USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications for the Remainder of FY 2015
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 nationalâ€™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 â€œWhen to Fileâ€ section on the Visa Bulletin Info Web page to determine whether they are eligible to file Form I-485.