U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in September 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 September 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 September.
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||May 15, 2013||Jan. 1, 2016||Aug. 22, 2008||Jan. 1, 2016||Jan. 1, 2016||Jan. 1, 2016|
|EB-3||Jan. 1, 2012||Current||Oct. 15, 2006||Current||Nov. 1, 2015||Current|
Family-based immigrants will also be required to use the Final Action Dates chart applicable to family-sponsored immigrants, which was also published in the September Visa Bulletin.