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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that for adjustment of status applications they will use the Dates for Filing Chart, which is below, rather than the Final Action Dates, for January. Priority-date cutoffs for all EB-1 categories will advance based on Final Action Dates in January, according to the State Department’s January Visa Bulletin. Except for a one-week advancement in the Philippines EB-3 category, all other priority-date cutoffs will remain the same as in December.
Key movements based on Final Action Dates:
Additional notes: The EB-4 category for religious workers (other than ministers) and the EB-5 Regional Center (I5 and R5) Immigrant Investor program were renewed on Dec. 7 by Congress under a temporary spending measure that funds Department of Homeland Security operations until Dec. 21, 2018.
Application Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:
Dates for Filing
The State Department also released its Dates for Filing chart for January and USCIS has confirmed via a web posting that it will follow the Dates for Filling chart in determining filing eligibility for adjustment of status applicants. Employment-based applicants whose priority date is before the date in the chart below are eligible to file for adjustment of status in January.
Application Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases:
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