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