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USDOS Announces October Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

September 18, 2017

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

Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment
EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-1 China Current Advanced 68.5 months
EB-1 India Current Advanced 68.5 months
EB-1 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-1 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-2 Worldwide Current Advanced 20.5 months
EB-2 China May 22, 2013 Advanced 5 weeks
EB-2 India September 15, 2008 Advanced 3 weeks
EB-2 Mexico Current Advanced 20.5 months
EB-2 Philippines Current Advanced 20.5 months
EB-3 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-3 China January 1, 2014 Advanced 24 months
EB-3 India October 15, 2006 Advanced 3 months
EB-3 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-3 Philippines December 1, 2015 Advanced 6 months


DanDan 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.