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 »
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 September 2017 Visa Bulletin show DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off numbers. These are the Immigrant Visa Numbers available to DV-2017 selectees as of September 2017 and to DV-2018 selectees as of October 2017. more »