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Priority Dates

Employment Based

Employment Based Priority Dates : For January 2018

A.  APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 08AUG13 C 22NOV08 C C
3rd C 15APR14 C 01NOV06 C 15FEB16
Other Workers C 22DEC06 C 01NOV06 C 15FEB16
4th C C 01DEC15 C 01JUN16 C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 22JUL14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
U U U U U U

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 15NOV13 C 08FEB09 C C
3rd C 01SEP15 C 01JAN08 C 01AUG16
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01JAN08 C 01AUG16
4th C C 15APR16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15APR16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C
Family Based

Family Based Priority Dates : For January 2018

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15MAR11 15MAR11 15MAR11 01MAY96 01JAN05
F2A 01FEB16 01FEB16 01FEB16 01JAN16 01FEB16
F2B 01DEC10 01DEC10 01DEC10 15AUG96 01JUL06
F3 08OCT05 08OCT05 08OCT05 15JUN95 15MAR95
F4 22JUN04 22JUN04 15DEC03 01NOV97 01SEP94

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 01JAN12 01JAN12 01JAN12 01NOV96 01OCT07
F2A 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16 01NOV16
F2B 01SEP11 01SEP11 01SEP11 01JAN97 01SEP07
F3 01DEC05 01DEC05 01DEC05 01OCT95 15JUN95
F4 15NOV04 15NOV04 22JUN04 08FEB98 01MAR95
Diversity Visa

Diversity Visa Priority Dates : For January 2018

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 13,000 Except:
Egypt:      8,300
Ethiopia:  9,200
ASIA 3,400 Except:
Iran:        2,800
Nepal:     2,650
EUROPE 8,200
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 5
OCEANIA 475
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
500

The Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs Which Will Apply in February

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 14,300 Except:
Egypt:      10,300
Ethiopia:  13,500
ASIA 4,050 Except:
Iran:    3,700
Nepal: 3,225
EUROPE 10,700
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 6
OCEANIA 615
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
625

Processing Dates

California Service Center

California Service Center Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 August 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E – Treaty traders and investors September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A – Temporary workers October 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers October 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers October 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability October 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers October 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional August 20, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child June 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 September 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 May 27, 2015
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 March 20, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister May 19, 2011
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole August 1, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants June 1, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers June 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications April 24, 2015
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors August 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications August 12, 2017
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution May 16, 2017
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents August 20, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization August 1, 2017
Nebraska Service Center

Nebraska Service Center Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 July 16, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. August 31, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child March 9, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 February 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 February 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 February 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister February 14, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) June 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) June 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) December 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) June 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) June 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) June 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) February 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses February 2, 2017
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal October 12, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants June 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications March 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) June 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act June 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) June 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago May 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago May 2, 2017
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility October 12, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee May 2, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] October 7, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization August 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action May 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action May 1, 2017
I-918 Petition for U Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying family September 25, 2014
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate January 7, 2017
Texas Service Center

Texas Service Center Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 March 2, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child June 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 February 22, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 22, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 February 22, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister February 22, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document August 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit August 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole July 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) June 28, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) June 28, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) May 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) June 28, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) June 28, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) June 28, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) July 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses June 28, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications April 15, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago February 18, 2017
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution July 1, 2017
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee April 22, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] October 7, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization August 1, 2017
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program May 1, 2017
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate March 2, 2017
Vermont Service Center

Vermont Service Center Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 April 24, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 – Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad April 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. April 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. July 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers October 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers October 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability October 9, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers October 9, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process September 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional September 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 June 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister November 7, 2011
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants October 3, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) September 26, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications July 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa January 30, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa March 12, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications March 27, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status U Visa Status October 1, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status T Visa Status October 1, 2016
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution July 1, 2017
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents November 14, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). August 22, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] August 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization July 31, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension July 24, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing July 24, 2017
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition July 3, 2017
I-914 Application for T Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of trafficking in persons, and immediate family February 20, 2017
I-918 Petition for U Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying family August 25, 2014
National Benefits Center

National Benefits Center (Formerly Missouri Service Center) Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 August 15, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole August 1, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications August 15, 2017
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan August 15, 2017
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child August 15, 2017
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] June 30, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization May 17, 2017
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition February 3, 2017
Potomac Service Center

Potomac Service Center Processing Dates as of: October 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child January 15, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child January 15, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 April 25, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 March 25, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 April 25, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 April 25, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 April 25, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister April 25, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] August 1, 2017
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement December 15, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal December 15, 2016