Priority Dates are cut-off numbers that determine Immigrant Visa (permanent visa, or green card) availability in the numerically limited United States Immigrant Visa (IV) categories. more »
The information below from the NOVEMBER 2017 Visa Bulletin summarizes “Application Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications.” These indicate when the Visa Office should notify immigrant visa applicants to assemble and submit required documentation with regard to Employment-Based Priority Dates (FB). more »
Archive of Priority Dates and Cut-off numbers from past Visa Bulletins, which are issued on a monthly basis by the Visa Office (VO) of the US Department of State. These Visa Bulletins contain past priority dates and cut-off numbers that, in turn, indicate availability of Immigrant Visa numbers within the US’s annual quota-based immigration system. The Priority Dates charts include Family-Based Priority Dates (FB), Employment- Based Priority Dates (EB) and Cut-Off Number that apply to individuals who have been selected in the annual DV Green Card Lottery.
INA § 203(c) provides up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to allow immigration for individuals from countries with low admissions to the US during the previous 5 years. The program reserves DV visas for winners of the annual DV Green Card Lottery. The charts below from the November 2017 Visa Bulletin show DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off numbers. These are the Immigrant Visa Numbers available to DV-2018 selectees as of November 2017 and to December 2017. more »
The NOVEMBER 2017 Visa Bulletin summarizes “Application Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications.” These indicate when to notify immigrant visa applicants to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center (NVC) regarding Family-Based Priority Dates (FB). more »