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Oct 18 2019

November Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Again Honor Dates for Filing Next Month

United States

At a glance 

In November, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Dates for Filing listed in the State Department's November Visa Bulletin

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for November 2019 

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

For the second consecutive month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has chosen to honor the Department of State Dates for Filing chart, rather than the Final Action Date chart. The Dates for Filing remain unchanged from last month and are more favorable than the Final Action dates for November.



China: September 1, 2017 

India: March 15, 2017

All other countries: July 1, 2019


China: August 1, 2016

India: July 1, 2009 

All other countries: Current  

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers  

China: March 1, 2017

India: February 1, 2010

All other countries: Current 

EB-3 Other Workers  

China: August 1, 2008

India: February 1, 2010

All other countries: Current 


El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: August 15, 2016

All other countries: Current 


China: January 1, 2015

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.