USCIS: Final Action Dates to control January filing eligibility for employment-based immigrants

11 Dec 15

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that in January 2016 it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications according to the Application Final Action Dates chart – not the Dates for Filing chart – published in the State Department’s January Visa Bulletin earlier this 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 eligible to file their adjustment of status applications in January. Family-based immigrants may, on the other hand, use the Dates for Filing chart, applicable to family-sponsored applicants, contained in the January Visa Bulletin.

Preference China India Mexico Philippines All Other Countries
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Feb. 1, 2012 Feb. 1, 2008 Current Current Current
EB-3 July 1, 2012 May 15, 2004 Oct. 1, 2015 Nov. 1, 2007 Oct. 1, 2015
Other workers Dec. 1, 2006 May 15, 2004 Oct. 1, 2015 Nov. 1, 2007 Oct. 1, 2015

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