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

The Visa Bulletin, which was published earlier today, showed modest forward movement in China EB-1 and India EB- 1, but retrogression of one year in India EB-3. All other priority-date cutoffs will be the same as they were in the November Visa Bulletin.

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases in December:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
EB-1 Current Nov. 1, 2020 Current Nov. 1 2020 Current Current Current
EB-2 Current Oct. 1, 2016 Current May 15 2011 Current Current Current
EB-3 Current June 1, 2018 Current Jan. 1, 2014 Current Current Current

USCIS 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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