US: April Visa Bulletin update

USCIS has determined that, next month, it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is current for final action according to the State Department’s April Visa Bulletin. 

Employer-sponsored foreign nationals with a priority date that makes them eligible for filing, but not final action, will not be able to submit an adjustment application next month.   

Employment-Based Final Action Dates for April 2016

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in April, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

 
EB-1

Current for all countries.


EB-2

China: September 1, 2012
India:  November 8, 2008
All other countries: Current


EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: August 15, 2013
India: August 8, 2004
Philippines: May 1, 2008
All other countries: February 15, 2016
 

EB-3 Other Workers

China: March 1, 2007
India: August 8, 2004
Philippines: May 1, 2008
All other countries: February 15, 2016
 

EB-5

China: February 1, 2014
Current for all other countries and subcategories.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK