USCIS Urges Eligible Individuals to Consider Applying for Adjustment of Status in the EB-2 Category Based on the April Visa Bulletin Date for Filing for India

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In the recently published April Visa Bulletin, the Department of State advanced the Date for Filing (also known as the application date) applications for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status in the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) category for India from Sept. 1, 2013, to Sept. 1, 2014.

If you are a noncitizen who has an approved immigrant visa petition in the EB-2 category chargeable to India and a priority date earlier than Sept. 1, 2014, USCIS encourages you to consider applying for adjustment of status in April by filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. You should include your Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, with your Form I-485 to save time. You are not required to file Form I-693 at the same time you file Form I-485, but filing both forms at the same time may eliminate the need for USCIS to issue a Request for Evidence to obtain your Form I-693. This may also help avoid adjudication delays if USCIS decides that you do not need to be interviewed.

As previously announced, USCIS will continue to encourage eligible applicants to consider requesting to transfer the underlying basis of their pending adjustment of status applications in the EB-3 category to the EB-1 or EB-2 category if they meet the following criteria: a visa is unavailable to them in the EB-3 category; they have a pending or approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers; and a visa is available in the EB-1 or EB-2 category.

For more information, please see the Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants page and the Visa Availability and Priority Dates page.

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Submitted by AM (not verified) on Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:12 Permalink

Sir,

I had my 485 filed non-concurrent with my previous employer "A". "A" also filed for downgrade and I-140 was approved. After 180 days, I used AC21 and changed to employer B and transferred my H1(Now EB3). Now I am with employer "B" and am current in EB2. Can I interfile to change to EB2 now and file using Form J.

When you use your AC 21 to change jobs, you are stuck in that category unless you decide to go back to the old employer. I think we have discussed this issue in detail in the last community conference call.

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