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Mar 15 2019

April Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Final Action Dates Next Month

United States

At a glance

In April, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Final Action dates listed in the State Department's April Visa Bulletin.


Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for April 2019

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in April, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has chosen to honor the Department of State Final Action Dates chart, rather than the Dates for Filing chart. The Final Action Date chart reflects actual visa availability for that month.

FINAL ACTION CUT-OFF DATES FOR APRIL 2019

EB-1
China and India: February 22, 2017
All other countries: February 1, 2018

EB-2
China: April 1, 2016
India: April 12, 2009
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
China: August 1, 2015
India: June 22, 2009
Philippines: March 1, 2018
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers
China: August 22, 2007
India: June 22, 2009
Philippines: March 1, 2018
All other countries: Current

EB-4
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: March 8, 2016
Mexico: April 1, 2018
All other countries: Current                                                                                                    

EB-5
China: September 15, 2014
Vietnam: August 22, 2016
All other countries: Current

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.