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 under the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for May 2018

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.

FINAL ACTION CUT-OFF DATES FOR MAY 2018

EB-1 China: January 1, 2012 India: January 1, 2012 All other countries: Current

EB-2 China: September 1, 2014 India: December 22, 2008 All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers China: June 1, 2015 India: May 1, 2008 Philippines: January 1, 2017 All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers China: May 1, 2007 India: May 1, 2008 Philippines: January 1, 2017 All other countries: Current

EB-4 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: December 15, 2015 Mexico: October 22, 2016 All other countries: Current

EB-5 China: July 22, 2014 Vietnam: July 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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