Tuesday, September 27, 2016

USCIS WILL ALLOW MORE I-485 FILINGS IN OCTOBER THAN USUAL

USCIS has announced that for October 2016 it will allow I-485 filings for those immigrant visa applicants who qualify under the more favorable Date of Filing chart

Dates of Filing Chart - October 2016

Employment-
based
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA
PHILIPPINES 
1st
C
C
C
C
2nd
C
01MAR13
22APR09 
C
3rd
C
01MAY14
01JUL05
01SEP13

If you have a priority date earlier than the dates listed on the above table, and you are lawfully in the United States, you can file your I-485 from October 1-31, 2016.  Please keep in mind that the USCIS will not approve your immigrant visa application unless your priority date is earlier than the standard Final Action chart.

Final Action Chart- October 2016

Employment
based
All Charge-
ability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA
PHILIPPINES
1st
C
C
C
C
2nd
C
15FEB12
15JAN07
C
3rd
01JUN16 
22JAN13
01MAR05
01DEC10


3 comments:

  1. to me who is not well-versed with those laws/amendments, this sounds confusing... my question is what is the sense of filing I-485 when your priority date is not current yet? In the long run, visa will not be granted,so what's the real purpose of this "date of filing chart" ?

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  2. An applicant and family gains some benefits from filing their I-485. For instance, their spouse is allowed to obtain their EAD card. You should speak to your attorney about these collateral benefits to see which ones apply in your case.

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