January Visa Bulletin: Minor Priority Date Movement

December 20, 2016 Patty Johnson-Vazquez

The U.S. Department of State released its 2017 January Visa Bulletin.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is mandating employment-based applicants to use the Final Action Dates chart to determine when to file Form I-485, the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

Here’s a breakdown of the January Visa Bulletin for employment-based charts.

View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here.

January Visa Bulletin

 

Month-to-Month Changes 

  • EB-2: China was pushed back five months. India was pushed back one year.
  • EB-3: All chargeable areas moved up five months.
  • EB-5: China moved up two months.

January 2017 Visa Bulletin

Month-to-Month Changes 

  • EB-2: China moved up one month. India moved up two months.
  • EB-3: All areas advanced a couple weeks to two months, except India.
  • EB-5: China advanced two weeks.

 Employment-based green card categories:

  • EB-1: Priority workers with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors or researchers, and executives or managers who’ve transferred to the United States
  • EB-2: Individuals with advanced degrees, exceptional abilities, or those holding national interest waivers
  • EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals and others who don’t qualify for EB-1 or EB-2
  • EB-4: Religious workers, broadcasters, Iraq/Afghan translators, Iraqis who have assisted the United States, physicians, Armed Forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, Retired NATO-6 employees, spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees
  • EB-5: Investors who are investing in a new commercial enterprise

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