Trivia: Who was the only U.S. President to serve in two nonconsecutive terms?

Where are we this month?


  • Chinese nationals experienced some advances with 7+ weeks in the EB-2 category and 22 weeks in the EB-3 category.

Of note is the EB-5 category for Regional Center filings remains unavailable and for direct investment there is no movement in the Final Action Dates; and moving backward 4 weeks to September 1, 2014 for Date of Filing Application cut off.

  • Indian nationals also advance modestly with 2 weeks in the EB-2 category and 4 weeks in EB-3.
  • Philippine nationals continue to be current in the EB-2 category with a 2 week advancement in the EB-3 category

Rules of the Road for Immigrant Visa Processing

What is the “Final Action Date”? 

The date when USCIS or DOS may adjudicate and issue a final decision on Immigrant Visa applications. You are eligible to file if your priority date is before the posted date.

What is the “Date for Filing Application”?

The date when the I-485 or NVC application may be submitted to the respective agency –  USCIS/DOS. You are eligible to file if your priority date is before the posted date.

Before you act Visit  for information on whether USCIS has determined that this chart can be used this month for filing applications for adjustment of status with USCIS.

What is a “priority date”?

This date establishes your place in line for receiving an immigration visa petition.  For employment-based petitions with PERM labor certification sponsorship, the priority date is the date the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) receives the company’s ETA Form 9089. Where PERM sponsorship is not required, the date is set when the I-140, I-526 or I-360 is filed with USCIS. For family-based sponsorships this is set when USCIS receives the Form I-130 petition.


*Current priority dates are eligible to file AND be adjudicated


*Current priority dates for this category are eligible to file, but will NOT be adjudicated until the priority date is current chart above




Trivia Answer: Grover Cleveland