Family Petitions Priority Date Calculator

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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