In October 2020, I filed an I-140 EB2-to-EB3 downgrade case, along with my I-485 application. Now, it looks like the EB2 India cutoff date may advance past the EB3 cutoff date. If that happens, will the USCIS automatically adjudicate my case as an EB2 case?


No. If the I-485 was filed based on the EB3 I-140, the USCIS normally would continue to process it as an EB3 case. In order to have the case processed under the EB2 category, one option may be to interfile the previously approved I-140 to “upgrade” back to EB2. However, there may be other options and, before proceeding, it generally would be recommended to consult with an experienced attorney. (21.Oct.2021)

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