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

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Categories:

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 January, except for F2A category applicants, who may use Final Action Dates.

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