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Important News About Visa Priority Dates


Many of our firm's clients – as well as local residents interested in our legal services – have consulted with us regarding petitions filed by a Lawful Permanent Resident for their spouse and / or unmarried children under the age of 21. Typically, there have been long back logs on visa availability in this category. These back logs have required that family members wait anywhere from a year to five years for their visa.

However, currently during the month of August, the priority dates have been reported as current. This means that if processing occurs now, adjustments of status or consular processing and visa interviews could take place without delay. It is important to know that if you are in this category, you must act immediately! The government does re-calculate availability and priority based on usage, and dates are often pushed back and waiting times re-established. This moving back on dates is called "retrogression."

If you feel you are eligible - or are unsure of your eligibility - please call a Dallas immigration lawyer for a consultation. It is important to know that you will be admissible to the U.S. if you file your application. Especially in the case of adjustments of status, if you are not eligible, you may place the beneficiary in removal proceedings. Again, we encourage local residents and prospective clients not to delay in seeking the information, support, and assistance they need. Contact Mathur Law Offices, P.C. today.