• September Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
  • August 25, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • 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 September 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 September 2016

    To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in September, 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
    China: January 1, 2010
    India: January 1, 2010
    All other countries: Current

    EB-2
    China: January 1, 2010
    India: February 22, 2005
    All other countries: February 1, 2014

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: January 1, 2010
    India: February 15, 2005
    Philippines: July 1, 2010
    All other countries: May 1, 2016

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: January 1, 2004
    India: February 15, 2005
    Philippines: July 1, 2010
    All other countries: May 1, 2016

    EB-5
    China: February 15, 2014
    Current for all other countries and subcategories.