Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates to be used for employment-based applicants in April

22 Mar 21

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in April it will accept employment-based applications for adjustment of status based on the State Department’s Final Action Dates chart.

The Dates for Filing chart published in the April Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Final Action Dates chart (below) to determine whether they are eligible to file their petitions for adjustment of status with USCIS.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Current Sept. 1, 2016 Current May 1, 2010 Current Current Current
EB-3 Current March 15, 2018 Current Sept. 1, 2010 Current Current Current

Additional information: April will mark the fourth time this fiscal year that USCIS will use Final Action Dates for employment-based adjustment-of-status applications. Family-based applicants may use the applicable Dates for Filing chart, except for F2A category applicants, who may use Final Action Dates.

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

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