December 2019 Visa Bulletin Update


In December, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Dates for Filing listed in the State Department's December Visa Bulletin


For the third consecutive month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has chosen to honor the Department of State Dates for Filing chart, rather than the Final Action Date chart. The December Dates for Filing makes EB-1 current for all countries except India and China, and advances EB-5 China by more than four months. Other cutoff dates in the Dates for Filing chart, which are more favorable than the Final Action dates, remain unchanged from last month.


To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in December, employer-sponsored foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country. 


DATES FOR FILING CUT-OFF DATES FOR DECEMBER 2019

EB-1

China: September 1, 2017 

India: March 15, 2017

All other countries: Current


EB-2

China: August 1, 2016

India: July 1, 2009 

All other countries: Current  


EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

China: March 1, 2017

India: February 1, 2010

All other countries: Current 


EB-3 Other Workers

China: August 1, 2008

India: February 1, 2010

All other countries: Current 


EB-4

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: August 15, 2016

All other countries: Current 


EB-5

China: May 15, 2015

All other countries: Current  

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