EB1 Priority Dates Move for India and China

The USCIS announced their priority dates for October and the EB1 category jumped significantly. The priority date for both India and China changed from Septembers priority date of March 1, 2018 to Sept. 1, 2020.

The EB2 and EB3 categories also moved.

The EB2 changed from July 8, 2009 to May 15, 2011 for India and changed only slightly for China, moving from January 15, 2016 to October 1, 2016

The EB3 for India made the biggest move changing from October 1, 2009 to January 1, 2015 which is a jump of almost 6 years. The EB3 for China also moved from February 15, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

With the number of I-485 applications we expect to filed this month, we are concerned that the window of opportunity to file an I-485 based on the “Dates For Filing” chart for October 2020 will possibly change and retrogress in November.

If your priority date is now current, we highly recommend filing in October. Late October we will know if the dates are going to continue to progress or if they will retrogress for November 2020.

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