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

In May, 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 May 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 according to the State Department's May Visa Bulletin.


Employer-sponsored foreign nationals with a priority date that makes them eligible for filing, but not final action, will not be able to submit an adjustment application next month.

Employment-Based Final Action Dates for May 2016

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

EB-1

Current for all countries.

EB-2
China: September 1, 2012
India: November 22, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: August 15, 2013
India: September 1, 2004
Philippines: August 8, 2008
All other countries: February 15, 2016

EB-3 Other Workers

China: April 22, 2007
India: September 1, 2004
Philippines: August 8, 2008
All other countries: February 15, 2016

EB-5

China: February 8, 2014
Current for all other countries and subcategories.


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