Will priority dates retrogress in November?

Due to a large increase in adjustment of status applications for Chinese and Indian nationals in the EB-3 green card category, both groups have retrogressed for November 2021. Instead, the agency plans to either keep priority dates steady for the rest of fiscal year 2021 or move them forward when possible.

Should I downgrade EB2 to EB3?

The only primary benefit of doing an EB2 to EB3 downgrade is to get the status of pending i-485. This pending i-485 status gives you access to i-485 EAD and ‘Advance parole’.

Is EB3 better than EB2 for India?

Assuming, EB3 moves at a faster rate than EB2 India, you downgrade from EB2 to EB3 and file i485 along with 140. Now, in the future EB2 India moves faster than EB3 India and you have approved 140 and EAD from EB3.

What to do when my priority date becomes current?

Once your “priority date” becomes current, you can apply for your immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate, or if you are in the U.S. in valid status or are otherwise eligible, through Adjustment of Status. This is where the DOS Visa Bulletin comes into the picture.

What happens when my priority date becomes current?

When the priority date becomes available, or is “current,” immigrants may be able to apply for adjustment of status (or apply for an immigrant visa with DOS if they are outside the U.S.) and obtain lawful permanent resident status, if otherwise eligible.

When priority date becomes current?

Your priority date have to be before visa bulletin cutoff date to be current. Example, if visa bulletin date is 05MAY11, your priority date have to be May 4 or earlier to be current. If you PD is May 5, you will have to wait for next visa bulletin.

What to do when my priority date become Curren?

When your priority date becomes current, you can either apply for adjustment of status if you are already in the United States in legal status or otherwise eligible to use the adjustment of status procedure, or apply for an immigrant visa at an U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.