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DOS Provides Visa Bulletin for January 2021

DOS posted the January 2021 Visa Bulletin and USCIS posted the related Adjustment of Status charts. For the first time this fiscal year, USCIS has stated that all employment-based adjustment of status applications must be filed based on the Final Action Dates chart. The Dates for Filing chart may be used for all family-sponsored applications, except that F2A applicants may file adjustment of status applications using the Final Action Dates chart. The Visa Bulletin also contains notes on the diversity visa (DV) category for the month of January, DV category rank cut-offs that will apply in February, and the scheduled expiration of the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference (I5 and R5) categories.