US: September Visa Bulletin

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 September 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 September 2016

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in September, 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

China: January 1, 2010
India: January 1, 2010
All other countries: Current

EB-2

China: January 1, 2010
India: February 22, 2005
All other countries: February 1, 2014

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China:  January 1, 2010
India: February 15, 2005
Philippines: July 1, 2010
All other countries: May 1, 2016

EB-3 Other Workers

China: January 1, 2004
India: February 15, 2005
Philippines: July 1, 2010
All other countries: May 1, 2016

EB-5

China: February 15, 2014
Current for all other countries and subcategories.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK