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

15 Jun 17

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in July 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 July 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 adjustment-of-status applications in July.

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 Mar. 22, 2013 Current July 22, 2008 Current Current Current
EB-3 Jan. 1, 2012 June 8, 2017 Feb. 15, 2006 June 8, 2017 May 15, 2014 June 8, 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 July 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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