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USDOS Announces April Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

April 9, 2018

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of April 2018.

Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment
EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Retrogressed 74 months
EB-1 India January 1, 2012 Retrogressed 74 months
EB-1 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-1 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-2 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-2 China August 1, 2014 Advanced 31 weeks
EB-2 India December 22, 2008 Advanced 1 week
EB-2 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-2 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-3 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-3 China June 1, 2015 Advanced 26 weeks
EB-3 India February 1, 2008 Advanced 56 weeks
EB-3 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-3 Philippines January 1, 2017 Advanced 32 weeks


Dan White leads the law practice at The Immigration Group, focusing exclusively on work visas and green cards for companies and their employees. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and his writings have appeared in the National Law Journal and the Tennessee Bar Journal. Clients include corporations nationwide and in more than 60 countries.