USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates

Use the following Visa Bulletin charts to determine when to file your application for adjustment of status.

How do I use these charts?

  1. Find your visa type in the left-most column of the appropriate chart (family or employment based).
  2. Stay in that row and move to the right to find the date under the country of your birth.
  3. If you are otherwise eligible, and if the date of the chart is current ("C"), or if your priority date is earlier than the date on the chart, you may file your application.

What is my priority date?

Your priority date is typically the date when your sponsor or employer filed the immigrant visa petition for you. However, there may be a delay if the petition was filed improperly. If a labor certification was needed with your visa petition, the priority date is generally the date the labor certification application was accepted for processing.

The following charts contain filing date information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Applications:

Family-sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China (mainland born) India Mexico Philippines
F1 01JAN11 01JAN11 01JAN11 01JUN95 01MAY06
F2A 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15
F2B 08FEB11 08FEB11 08FEB11 01JUN96 01FEB07
F3 22AUG05 22AUG05 22AUG05 01MAY95 01JAN95
F4 01JUL04 01JUL04 01MAY04 01DEC97 01APR94

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications:

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China (mainland born) El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 15NOV12 C 15APR08 C C
3rd 01OCT16 01OCT13 01OCT16 22MAR05 01OCT16 15OCT11
Other Workers 01OCT16 01DEC05 01OCT16 22MAR05 01OCT16 15OCT11
4th C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15APR14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15APR14 C C C C