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

In February, 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 February 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 under the State Department's February Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for February 2017

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in February, 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

Current for all countries.

EB-2
China: November 15, 2012

India: April 15, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: October 1, 2013
India: March 22, 2005
Philippines: October 15, 2011
All other countries: October 1, 2016


EB-3 Other Workers
China: December 1, 2005
India: March 22, 2005

Philippines: October 15, 2011
All other countries: October 1, 2016

EB-5

China: April 15, 2014
Current for all other countries.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.


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