EB-1 and EB-2 Green Cards No Longer Available for Current Fiscal Year

On September 7, USCIS announced that there are no green cards available for either EB-1 or EB-2 classifications for the remainder of the current fiscal year. This means that green cards will begin being issued again when the next fiscal year begins in October. As such, if you have a pending adjustment of status with an approved I-140, you can anticipate that your green card will be processed after October 1, 2022.

It is important to note that based on the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for all countries remain current for the EB-1 category and priority dates remain current for all countries except China and India under the EB-2 category. There has been no retrogression for September priority dates for any country. If you have an approved I-140 and your priority date is current you can still file your I-485.

If you have any questions about the timing of filing an I-485 please feel to reach out to us.

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