NewsFlash! October Visa Bulletin Allows Much Earlier I-485 Filings!

The October 2015 Visa Bulletin from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reflects a newly revised system of dual cutoff dates. As of October, the visa bulletin contains a new, separate cutoff date chart for filing the application for adjustment (form I-485). The cutoff dates in the filing chart are much later than the final action cutoff date chart. For example, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) for India’s cutoff date for filing in October is July 1, 2011, while the cutoff date for final action is May 1, 2005.

This extremely beneficial change, effective as of October 1, 2015, applies to both the employment-based (EB) and family-based (FB) categories. A more detailed analysis of this exciting change will be provided for the benefit of MurthyDotCom readers in the near future. Subscribe to the free MurthyBulletin for future updates related to the visa bulletin.


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