The following priority dates determine whether an employment-based applicant may file an I-485 adjustment application in the United States or a DS-230 application at a consulate abroad for permanent residency.

Category World China El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
EB-1 5/1/16 1/1/12 5/1/16 1/1/12 5/1/16 5/1/16 5/1/16
EB-2 C 3/1/15 C 3/15/09 C C C
EB-3 C 1/1/14 C 1/1/09 C 1/1/17 C
EB-3 Other C 5/1/07 C 1/1/09 C 1/1/17 C

 

“C” indicates that the category is current, meaning that the application can be filed.  If a date is shown, then the priority date must be on or before that date in order for the application to be filed.

 

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.