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All categories of immigrant visas are issued in the chronological order in which the petitions were filed until the numerical limit for the category is reached.


The filing date of a petition becomes the applicant 's priority date.


Immigrant visas cannot be issued until an applicant's priority date is reached. In certain heavily oversubscribed categories, there may be a waiting period of several years before a priority date is reached.


Check the Visa Bulletin for the latest priority dates. 


See USCIS Processing times here.


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We also provide a wide array of services in other immigration categories such as student visas, asylum, detention, deportation, and others based on special circumstances.

Important to Note: It is possible to change status to a different category of visa or apply for permanent residence visas, however, it is imperative that you speak to us about your intentions so that we can determine the best path for you and your family.


We are here to help and the best mean to provide that assistance to you is by discussing your future short term and long term plans prior to starting your case. We will help prepare you at each step of the way, including discussing and informing you of the consular interview or USCIS interviews you would be attending.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us at (949) 232-0355 or by email info@boutaleblaw.com

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