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

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 March 1, 2013 Unchanged
EB-2 India April 22, 2009 Unchanged
EB-2 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-2 Philippines Current Unchanged
EB-3 Worldwide Current Unchanged
EB-3 China May 1, 2014 Unchanged
EB-3 India July 1, 2005 Unchanged
EB-3 Mexico Current Unchanged
EB-3 Philippines September 1, 2013 Unchanged