USA: January 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 under the State Department’s January Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cut-offs for January 2017

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in January, 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: October 15, 2012
India: April 15, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: September 8, 2013
India: March 15, 2005
Philippines: July 22, 2011
All other countries: August 1, 2016

EB-3 Other Workers

China: December 1, 2005
India: March 15, 2005
Philippines: July 22, 2011
All other countries: August 1, 2016

EB-5

China: April 8, 2014
Current for all other countries.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK