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

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 Sept. 1, 2013 Current Current
EB-3 Current April 1, 2018 Current Jan. 22, 2012 Current Current

Additional Information: USCIS confirmed that it will also use Dates for Filing for family-based applicants, except for F2A category applicants, who may use Final Action Dates.

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