A Priority Date is the date the petition was filed before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The U.S. Department of State distributes a Visa Bulletin every month which establish which visa category may schedule an Immigrant Visa interview. Priority Dates are updated every month and vary depending on the Immigrant Visa Category.
For the month of December 2013 the Consulate and the National Visa Center are scheduling interviews for applicants whose approved petition was filed before the Priority Date listed below.
Example: For the month of December 2013, if your visa Category is F1 and your petition was filed before 15-November-2006 the Consulate will mail you a Packet 4 (PK4) letter, which is a packet of information that lists all the documents that are required for the visa interview and provides information on how to request an appointment once you have complied with all the instructions mentioned in it.
Category: Priority Date Nov. 2013: Priority Date Dec. 2013:
E1 Current Current
E2 01-Jan-12 01-Jan-12
E3 01-Oct-10 01-Oct-11
E4 Current Current
EW 01-Oct-10 01-Oct-11
F1 22-Oct-06 15-Nov-06
F2A 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13
F2B 22-Mar-06 01-May-06
F3 08-Feb-03 08-Mar-03
F4 22-Aug-01 08-Sep-01
FX 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13
Current means that numbers are available for all qualified applicants.
Unavailable means there are No numbers available.