US

Jun 10 2016

July Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month

United States

USCIS has determined that, next month, it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is current for final action according to the State Department’s July Visa Bulletin

Employer-sponsored foreign nationals with a priority date that makes them eligible for filing, but not final action, will not be able to submit an adjustment application next month.   

Employment-Based Final Action Dates for July 2016

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

EB-1 

Current for all countries. 

EB-2 

China: January 1, 2010 

India: November 1, 2004 

All other countries: Current 

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers 

China:  January 1, 2010 

India: October 22, 2004

Philippines: February 15, 2009 

All other countries: March 1, 2016 

EB-3 Other Workers 

China: January 1, 2004

India: October 22, 2004

Philippines: February 15, 2009

All other countries: March 1, 2016 

EB-5 

China: February 15, 2014

Current for all other countries and subcategories.

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