August 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).

Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Applications

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China- Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22DEC10 22DEC10 22DEC10 01FEB96 15OCT06
F2A 22SEP15 22SEP15 22SEP15 01SEP15 22SEP15
F2B 01NOV10 01NOV10 01NOV10 01JUL96 08DEC06
F3 08JUL05 08JUL05 08JUL05 08APR95 22JAN95
F4 08MAY04 08MAY04 22SEP03 15SEP97 08APR94

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 01JAN12 C 01JAN12 C C
2nd 01APR15 22APR13 01APR15 22JUL08 01APR15 01APR15
3rd C 01JAN12 C 15JUL06 C 01JUN15
Other Workers C 01JAN04 C 15JUL06 C 01JUN15
4th C C 15SEP15 15SEP15 15SEP15 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15SEP15 15SEP15 15SEP15 C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15JUN14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15JUN14 C C C C

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