


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 the World, excluding China Mainland/India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current


NIW China Mainland

Final Action Dates: 01/01/2019 (moved forward 47 days compared to November 2021)

Dates for Filing: 04/01/2019 (moved forward 2 months compared to November 2021)


NIW India

Final Action Dates: 05/01/2012 (moved forward 5 months compared to November 2021)

Dates for Filing: 07/08/2013 (moved forward 6 months compared to November 2021)


EB1 Rest of World, excluding China Mainland/India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current


EB-1 China Mainland

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current


EB-1 India

Final Action Dates: Current

Dates for Filing: Current