Yesterday, September 21, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that in October 2016 it will accept Adjustment of Status Applications based on the “Filing Date” chart for most of the employment- and family-based immigrant visa categories. This is positive news for everyone, especially for Indian and Chinese Nationals. For your reference, included below are the “Filing Date” charts for both employment- and family-based filings for the month of October 2016.
Note that the “Filing Date” chart will not apply to the employment-based, fourth preference (EB4) category for certain religious workers; and the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) category for cases filed through regional centers.
October 2016 Employment-Based “Filing Date” Chart:
|Employment-based||All Chargeability |
|Certain Religious Workers||C||C||C||C||C|
|5th Non-Regional Center(C5 and T5)||C||15JUN14||C||C||C|
|5th Regional Center (I5 and R5)||C||15JUN14||C||C||C|
October 2016 Family-Sponsored “Filing Date” Chart:
|All Chargeability |