FAQ_Priority_Date_Regression_020111 - FAQs Priority Date...

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FAQs Priority Date Regression Why did my priority date retrogress (go backwards)? Some types of visa categories are numerically limited. The Visa Office in Washington, DC keeps track of the number of immigrants in these categories and sets priority dates on a monthly basis. Applicants entitled to immigrant status become documentarily qualified at their own initiative and convenience. By no means has every applicant with a priority date earlier than a prevailing cut-off date been processed for final visa action. On the contrary, visa allotments are made only on the basis of the total applicants reported documentarily qualified each month. Demand for visa numbers can fluctuate from one month to another, with the inevitable impact on cut-off dates. Fluctuations can cause cut-off date movement to slow, stop, or even retrogress. The regression of priority dates for some categories of immigrant visas in January and February 2011 (F1, F2, F3, F4) does not reflect a change to any laws or
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course MME 512 at Miami University.

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