USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment applications in October from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Dates for Filing (Chart B) listed in the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin. There are significant advances in most employment-based visa categories. USCIS has announced that F2A applicants may file using the Final Action Dates chart. Applicants in all other family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart.
- EB-1: China and India advance to September 1, 2020. All other countries remain current.
- EB-2: India advances to May 15, 2011, while China advances by 2 months. All other countries remain current.
- EB-3: The “All Other Countries” category becomes current. India advances to January 1, 2015, and China advances to June 1, 2018.
- Other workers: India advances to January 15, 2015, but China does not move forward. All other countries remain current.
- EB-5: All countries, except China, are current. If in the United States and otherwise eligible, Vietnamese nationals can submit an adjustment application based on an approved EB-5 petition.
Regarding Final Action Dates:
- Family-sponsored categories saw forward movement up to several weeks. The F2A category remains current.
- Employment-based categories saw the potential for rapid forward movement, particularly for China and India across EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 (professional) categories.
- EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Worldwide categories are current.
October Dates for Filing – Employment-Based Visas
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