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

In March, 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 March 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 March Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for March 2017

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in March, 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: December 15, 2012

India: June 1, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: March 15, 2014
India: March 22, 2005
Philippines: March 15, 2012
All other countries: December 1, 2016

EB-3 Other Workers

China: February 1, 2006
India: March 22, 2005

Philippines: March 15, 2012

All other countries: December 1, 2016

EB-5

China: May 1, 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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