U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in May it will follow the State Department’s Dates for Filing chart, as published in the May Visa Bulletin, to determine whether applicants are eligible to file for adjustment of status.

The Visa Bulletin, which was published yesterday, showed modest forward movement in India EB-2. All other priority-date cutoffs were the same as they were in the April Visa Bulletin.

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Current April 1, 2019 Current Dec. 1, 2014 Current Current
EB-3 Current April 1, 2018 Current Jan. 22, 2012 Current Current

Additional Information: Family-based applicants may use the applicable Dates for Filing chart for May.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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