April 2017 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).

Family Sponsored Adjustment of Status

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China- mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15OCT10 15OCT10 15OCT10 22MAY95 15JAN06
F2A 08JUN15 08JUN15 08JUN15 22MAY15 08JUN15
F2B 15SEP10 15SEP10 15SEP10 22DEC95 15JUN06
F3 15MAY05 15MAY05 15MAY05 08JAN95 15SEP94
F4 08MAY04 08MAY04 15AUG03 15JUN97 08SEP93


Employment-based Adjustment of Status

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 15JAN13 C 22JUN08 C C
3rd 15FEB17 15AUG14 15FEB17 24MAR05 15FEB17 15SEP12
Other Workers 15FEB17 01MAR06 15FEB17 24MAR05 15FEB17 15SEP12
4th C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22MAY14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01MAY14 C C C C

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