USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for February 2019

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).