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Priority Date

Chicago Immigration Attorneys - Green Card Lawyers

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help you file for a green card when your priorty date becomes current. Under the immigration law immigrant visas are available in the order in which the underlying visa petition was filed. The "priority date" determines an noncitizen's "place in line." For family based immigrants or for employment based immigrants in the EB-1 category, the priority date of the immigrant is established by the filing of the petition. For EB-2 and EB-3 immigrants usually the priority date is the date the employer applies for the labor certification, if an individual labor certification is required. If an individual labor certification is not required, the priority date is the date the employer files the immigrant petition with USCIS.

The Visa Office, U.S. Department of State, publishes for each month a Visa Bulletin, which specifies the priority date for each immigrant visa classification. If an individual's priority date is earlier than the priority date shown in the Visa Bulletin for the particular immigrant visa classification, then an immigrant visa is available for the individual's use. If the Visa Bulletin shows the priority date as "C," then an immigrant visa is available for all approved visa petition beneficiaries in that classification. The current Visa Bulletin is available here, as are past editions of the Visa Bulletin.

If you are seeking to sponsor a foreign national either through employment or through a family relation, we can help you navigate effectively through the maze of immigration and nationality laws.

Call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration law issues or questions.

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I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
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