GreenCard-IndiaUSCIS Has Posted the Early Dates for Filing Applications for Green Card

( Adjustment of Status)

(Updated 09/25/2015)

USCIS has revised the dates for filing the Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Based or Employment-Based Preference Visas.

In Oct visa Bulletin the USCIS has implemented the a new section of the cut off dates to determine when to file the petition of adjustment of status. To determine whether additional visas are available, USCIS will compare the number of visas available for the remainder of the fiscal year with:

  • Documentarily qualified visa applicants reported by DOS;
  • Pending adjustment of status applications reported by USCIS; and
  • Historical drop off rate (for example, denials, withdrawals, abandonments).

When to File ?

For the EB2 Category if your place of birth is India and your priority date is July 01, 2011  Jul 01, 2009 or before  then you may be eligible to file the Petition for Adjustment of Status ( Green Card). Contact the Law office of Gopal Krishan to confirm the eligibility before you start the process.

For other preference categories – Please contact the Law office of Gopal Krishan to confirm the eligibility before you start the process.

Definitions

  • Priority Date – The priority date is generally the date when the applicant’s relative or employer properly filed the immigrant visa petition on the applicant’s behalf with USCIS. If a labor certification is required to be filed with the applicant’s immigrant visa petition, then the priority date is when the labor certification application was accepted for processing by Department of Labor

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Updated on Sep 09, 2015.

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad.

This revised process will enhance DOS’s ability to more accurately predict overall immigrant visa demand and determine the cut-off dates for visa issuance published in the Visa Bulletin. This will help ensure that the maximum number of immigrant visas are issued annually as intended by Congress, and minimize month-to-month fluctuations in Visa Bulletin final action dates.

The Visa Bulletin revisions implement November 2014 executive actions on immigration announced by President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson, as detailed in the White House report, Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st century, issued in July 2015.

What is Changing

Two charts per visa preference category will be posted in the DOS Visa Bulletin:

  • 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).

Each month, in coordination with DOS, USCIS will monitor visa numbers and post the relevant DOS Visa Bulletin chart.

How To Apply

  1. Submit Form I-485, Application for Adjustment of Status.
  2. Submit required fee ( Totaling $1070),
  3. Initial evidence and supporting documents ( See List of Docs for Green Card Application )

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