• November Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
  • November 17, 2017

  • Executive Summary

    In November, 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 November Visa Bulletin.

    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 November Visa Bulletin.


    Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for November 2017

    To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in November, 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 NOVEMBER 2017

    EB-1
    Current for all countries

    EB-2
    China: June 15, 2013
    India: October 8, 2008
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: February 1, 2014
    India: October 15, 2006
    Philippines: January 15, 2016
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: April 1, 2006
    India: October 15, 2006
    Philippines: January 15, 2016
    All other countries: Current

    EB-4
    El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: November 1, 2015
    Mexico: April 1, 2016
    All other countries: Current

    EB-5
    China: July 1, 2014
    Current for all other countries and subcategories