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

In December, 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 December 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 December Visa Bulletin

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for December 2017
To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in December, 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 DECEMBER 2017

EB-1
 
Current for all countries

EB-2

China: July 1, 2013
India: November 1, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
 
China: March 8, 2014
India: October 15, 2006
Philippines: January 15, 2016
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers 
China: July 1, 2006
India: October 15, 2006
Philippines: January 15, 2016
All other countries: Current

EB-4
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: November 8, 2015
Mexico: April 22, 2016
All other countries: Current

EB-5 
China: July 15, 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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