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

In October, 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 October 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 October Visa Bulletin

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for October 2017
To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in October, 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 OCTOBER 2017
EB-1  
Current for all countries

EB-2 
China: May 22, 2013
India: September 15, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
China: January 1, 2014
India: October 15, 2006
Philippines: December 1, 2015
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers  
China: January 1, 2006
India: October 15, 2006
Philippines: December 1, 2015
All other countries: Current 

EB-4
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: November 1, 2015
Mexico: March 1, 2016
All other countries: Current

EB-5 
China: June 22, 2014
Current for all other countries and subcategories 

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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