Family Petitions Priority Date

How To Use - Family Petitions Priority Date

This Immigrant Visa Priority Date Calculator allows you to easily estimate how long it would take, after filing an immigrant visa petition, for your relative to be eligible to obtain an immigrant visa or adjust status to lawful permanent resident.


First, determine where your relative was born. If your relative was not born in China, India, Mexico or the Philippines, use the top table for “All Chargeability Areas.”


A person born in one country may be able to use the numbers of the country where his or her spouse was born to avoid the long wait time.

Next, determine which category the petition for your relative falls into:

  • F1: You are a U.S. citizen and you wish to file a petition for your child who is unmarried and 21 years old or older
  • F2A: You are a lawful permanent resident and you wish to file a petition for your spouse or child who is unmarried and under 21 years old
  • F2B: You are a lawful permanent resident and you wish to file a petition for child who is unmarried and 21 years old or older
  • F3: You are a U.S. citizen and wish to file a petition for your married child
  • F4: You are a U.S. citizen and wish to file a petition for your sibling

Any reference to “child” includes biological child, adopted child (if adoption took place before the child reached the age of 16) and step-child (if you married the child’s biological parent before the child reached the age of 18).

Any reference to “sibling” includes half-sibling and step-sibling (if both you and your sibling were under the age of 18 when your biological parents married).

If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to file a petition for your spouse, unmarried child who is under 21 years old, or parent, there is no wait time. You need to be at least 21 years old to petition for your parent.


Finally, find the wait time for your category. This is the approximate amount of time your relative will have to wait before he or she can obtain an immigrant visa or adjust status. It begins when USCIS receives a properly filed I-130 petition. This time may increase or decrease from time to time because some petitions go unused, the number of dependents who get the same benefit as the principal beneficiary varies, and the number of petitions is different from the anticipated figure.
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Updated:

 

08/02/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Chargeability Areas

 

 

 

 

Except Those Listed Below

 

Category

 

Visa Bulletin Final Action Date

Wait Time

F1

01

July 2012

 

7 years and 1 months

F2A

Current

 

No Wait Time

 

F2B

01

January 2014

 

5 years and 7 months

 

 

 

 

F3

22 June 2007

 

12 years and 2 months

F4

01

October 2006

 

12 years and 10 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

Category

Final Action Date

Wait Time

Final Action Date

Wait Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 years and 1

 

7 years and 1

F1

01

July 2012

months

01 July 2012

months

F2A

Current

No Wait Time

Current

No Wait Time

 

 

 

5 years and 7

 

5 years and 7

F2B

01

January 2014

months

01 January 2014

months

 

 

 

12 years and 2

 

12 years and 2

F3

22 June 2007

months

22 June 2007

months

 

 

 

12 years and 10

 

14 years and 11

F4

01

October 2006

months

15 September 2004

months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

Category

Final Action Date

Wait Time

Final Action Date

Wait Time

 

 

 

23 years and 23

 

11 years and 6

F1

01

August 1996

days

22 February 2008

months

F2A

Current

No Wait Time

Current

No Wait Time

 

 

 

21 years and 2

 

11 years and 4

F2B

01

June 1998

months

01 April 2008

months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 years and 8

 

21 years and 10

F3

01 December 1995

months

01 October 1997

months

 

 

 

22 years and 7

 

21 years and 3

F4

01 January 1997

months

01 May 1998

months

 

 

 

 

 

 

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