January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

December 18, 2017 Chelsea Iversen

The January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below.

Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application:

January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin - family-based dates for filing

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications:

January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin - employment-based dates for filing

New Visa Bulletin Charts

The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts per visa preference category in the DOS Visa Bulletin. The charts are:

  • Application Final Action Dates (dates when visas may finally be issued); and
  • Dates for Filing Applications (earliest dates when applicants may be able to apply).

When USCIS determines there are immigrant visas available for the filing of additional adjustment of status applications, the Dates for Filing Applications chart may be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Otherwise, the Application Final Action Dates chart must be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS.

In coordination with the DOS, USCIS will monitor visa numbers each month and post the relevant chart on this page under When to File.

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