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 SEPTEMBER 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 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 »
The pages in this section contain USCIS Processing Times. The USCIS Regional Service Centers handle certain employment-based and family-based US immigration applications and petitions as well as e-filings, but they do not provide US immigration information services. more »
Below is the USCIS CSC Processing Times chart as of July 31, 2017 (posted September 19, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all forms processed at the USCIS California Regional Service Center (CSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration applications and petitions. more »
EB5 Processing Times for the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) appear in the chart below as of July 31, 2017 (posted September 18, 2017).
The IPO offers a variety of services to individuals who have filed an EB5 Immigrant Investor visa application. Applicants can check the status of Form I-526 online or email if Form I-526, Form I-829, or Form I-924 is beyond the stated EB5 processing times. more »
USCIS National Benefits Center serves a unique role within USCIS as part of the Field Operations Directorate. NBC opened in 2001 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri; its original name was the Missouri Service Center. This is why NBC receipt notices begin with the letters “MSC.” Below are updated NBC processing times as of July 31, 2017, posted September 19, 2017. more »
Below is the updated USCIS NSC Processing Times chart as of July 31, 2017 (posted August 16, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of forms processed at the USCIS Nebraska Regional Service Center (NSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration cases. more »
Below is the updated USCIS TSC Processing Times chart as of July 31, 2017 (posted September 19, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of forms processed at the USCIS Texas Regional Service Center (TSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration applications and petitions. more »