June Visa Bulletin Update: Final Action Dates to determine eligibility

18 May 16

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in June it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart.

The Dates for Filing chart, published in the State Department’s June Visa Bulletin, will not apply. 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 with USCIS. Only applicants with priority dates earlier than the dates listed in the chart will be permitted to file their applications for adjustment of status in June.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference China El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines All Other Countries
EB-1 Current  Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Jan 1, 2010  Current Oct. 1, 2004 Current Current Current
EB-3 Jan 1, 2010 Feb. 15, 2016 Sept. 22, 2004 Feb. 15, 2016 Nov. 1,
2008
Feb. 15, 2016

Family-based immigrants will be required to use the Final Action Dates chart applicable to family-sponsored immigrants, contained in the June Visa Bulletin.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@balglobal.com.

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