October 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 01JAN12 01JAN12 01JAN12 01NOV96 01OCT07
F2A 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16
F2B 01SEP11 01SEP11 01SEP11 01JAN97 01SEP07
F3 01DEC05 01DEC05 01DEC05 01OCT95 15JUN95
F4 15NOV04 15NOV04 22JUN04 08FEB98 01MAR95

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 22MAY13 C 15SEP08 C C
3rd C 01JAN14 C 15OCT06 C 01DEC15
Other Workers C 01JAN06 C 15OCT06 C 01DEC15
4th C C 01NOV15 C 01MAR16 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01NOV15 C 01MAR16 C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22JUN14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 22JUN14 C C C C

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