US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for February 2019. Applicants of family-based cases (beneficiaries of the approved Form I-130 immigrant visa petition) should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2019. Employment-based preference filings must us the “Final Action Dates” chart.
The following information is the for the “Final Action Dates” chart for employment-based visas. The EB-1 category remains backlogged and is at December 1, 2017, for the worldwide category and is at February 8, 2017, for China and India. The EB-2 worldwide category is current and China has a priority date of October 1, 2015, and India’s is at April 6, 2009. The EB-3 worldwide category is current and is backlogged at July 1, 2015, for China and April 22, 2009, for India.
Applicants for adjustment of status and immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the date in the February Visa Bulletin chart for their category may either file their case (as with the family-based cases using the filing dates chart) or have their cases approved (as with the employment-based cases that are assigned the final action dates chart).