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USDOS Announces January Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

December 22, 2016

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of January 2017.

Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment
EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-1 China Current Unchanged
EB-1 India Current Unchanged
EB-1 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-1 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-2 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-2 China October 15, 2012 Retrogressed 4.5 months
EB-2 India April 15, 2008 Retrogressed 12 months
EB-2 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-2 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-3 Worldwide August 1, 2016 Retrogressed 5 months
EB-3 China September 8, 2013 Retrogressed 8.75 months
EB-3 India March 15, 2005 Retrogressed 3.5 months
EB-3 Mexico August 1, 2016 Retrogressed 5 months
EB-3 Philippines July 22, 2011 Retrogressed 25 months