Do you need a priority date for an immigrant visa?
A priority date establishes a person’s place in line to get an immigrant visa. Keep this date handy since you will need it to compare to the dates found in this bulletin. Remember that your priority date does not move, and you cannot change it except under certain circumstances.
What happens if a priority date is not current?
Sometimes, a priority date that is current one month will not be current the next month, or the cut-off date will move backwards to an earlier date. This is called visa retrogression, which occurs when more people apply for a visa in a particular category than there are visas available for that month.
When does your priority date become current for green card?
In subcategory 2A are spouses or unmarried sons or daughters under age 21 of a permanent resident (green card holder). In subcategory 2B are the unmarried sons and daughters over age 21 of a permanent resident (they usually wait longer than 2As). Third Preference: The married sons or daughters, any age, of a U.S. citizen.
When does the June 2021 Visa Bulletin come out?
Here are the final action dates for family-based immigrant visas from the June 2021 visa bulletin. We see advancement for the F-1, F-2B, F-3, and F-4 categories while the F-2A category is current for all countries.
When does a brother or sister get a visa?
The “Priority Date” for a U.S. Citizen’s Brothers and Sisters The filing date of the petition is called the applicant’s “Priority Date.” A visa cannot be issued until the priority date is reached. This means that there may be a lengthy waiting period. Sometimes that period may exceed several years.
How can I Check my Brother’s priority date?
Your brother or sister can check if their Priority Date is current by comparing the Priority Date that appears on the left-hand corner of the I-797 Approval Notice for the I-130 Immigrant Petition with the date that is published in the Department of State’s monthly Visa Bulletin.
Is there a visa slot for my brother?
If a Priority Date is “current”, it means that there is a “visa slot” available for your brother or sister. U.S. immigration law limits the number of people who enter the U.S. as Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) on the basis of sponsorship by a U.S. citizen sibling.
Can a visa be issued until a priority date is reached?
A visa cannot be issued until the priority date is reached. This means that there may be a lengthy waiting period. Sometimes that period may exceed several years. The “Priority Date” is the date that you file the FormI-130 immigrant petition on behalf of your brother or sister.