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

The Visa Bulletin, which was published earlier this week, showed forward movement in China EB-2 and India EB-2. All other priority-date cutoffs remained the same.

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 July 8, 2013 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 December, except for F2A category applicants, who may use Final Action Dates.

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

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