UNITED STATES (May 16, 2017) – June Visa Bulletin update: Final Action Dates to determine filing eligibility

Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine eligibility

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in June 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 June 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 June.

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

March 1, 2013

Current

July 1, 2008

Current

Current

Current

EB-3

Oct. 1, 2014

April 15, 2017

May 15, 2005

April 15, 2017

May 1, 2013

April 15, 2017


Family-based immigrants will also be required to use the Final Action Dates chart applicable to family-sponsored immigrants, which was also provided in the June Visa Bulletin.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@balglobal.com.

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