October Visa Bulletin update: Adjustment-of-status applicants to benefit from Dates for Filing chart

  • United States
  • 09/17/2018
  • Bal Global

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that in October it will follow the State Department’s Dates for Filing chart, as published in the October Visa Bulletin, to determine whether applicants are eligible to file for adjustment of status.

The Dates for Filing chart contains more progressive cutoff dates that will allow many applicants to file for adjustment of status significantly earlier than the Final Action Dates that normally control filing eligibility. For example, the EB-1 category for all countries except China and India has a Dates for Filing priority-date cutoff of June 1, 2018 compared to April 1, 2017 under the Final Action Dates chart. Applicants with priority dates earlier than the dates listed in the chart below will be permitted to file their applications for adjustment of status in October.

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