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The US Department of State has released the Immigrant Visa Priority Dates (Immigrant Visas are required to obtain the Green Card, or Legal Permanent Status) for March 2016. Accordingly, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS will process I-485 Adjustment of Status Applications) and the Department of State (The Department of State will process immigrant visas, which will be used to enter the US and receive the Green Card) will be processing Green Card applications/visas for petitions (I-130, Labor Certification or I-140, I-360) filed, and therefore having a “Priority Date”, before the dates in the first table on this page.

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China — Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
F1 (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders)
F2B (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of Green Card Holders)
F3 (Married Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens)
EB1 (Extraordinary Ability)
EB2 (Professionals/Exceptional Ability)
EB3 (Skilled Workers)
EB3 (Other Workers)
EB4 (Special Immigrants)
EB4 (Religious Workers)
EB5 (Non-Regional Center)
EB5 (Regional Center)

For March 2016, the National Visa Center will issue instructions for cases with priority dates earlier than the “Filing” dates in the following table. USCIS will make its own determination as to whether or not it will accept I-485, Adjustment of Status Applications based on these “Filing” dates.

Please note that USCIS cannot and will not grant legal permanent resident status, and the Department of State cannot and will not issue an immigrant visa for these early filed cases until the priority date becomes current as determined by the first table on this page.
  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China — Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
F1 (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders)
F2B (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of Green Card Holders)
F3 (Married Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens)
EB1 (Extraordinary Ability)
EB2 (Professionals/Exceptional Ability)
EB3 (Skilled Workers)
EB3 (Other Workers)
EB4 (Special Immigrants)
EB4 (Religious Workers)
EB5 (Employment Creation)
EB5 (Targeted Area)
EB5 (Pilot Programs)