A blog about U.S. immigration matters by Paul Szeto, a former INS attorney and an experienced immigration attorney and counsel. Contact Info: 732-632-9888, http://www.1visa1.com/ (All information is not legal advice and is subject to change without prior notice.)

Friday, September 16, 2011

USCIS Continues to Accept Adjustment Applications with Current Priority Dates

In spite of the State Department's notification to USCIS that all EB immigrant visa numbers have been exhausted for FY2011, the USCIS today announced that it will continue to accept adjustment of status applications (I-485) based on the September visa bulletin through the entire month of September.  The regulations provide that the visa bulletin published by the State Department controls whether or not there are visa numbers available for an adjustment applicant.  The September visa bulletin does not indicate unavailability of visa numbers in any of the EB preference visa categories. 

1 comment:

  1. There is a risk that USCIS (US immigration) for adjustment of status will believe you obtained your visitor visa under false pretenses if you immediately get married. During your application process USCIS may claim that you obtained the visa through fraud (pretending to be “only” a tourist), which can prevent you from getting a green card if you want one later.