Visa Bulletin for December 2016
USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status
USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining eligibility to file Adjustment of Status applications: USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for...
The availability of visas per category is based on numerical limits established by law. Where a category is listed as “current”, any eligible beneficiary may proceed with the final stages of the green card process (in most cases, I-485 adjustment of status application) no matter what their priority date. Where a cutoff date is listed for a particular category, only a beneficiary with a priority date on or before the cutoff date may proceed with the final stages of the green card process. A priority date reflects the filing date of the first step toward a permanent residence.