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 under the State Department's September Visa Bulletin

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for September 2017 

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.  

FINAL ACTION CUT-OFF DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 

EB-1   

  • China: January 1, 2012
  • India: January 1, 2012
  • All other countries: Current 


EB-2 

  • China: May 15, 2013
  • India: August 22, 2008 
  • All other countries: January 1, 2016       


EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers  

  • China: January 1, 2012
  • India: October 15, 2006
  • Philippines: November 1, 2015
  • All other countries: Current 


EB-3 Other Workers  

  • China: January 1, 2004
  • India: October 15, 2006
  • Philippines: November 1, 2015 
  • All other countries: Current 


EB-5  

  • China: June 15, 2014 
  • Current for all other countries. 


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