US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for April 2020. Applicants in the F-2A category of family-based cases (spouses and children under 21 of legal permanent residents) may use the “Final Action Dates” chart for April 2020. For all other family-based cases (beneficiaries of the approved Form I-130 immigrant visa petition), individuals should use the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for April 2020.
For all employment-based beneficiaries (approved Form I-140 immigrant visa petitions on their behalf), they must use the “Final Action Dates” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for April 2020.
For the employment-based “Final Action Dates” chart, the EB1 worldwide category is at June 1, 2019, and is at June 8, 2017, for China and May 1, 2015, for India. The EB2 worldwide category is now current, for India is at May 25, 2009, and for China is at September 1, 2015. The EB3 worldwide category is at January 1, 2017, and for China is at April 15, 2016, and at January 22, 2009, for India.
Applicants for adjustment of status and immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the date in the December Visa Bulletin chart for their category may either file their case with USCIS or start the processing abroad at a US consulate.