June Visa Bulletin update: Final Action Dates to determine filing eligibility

16 May 17

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 whether 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.

Application Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference China El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines All Other Countries
EB-1 Jan. 1, 2012  Current Jan. 1, 2012 Current Current Current
EB-2 March 1, 2013 Current July 1, 2008 Current Current Current
EB-3 Oct. 1, 2014 April 15, 2017 May 15, 2005 April 15, 2017 May 1, 2013 April 15, 2017

Family-based immigrants will also be required to use the Final Action Dates chart applicable to family-sponsored immigrants, which was also provided 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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