March 2018 Adjustment of Status Filing Dates

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) determined which filing dates chart to use for the March 2018 Visa Bulletin (see the charts). For family-based immigration, the Dates for Filing chart will be used. For employment-based immigration, the Final Action Dates chart will be used. Find the right chart to determine when to file your application for adjustment of status.

How do I use these charts?
Find your visa type in the left-most column of the appropriate chart (family or employment based). Stay in that row and move to the right to find the date under the country of your birth. 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.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any immigration questions.