USCIS, for the first time in almost a year, has agreed that the Date for Filing, as opposed to the Final Action Date, can be used for the October Visa Bulletin. What does this mean?
For Employment Based Cases:
EB-1: Will be Current for All.
EB-2: While the Worldwide numbers remain current, India will be at April 22, 2009 instead of January 2007 and China will be at March 1, 2013 instead of February 2012
EB-3: Worldwide will be current as opposed to June 1, 2016. India will be at July 1, 20015 instead of March 1, 2005 (not quite as big a jump as other categories). And China will be at May 1, 2014 instead of January 22, 2013.
As can be seen most dates have jumped ahead about 1 year which is good news for those who have waited a long time to file their adjustment applications or for their applications to be approved.
If you have any questions leave a comment below or send me an email. Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.
4 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: USCIS will allow the use of the Date for Filing in the October, 2016 Visa Bulletin”
When will be my priority date be current 15/02/2005
I would need to know which category you filed in – was it Employment? If so, which category? I would also need to know what country you were born in.
my PD is june 2009 in eb2 india when can i expect green card or atleast when can i file 485
It will most likely be at least a couple of years at least. However, the DOS has stated that the Dates for Filing Table reflects where they think that the dates will be within 1 year. I should warn you though that I have not seen that this has played out that way in reality.