• January Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
  • January 30, 2017
  • 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 under the State Department’s January Visa Bulletin.

    Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for January 2017

    To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in January, 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: October 15, 2012
    India: April 15, 2008
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: September 8, 2013
    India: March 15, 2005
    Philippines: July 22, 2011
    All other countries: August 1, 2016

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: December 1, 2005
    India: March 15, 2005
    Philippines: July 22, 2011
    All other countries: August 1, 2016

    EB-5
    China: April 8, 2014
    Current for all other countries.