The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of August 2016.

Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment
EB-1 All Current Unchanged
EB-2 All February 1, 2014 Retrogresses 30 months
EB-2 China January 1, 2010 Unchanged
EB-2 India November 15, 2004 Advances 2 weeks
EB-2 Mexico February 1, 2014 Retrogresses 30 months
EB-2 Philippines February 1, 2014 Retrogresses 30 months
EB-3 All March 15, 2016 Advances 2 weeks
EB-3 China January 1, 2010 Unchanged
EB-3 India November 8, 2004 Advances 2 weeks
EB-3 Mexico March 15, 2016 Advances 2 weeks
EB-3 Philippines May 15, 2009 Advances 3 months