January 2019 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for January 2019.

EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now October 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of December 15, 2016. EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) for all nationals, except those born in India who  stillhave a cutoff date of April 1, 2009 (EB-2) and March 1, 2009 (EB-3) AND those born in China who now have a cutoff date of  August 1, 2015 (EB-2) and June 8, 2015 (EB-3).

However, the USCIS has advised that it will accept adjustment of status (I-485) applications in January for family-based petitions and employment-based petitions for those with priority dates before the listed cutoff date in the filing dates chart, which is considerably ahead of the final action chart in most cases.

This information is provided as an educational service. Consult with an attorney for your specific circumstances.  For a comprehensive evaluation of your immigration options, you are invited to call me at 214-472-2161, complete my contact form, or visit my websites at www.badmuslaw.com and  www.physicianimmigration.com.

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