February Visa Bulletin update: Final Action Dates to control February filing eligibility for employment-based immigrants

14 Jan 16

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has confirmed that in February it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications according to the Application Final Action Dates chart, rather than the Dates for Filing chart, published in the State Department’s February Visa Bulletin last week.

Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action Dates chart below to determine if they are eligible to file their adjustment of status petitions. Only applicants with priority dates earlier than the date listed in the chart will be able to file their adjustment of status applications in February. Family-based immigrants may use the Dates for Filing chart applicable to family-sponsored applicants, contained in the February Visa Bulletin.

Preference China India Mexico Philippines All Other Countries
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 March 1, 2012 Aug. 1, 2008 Current Current Current
EB-3 Oct. 1, 2012 June 15, 2004 Oct. 1, 2015 Jan. 8, 2008 Oct. 1, 2015
Other workers Dec. 22, 2006 June 15, 2004 Oct. 1, 2015 Jan. 8, 2008 Oct. 1, 2015

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