by Chris Musillo

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
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