With respect to Final Action Dates, there is significant retrogression in the EB-2 worldwide category to April 1, 2015. EB-1 China and EB-1 India remain unchanged at January 1, 2012. EB-2 China progressed by one month to April 22, 2013 and EB-3 China remains unchanged at January 1, 2012. EB-2 India remains unchanged at July 22, 2008 and EB-3 India progressed by five months to July 15, 2006. EB-3 worldwide is current. EB-2 Mexico and Philippines have retrogressed to April 1, 2015 and EB-3 Mexico is now current. EB-3 Philippines has progressed one year to June 1, 2015.
EB-5 for both regional centers and non-regional centers remains current, with the exception of China, which has progressed by one week to June 15, 2014.
Application Filing Dates for EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Worldwide are current. Additionally, Application Filing Dates for China remain unchanged in both the EB-2 and EB-3 categories with EB-2 China at October 1, 2013 and EB-3 China at September 1, 2015. Similarly, Application Filing Dates for India in the EB-2 category remains unchanged at February 1, 2009. The EB-3 India category progressed by three months to January 1, 2007. Application Filing Dates for EB-3 Philippines progressed by six months to January 1, 2016. Application Filing Dates for EB-5 China remain unchanged at September 1, 2014.
USCIS has announced that both family-based and employment-based adjustment of status applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2017.