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USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications for the Remainder of FY 2015

USCIS just issued this notice. Take note readers! This should only apply to those who will try to file in the month of September which is the end of Fiscal Year 2015.  People eligible to file on Oct 1 2015 should continue to prepare to file.  My guess is USCIS is getting prepared to handle a huge number of AOS petitions in October! 

Starting today, USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) because the Department of State reports that the statutory cap has been reached for the employment-based preference categories for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

This suspension applies to all employment-based adjustment applications pending with USCIS through September 30, 2015 (the remainder of FY2015).

USCIS will continue to accept adjustment of status applications that are filed when the foreign national’s priority date is earlier than the cut-off date published in the September Visa Bulletin for his or her preference category and country of birth/chargeability. USCIS will resume final adjudication of employment-based adjustment applications beginning October 1, 2015, when visa numbers are again available.

Applicants filing Form I-485 on or after October 1, 2015, should review the “When to File” section on the Visa Bulletin Info Web page to determine whether they are eligible to file Form I-485.

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