• July Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
  • June 15, 2017
  • 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 July Visa Bulletin.

    Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for July 2017

    To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in July, 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 JULY 2017

    EB-1

    China: January 1, 2012

    India: January 1, 2012

    All other countries: Current

    EB-2

    China: March 22, 2013

    India: July 22, 2008

    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

    China: January 1, 2012

    India: February 15, 2006

    Philippines: May 15, 2014

    All other countries: June 8, 2017

    EB-3 Other Workers

    China: July 15, 2006

    India: February 15, 2006

    Philippines: May 15, 2014

    All other countries: June 8, 2017

    EB-5

    China: June 8, 2014

    Current for all other countries.