The Employment-Based, Second Preference (“EB-2”) Classification is current for many green card applicants under the October 2017 Visa Bulletin.
The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) publishes current immigrant visa availability information in a monthly Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin indicates when statutorily limited visas are available for issuance to prospective immigrants based on their individual priority date. The EB-2 category for many countries is current. The EB-2 category includes professionals holding advanced degrees, or persons of exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business or National Interest Waiver applicants.
Visa Bulletin October 2017
Final Action Dates for Employment Based Adjustment of Status Applications:
USCIS cannot accept a Form I-485 application, or applications which depend upon acceptance of the I-485, unless there is a visa immediately available for the applicant, or that a petition is pending for which, if approved, would provide the applicant with an immediately available visa.
At the time of the I-485 submission, the published cut-off date on the ‘Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications’ chart must be current. If the Final Action Date is current, a visa would be available at the time of filing. For employment-based applicants, the priority date is the date PERM (an application for labor certification) is received by the DOL, or the date an immigrant preference petition (Form I-140) was filed, if no labor certification is required. You may also reference USCIS web page, Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin.
If you have any further questions, you can call USCIS Customer Service at (800) 375-5283 or use the InfoPass system on our website, https://infopass.uscis.gov, to make an appointment at your local USCIS office.
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