• February Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
  • May 25, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • USCIS has announced 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 February 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 to USCIS in February.

    Employment-Based Final Action Dates for February 2016

    To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in February, 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: March 1, 2012

    India: August 1, 2008

    All other countries: Current



    EB-3

    China: October 1, 2012

    India: June 15, 2004

    Philippines: January 8, 2008

    All other countries: October 1, 2015



    Other Workers

    China: December 22, 2006

    India: June 15, 2004

    Philippines: January 8, 2008

    All other countries: October 1, 2015



    EB-5

    China: January 15, 2014

    All other countries: Current