According to the Visa Bulletin’s “Dates for Filing” for December month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on November 23, 2020, that it will accept all employment-based Forms I-485, Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status as per the following priority dates.  Further, the US Department of State indicates to continue to use the “Dates for Filing” chart for employment-based immigrant visas.
 
Below are the priority date cut-offs under the “Dates for Filing” chart for employment-based immigrant visas in December 2020: 
Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA
MEXICO 
PHILIPPINES 
1st
C
01NOV20
C
01NOV20
C
C
2nd
C
01OCT16
C
15MAY11 
C
C
3rd
C
01JUN18
C
01JAN14
C
C
Other Workers
C
01MAY09
C
01JAN14
C
C
4th
C
C
01MAY18
C
C
C
Certain Religious Workers
C
C
01MAY18
C
C
C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C
15DEC15
C
C
C
C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C
15DEC15
C
C
C
C
 
 
•        EB-1: Cut-off dates for India and the People’s Republic of China (“China”) moved forward by two months to November 1, 2020.  All other countries remain current.
•        EB-2: The cut-off date applicable to India is still May 15, 2011, and China’s cut-off date remains at October 1, 2016.  All other countries remain current.
•        EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers: India’s cut-off date retrogressed by one full year to January 1, 2014, while China’s cut-off date is still June 1, 2018.  All other countries remain current.
•        EB-3 Other workers: As with EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers, India’s cut-off date retrogressed one full year to January 1, 2014, while China’s cut-off date is still May 1, 2009.  All other countries remain current.
•        EB-4: The cut-off date for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras advanced three months to May 1, 2018, while all other countries will remain current.
•        EB-5: The cut-off date for China will remain on December 15, 2015.  All other countries will still be current.
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