United States: May Visa Bulletin Update: Final Action Dates to determine filing eligibility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has confirmed that in May 2016 it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications according to the Application Final Action Dates chart.

0
0

The Dates for Filing chart, published in the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action Dates chart (below) to determine if they are eligible to file their adjustment-of-status petitions with USCIS. Only applicants with priority dates earlier than the dates listed in the chart will be permitted to file their applications for adjustment of status in May.

Family-based immigrants may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart applicable to family-sponsored applicants, as provided in the May Visa Bulletin.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference

China

El Salvador Guatemala Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

All Other Countries

EB-1

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-2

Sept. 1, 2012

Current

Nov. 22, 2008

Current

Current

Current

EB-3

Aug. 15, 2013

Feb. 15, 2016

Sept. 1, 2004

Feb. 15, 2016

Aug. 8, 2008

Feb. 15, 2016

Other workers

April 22, 2007

Feb. 15, 2016

Sept. 1, 2004

Feb. 15, 2016

Aug. 8, 2008

Feb. 15, 2016


This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@balglobal.com.

Copyright © 2016 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact copyright@balglobal.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @BAL_Immigration

About Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Founded in 1980, Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) provides comprehensive global immigration services from seven offices across the U.S. and from offices in Geneva, London, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. BAL manages global visa matters and customized application approaches for work permits, business visas, and residence permits in more than 100 countries. With a single cost center for worldwide operations, BAL offers centralized management with regional and local support for the complete spectrum of global immigration matters.

Source:Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Go to the profile of Berry Appleman & Leiden

Berry Appleman & Leiden

We are a global firm singularly focused on meeting the immigration challenges of corporate clients around the world in ways that make immigration more strategic and clients more successful.

No comments yet.