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October 2021 ~ Priority Dates

IMPORTANT:  There are two dates in each category.  The date on top in black type is the priority date for which an immigrant visa number is available. The bottom date (in red parentheses)  is the date for which CIS will accept applications for adjustment of status in this month. However, CIS is accepting adjustment applications in categories that have a “C”.




1st 01DEC14   (15MAY16) 01DEC14  (15MAY16) 01DEC14  (15MAY16) 15JAN99   (01AUG00) 01MAR12   (22APR15)
2A          C   (01JUN21)          C   (01JUN21)           C    (01JUN21)            C   (01JUN21)            C   (01JUN21)
2B 22SEP15   (22SEP16) 22SEP15 (22SEP16) 22SEP15 (22SEP16) 15MAR00   (01OCT00) 22OCT11   (01OCT13)
3rd 22NOV08   (22AUG09) 22NOV08   (22AUG09) 22NOV08  (22AUG09) 15MAY97   (08SEP00) 08JUN02   (01OCT03)
4th 22MAR07   (01OCT07) 22MAR07   (01OCT07) 15SEP05   (01JAN06) 08FEB99   (01JUN99) 22AUG02   (01FEB04)

*All countries not specified.

** “C” means current for all priority dates for that country in that category.

First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, and any unused first preference numbers:

A. Spouses and Children not married and under age 21: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters age 21 and over: 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.



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