Visa Bulletin For January 2021

 

 

 

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

 

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

 

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents:  114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, plus any unused first preference numbers:

 

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

 

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents:  23% of the overall second preference limitation.

 

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

 

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens:  65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

 

A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

 

 

B.  DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

 

 

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

 

First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

 

Second:  Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

 

Third:  Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to “*Other Workers”.

 

Fourth:  Certain Special Immigrants:  7.1% of the worldwide level.

 

Fifth:  Employment Creation:  7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

 

A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

 

 

B.  DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

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