January 2019 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for January 2019.

EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now October 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of December 15, 2016. EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) for all nationals, except those born in India who  stillhave a cutoff date of April 1, 2009 (EB-2) and March 1, 2009 (EB-3) AND those born in China who now have a cutoff date of  August 1, 2015 (EB-2) and June 8, 2015 (EB-3).

However, the USCIS has advised that it will accept adjustment of status (I-485) applications in January for family-based petitions and employment-based petitions for those with priority dates before the listed cutoff date in the filing dates chart, which is considerably ahead of the final action chart in most cases.

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Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

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