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What should I expect when my priority date becomes current?

I am a Chinese EB-5 investor and after a long time of waiting, my priority date is finally very close to the date in the Visa Bulletin. I am currently living in the U.S. on an H-1B visa. What should I expect when my priority date becomes current? Should I ask my immigration attorney to submit a case inquiry to USCIS or will I get some kind of notification letter?

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If your priority date has become current and you are currently in valid H-1B status, you may proceed with filing your I-485 adjustment of status application.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is no notification from USCIS. Your immigration lawyer should know when to submit the I-485 adjustment of status based on your I-526 approval. Your priority date must be current based on the final action date on the Visa Bulletin, which is July 22, 2014, for Chinese nationals, according to the May Visa Bulletin.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Have your I-485 adjustment application ready to go so it can be mailed to USCIS on the day your PD is current. You do not need to wait for any notice from USCIS.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Be proactive, work with your attorney to monitor the monthly the Visa Bulletin from the U.S. State Department and consider a case inquiry with the USCIS.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Once it is current you just submit the I-485 for you and qualified family members along with I-765, I-131, etc.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    As soon as your priority date is current, you can file for adjustment of status. USCIS does not notify you. You should consult your immigration attorney. He/she should know what to do.

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