CareerKnacks Summary: July Visa Action Bulletin

 

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for July 2017. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by a few months, however, the 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by a full year (from May 1, 2013 to May 15, 2014), so that anyone in that category with a May 15, 2014 priority date or earlier is now eligible to submit an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Please note that, for employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USICS accepted an individual’s I-140 petition for processing.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: *

Employment- Based

All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland
born

El SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

01JAN12 

C

01JAN12 

C

C

2nd

C

22MAR13

C

22JUL08

C

C

3rd

08JUN17

01JAN12

08JUN17

15FEB06

08JUN17

15MAY14

Other Workers

08JUN17

15JUL06

08JUN17

15FEB06

08JUN17

15MAY14

4th

C

C

15AUG15

15AUG15

15AUG15

C

Certain Religious Workers

15AUG15 

15AUG15 

15AUG15 

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C

08JUN14

C

C

C

C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

08JUN14 

 

 

USCIS has determined that employment-based applicants must use the Final Actions Dates chart in the DOS Visa Bulletin for June 2017 to determine when they may file an adjustment of status application (see https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo) (last accessed: 5/30/17

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