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

In August, 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 August 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 August Visa Bulletin

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for August 2017 To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in August, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country. 

FINAL ACTION CUT-OFF DATES FOR AUGUST 2017

EB-1
  China: January 1, 2012}
India: January 1, 2012
All other countries: Current

EB-2 China: April 22, 2013
India: July 22, 2008
All other countries: April 1, 2015

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers 
China: January 1, 2012
India: July 15, 2006
Philippines: June 1, 2015
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers
China: January 1, 2004
India: July 15, 2006
Philippines: June 1, 2015
All other countries: Current

EB-5  
China: June 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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