United States: September Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month

In September, USCIS will only accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is current for final action under the State Department's September Visa Bulletin.

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USCIS has determined that, next month, it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is current for final action according to the State Department's September Visa Bulletin.


Employer-sponsored foreign nationals with a priority date that makes them eligible for filing, but not final action, will not be able to submit an adjustment application next month.

Employment-Based Final Action Dates for September 2016

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in September, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

EB-1

China: January 1, 2010
India: January 1, 2010
All other countries: Current

EB-2

China: January 1, 2010
India: February 22, 2005
All other countries: February 1, 2014


EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
China: January 1, 2010
India: February 15, 2005
Philippines: July 1, 2010
All other countries: May 1, 2016

EB-3 Other Workers
China: January 1, 2004
India: February 15, 2005
Philippines: July 1, 2010
All other countries: May 1, 2016


EB-5
China: February 15, 2014
Current for all other countries and subcategories.

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