USCIS Issues Guidance Regarding Adjustment of Status Application Filing Dates for July 2017
USCIS has determined that for July 2017, the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin must be used for both family-sponsored filings and employment-based preference filings. By way of background, individuals who are present in the United States are eligible to file a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status in connection with a family-sponsored or employment-based immigrant visa petition, as per the monthly Visa Bulletin published by DOS. The monthly Visa Bulletin contains information on current immigrant visa availability, specifically when statutorily limited visas will become available based on an individual’s priority date. The new USCIS guidance provides that for July 2017, the Final Action Dates chart in the DOS Visa Bulletin must be used for both family-sponsored filings and employment-based preference filings. To view the July 2017 Visa Bulletin, please visit our previous post.