U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in October 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 October 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 October.
Application Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:
|Preference||China||El Salvador Guatemala Honduras||India||Mexico||Philippines||All Other Countries|
|EB-2||May 22, 2013||Current||Sept. 15, 2008||Current||Current||Current|
|EB-3||Jan. 1, 2014||Current||Oct. 15, 2006||Current||Dec. 1, 2015||Current|
Family-based immigrants, however, will be permitted to use the Dates for Filing chart applicable to family-sponsored immigrants, which was also included in the October Visa Bulletin.