US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for September 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 August 2019. 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 September 2019. Employment-based preference filings must us the “Final Action Dates” chart for September 2019.
However, the EB-3 category has become unavailable across all categories through the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2019).
The following information is the for the “Final Action Dates” chart for the other employment-based visas. The EB-1 category remains backlogged and is at October 1, 2017, for the worldwide category, January 1, 2014, for China and unavailable for India. The EB-2 worldwide category has regressed to January 1, 2018, for China is at January 1, 2017, and for India at May 8, 2009.
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).