What happens when priority date is current?
Still, after your priority date becomes current in the “Application Final Action Dates” chart, you will have one year to pursue your visa or green card. If you miss this as well, the government will perceive you have quit, and the next person in the line will get your visa number to the next.
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.
How long before my priority date is current will I get a welcome letter?
Yes, you will need to wait to be notified by the U.S. government before taking the next step toward applying for an immigrant visa. You and your petitioner (your U.S. employer or relative) will receive a welcome letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) when your priority date becomes current in the application filing chart.
When does my priority date become current in the NVC?
You and your petitioner (your U.S. employer or relative) will receive a welcome letter or email from the National Visa Center ( NVC) when your priority date becomes current in the application filing chart, or is likely to become current within the next year.
How long before my priority date is current will I get a visa?
Once your priority date becomes current or you have received the welcome letter from the NVC, don’t let too much time go by before you take action. You will have one year in which to contact the NVC. If you wait longer than that, the government will assume you are no longer interested in getting a visa and move on to the next applications in line.
When does priority date become current?
Approximate number of wait period in years for a priority date to become current is 12. By 2024 your date should become current.
How to check priority date?
You can find your priority date on the Form I-797 Approval Notice you received when your immigrant petition was approved. Note: If you are applying for an employment-based green card based on an Approved Labor Certification, then your Priority Date is the date that your Labor Certification was filed.
What is a green card priority date?
The priority date always matters until you get your green card. Your priority date is the date when Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative was received by USCIS. If you have filed for alien labor certification, then your priority date is the date on which your application was received by Department of Labor.