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Priority Dates

Employment Based

Employment Based Priority Dates : For December 2017

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

Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01JUL13 C 01NOV08 C C
3rd C 08MAR14 C 15OCT06 C 15JAN16
Other Workers C 01JUL06 C 15OCT06 C 15JAN16
4th C C 08NOV15 C 22APR16 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08NOV15 C 22APR16 C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15JUL14 C C C C
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15JUL14 C C C C

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability
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 December 2017

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 01FEB11 01FEB11 01FEB11 01APR96 01JAN05
F2A 22DEC15 22DEC15 22DEC15 15NOV15 22DEC15
F2B 22NOV10 22NOV10 22NOV10 22JUL96 01JUL06
F3 08SEP05 08SEP05 08SEP05 22MAY95 08MAR95
F4 08JUN04 08JUN04 22NOV03 08OCT97 01AUG94

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 December 2017

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 10,000 Except:
Egypt:     6,200
Ethiopia:  6,300
ASIA 2,500 Except:
Iran:       2,100
Nepal:     2,000
EUROPE 6,000
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 4
OCEANIA 400
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
425

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

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

Processing Dates

California Service Center

California Service Center Processing Dates as of: September 30, 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 May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E – Treaty traders and investors June 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad July 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. April 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. August 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A – Temporary workers July 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers August 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees August 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability July 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers July 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process August 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation August 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child May 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child May 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 August 23, 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 July 1, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers July 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 May 1, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents August 1, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category August 1, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications July 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students July 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents July 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors July 15, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications July 1, 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 3, 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 El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] June 2, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] June 2, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization June 15, 2017
Nebraska Service Center

Nebraska Service Center Processing Dates as of: September 30, 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 June 16, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. August 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child February 9, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 January 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 January 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 January 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 January 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 January 14, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister January 14, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document June 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit June 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole June 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole June 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole June 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) January 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) January 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) October 16, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) January 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) January 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) January 2, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) December 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses January 2, 2017
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal July 15, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications February 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) May 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act May 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) May 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago April 2, 2017
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility October 1, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee April 2, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)] September 15, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] September 15, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization September 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action September 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action September 1, 2017
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate December 7, 2016
Texas Service Center

Texas Service Center Processing Dates as of: September 30, 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 June 6, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child May 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child May 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 July 15, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 February 2, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 2, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 May 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 February 2, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister February 2, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document September 8, 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 June 18, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole June 18, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole June 18, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) July 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) July 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) April 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) July 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) July 15, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses June 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications March 17, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago January 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 June 1, 2017
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee March 25, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] July 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). July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] July 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization July 1, 2017
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program May 1, 2017
Vermont Service Center

Vermont Service Center Processing Dates as of: September 30, 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 October 31, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 – Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia July 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. June 26, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers July 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers July 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability August 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process July 15, 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 July 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 July 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 September 15, 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-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole April 24, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants September 26, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) September 12, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications June 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa November 7, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa February 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors March 13, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications March 13, 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 15, 2017
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee May 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 October 10, 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)] July 15, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization September 1, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension July 3, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing 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 January 9, 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: September 30, 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 May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers June 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole September 8, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications July 15, 2017
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan May 1, 2017
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child May 1, 2017
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence May 19, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] September 15, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization May 16, 2017
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program July 15, 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: September 30, 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 December 18, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child December 18, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 April 6, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 March 8, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 April 6, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 April 6, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 April 6, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister April 6, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] September 1, 2017
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement November 18, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal November 18, 2016