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

Final Action Dates: Key Movements


  • China EB-1 will remain at Feb. 1, 2022.
  • India EB-1 will remain at Feb. 1, 2022.
  • All other countries under EB-1 will remain current.


  • China EB-2 will remain at June 8, 2019.
  • India EB-2 will remain at Jan. 1, 2011.
  • All other countries under EB-2 will retrogress over four months to Feb. 15, 2022.


  • China EB-3 will advance five months to April 1, 2019.
  • India EB-3 will remain at June 15, 2012.
  • All other countries under EB-3 will change from current to June 1, 2022.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China India Mexico Philippines
EB-1 Current Feb. 1, 2022 Feb. 1, 2022 Current Current
EB-2 Feb. 15, 2022 June 8, 2019 Jan. 1, 2011 Feb. 15, 2022 Feb. 15, 2022
EB-3 June 1, 2022 April 1, 2019 June 15, 2012 June 1, 2022 June 1, 2022

Additional Information: Family-based applicants must use the Dates for Filing chart next month, according to the USCIS announcement. More information is available here.

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