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I-485 Filing Eligibility

2020-12-28, BY wegreened

Adjustment of Status Filing Charts

To read this chart, start in the “I-140 Category” column and move down to the type of I-140 you filed (e.g., EB1A, EB1B, EB-2 NIW). Then move to the right across the row for your I-140 category to the column with your country of birth. If you were not born in Mainland China (excludes Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau), El Salvador Guatemala Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines or Vietnam, you should use the “All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed” column.

You will be eligible to file your I-485 if your priority date is current (“C”) or earlier than the date listed below.

January 2021

I-140 Category All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China – mainland born El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines
C 09/01/2019 C 09/01/2019 C C
EB-2 NIW C 06/01/2016 C 10/08/2009 C C

December 2020

I-140 Category All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China – mainland born El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines
C 11/01/2020 C 11/01/2020 C C
EB-2 NIW C 10/01/2016 C 05/15/2011 C C

The key to our success is the way in which we present supporting evidence and provide the highest quality petition letters. With over 16,000 I-140 EB-1 ( EB-1A Alien of Extraordinary Ability; EB-1B Outstanding Researcher or Professor), EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and O-1 approvals, our firm has acquired substantial information about USCIS decisions, which gives us significant advantage over firms that only handle a small number of cases.

Based on hundreds of approvals every month and our close track of USCIS internal memoranda, AAO decisions, and judicial review decisions, we have unique insight into the USCIS adjudication trends. Not only do we apply this insight into our approaches to our clients' cases, but we also carefully review all RFEs (Requests for Evidence), NOIDs (Notices of Intent to Deny), approvals, and denials issued on our cases so that we can further increase our understanding of USCIS strategies and decision-making processes. With the insight, we are able to advise our clients on the best ways to proceed with their petitions.

While other petitioners and attorneys may still use templates to draft recommendation letters or petition letters, our clients' recommendation letters and petition letters are tailored to their individual credentials to best persuade a USCIS officer that our clients meet the requirements of the category they are applying under and therefore their petitions deserve to be approved. To provide the best EB-1 and EB-2 NIW services, our law firm only selects attorneys who have received their professional Juris Doctor degrees from the top law schools in the U.S. and who have garnered rigorous analytical skills through years of experience.