CareerKnacks Summary: June Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for June 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 several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by four months (from January 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013),

so that anyone in that category with a May 1, 2013 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

01MAR13

C

01JUL08

C

C

3rd

15APR17

01OCT14

15APR17

15MAY05

15APR17

01MAY13

Other Workers

15APR17

15JUL06

15APR17

15MAY05

15APR17

01MAY13

4th

C

C

15JUL15

C

15JUL15

C

Certain Religious Workers

15JUL15 

15JUL15 

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C

08JUN14

C

C

C

C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

08JUN14 

C  

 

  • 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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