March Visa Bulletin Update: Final Action Dates to control filing eligibility for employment-based immigrants

11 Feb 16

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has confirmed that in March 2016 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 March Visa Bulletin Monday.

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 date listed in the chart will be permitted to file their adjustment of status applications in March. Family-based immigrants, however, may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart applicable to family-sponsored applicants, contained in the March Visa Bulletin.

Preference China India Mexico Philippines All Other Countries
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Aug. 1, 2012 Oct. 15, 2008 Current Current Current
EB-3 June 1, 2013 July 15, 2004 Jan. 1, 2016 Mar. 15, 2008 Jan. 1, 2016
Other workers Feb. 1, 2007 July 15, 2004 Jan. 1, 2016 Mar. 15, 2008 Jan. 1, 2016

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