USCIS Suspends Processing of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications 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 for the next six days 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 all employment-based adjustment applications beginning October 1, 2015, when visa numbers are again available.