USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for July 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for July 2019. 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 all other 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 April 22, 2018, for the worldwide category and May 8, 2017, for China and January 1, 2015, for India. The EB-2 worldwide category is current and China has a priority date of November 1, 2016, and India’s is at April 24, 2009. The EB-3 worldwide category is current and is backlogged at January 1, 2016, for China and July 1, 2009, for India.

Applicants for adjustment of status and immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the date in the July Visa Bulletin chart for their category may either file their case (as with the family-based cases using the filing dates chart (except for F-2A) or have their cases approved (as with the employment-based cases that are assigned the final action dates chart).