May 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).


Category All Chargeability Except Those Listed China- mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08DEC10 08DEC10 08DEC10 15JUN95 01FEB06
F2A 15JUL15 15JUL15 15JUL15 22JUN15 15JUL15
F2B 01OCT10 01OCT10 01OCT10 01FEB95 01AUG06
F3 15JUN05 15JUN05 15JUN05 22JAN95 22SEP94
F4 08MAY04 08MAY04 03SEP03 01JUL97 15OCT93


Category All Chargeability Except Those Listed China- mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 08FEB13 C 22JUN08 C C
3rd 15MAR17 01OCT14 15MAR17 25MAR05 15MAR17 01JAN13
Other Workers 15MAR17 08MAR06 15MAR17 15MAR05 15MAR17 01JAN13
4th C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01JUN14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) U U U U U U
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