By Chris Musillo

The recently published April Visa Bulletin advanced the Date for Filing, or Chart B, for the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) category for India a whole year, to September 1, 2014. In addition, USCIS also updated its website to reflect that foreign nationals may use this Date for Filing, or Chart B, date in applying for adjustment of status.

With this publication, USCIS released a statement encouraging those eligible to apply under EB-2, to go ahead and apply. In conjunction with this recommendation, USCIS is also encouraging eligible applications to request to transfer pending adjustment of status cases to EB-1 or EB-2 categories if they meet the following criteria:
  1. A visa is unavailable to them in the EB-3 category;
  2. They have a pending or approved Form I-140; and
  3. A visa is available in the EB-1 or EB-2 category.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for the above benefits, please reach out to your MU attorney. The full USCIS statement on this topic is available here.