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The July 2009 priority dates

Petitions by Citizens:

The priority date for the First Preference Category, F-1 (unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens, over 21 years of age) remained the same at September 1, 1993.

The Third Preference Category, F-3 (married sons and daughters of United States citizens) priority date remained the same at July 1, 1991.

The Fourth Preference, F-4 (brothers and sisters of United States citizens) priority date moved forward by 7 days from August 1, 1986 to August 8, 1986.

Petitions by Green Card Holders:

The Second Preference, F-2A (Spouse and minor children (below 21 years old) of green card holder) moved forward by 7 days, from December 15, 2004, to December 22, 2004.

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The Second Preference, F-2B (unmarried sons and daughters, over 21 years of age, of green card holders) remained the same at April 1, 1998.

Petitions by Employers:

The Third Preference (professionals and skilled workers) of Employment-Based Petitions (Labor Certification) remains unavailable. The priority date for unskilled (other) workers also remains unavailable.

Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes the priority dates for that particular month. This means that visas (or green cards) would now be available for persons whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below. If your priority date was “current”, but retrogressed (or became “unavailable”) before your immigrant visa was issued (or before you adjusted status in the US), you would have to wait until it becomes current again.

The July priority dates for the Philippines are as follows:

FAMILY CATEGORY:

First Preference

Unmarried sons and

daughters of U.S. citizens

(over 21 years of age)

Priority Date:

September 1, 1993

(In June 2009,

the priority date was the

same.)

Second Preference

(2A) Spouse and minor

       children (below 21

        years old) of green

        card holder

December 22, 2004

(In June 2009, the

priority date was

December 15, 2004.)

(2B) Unmarried sons and

        daughters (over 21

        years old) of green

        card holder

April 1, 1998

(In June 2009, the priority

date was the same.)

Third Preference

Married sons and

daughters of U.S. Citizens

July 1, 1991

(In June 2009, the

priority date was the

same.)

Fourth Preference

Brothers and sisters

of U.S. Citizens.

August 8, 1986

(In June 2009, the

priority date was

August 1, 1986.)

LABOR CERTIFICATION:

Third Preference

Professional/Skilled Workers

Unavailable

(In June 2009, the priority

 date was the same.)

Other workers

Non-Skilled Workers

Unavailable

(In June 2009, the priority

date was the same.)

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