19 Sep Adjustment of Status can be filed EARLIER BY October 1, 2018
By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano
Good news for everybody. The USCIS has determined that for the month of October 2018, an adjustment of status can be filed using the Filing Date as enumerated in the Visa Bulletin. This means that those with pending petitions can adjust status months or years ahead of the Final Action Date also as enumerated in the visa bulletin. This opportunity happens only once. The filing date for the Philippines is presented below:
F1 Married sons or daughters of U.S. citizen Feb. 15, 2008
F2A Spouse and minor children of LPR December 1, 2017
F2B Adult sons and daughters of LPR December 15, 2007
F3 Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens Jun 01, 1997
F4 Brothers and Sisters of U.S. citizens April 08, 1996
The filing date is months or years in advance of the usual time to file adjustment of status as shown in the following chart for the Final Action Date:
F1 Married sons or daughters of U.S. citizen December 22, 2006
F2A Spouse and minor children of LPR August 22, 2016
F2B Adult sons and daughters of LPR May 15, 2007
F3 Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens June 08, 1995
F4 Brothers and Sisters of U.S. citizens June 08, 1995
For those that have their priority date that coincide in the October 2018 visa bulletin filing date, it is recommended that the Adjustment of status be filed by October 1, 2018 to immediately obtain a work permit and advance parole if needed. This is a rare opportunity and may not happen again because of the visa backlog.
- For the month of August 2018, we received an approval of four Naturalization applications and five adjustment of status applications.
- On July 27, 2018, we received an approval for permanent resident for a client who was abused by her spouse under VAWA.
- For the months of May to June 2018, we have received four Naturalization applications approvals and two Adjustment of Status approvals
- On April 18, 2018, we received a grant of waiver from Immigration Court for a husband and wife client who made a misrepresentation of their marital status but has no criminal records, has long residence and strong family ties in the U.S.
- On April 12, 2018, the Immigration Judge in San Francisco approved a waiver of misrepresentation in applying for a visa for our client who has been in the U.S. for 26 years, no criminal record and strong family ties in the U.S.
- On April 3, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS for a U visa for a client who was a victim of crime.
- For the month ending March 31, 2018, we received approvals for four naturalization applications.
- For the week ending March 31, 2018, we received approvals of six Adjustment of Status, two Application to Remove Condition on Residence and two Renewal of Green Card approvals.
- On March 9, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS for adjustment of status for a client who was abused by her spouse. The I-601 waiver was approved based on extreme hardship.
- On February 15, 2018, we received a grant from Immigration Judge for a waiver of misrepresentation for a client who has been in the U.S. for long period of time.
- If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers. His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email: firstname.lastname@example.org