priority date

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Preference relatives are certain family members of a U.S. citizen who are seeking to immigrate to the United States based on their relationship to the U.S. citizen. There are yearly limitations on family preference immigrants and the relatives in this...

(Wex page)

The priority date is used by the Department of State to determine an individual’s place in line in the visa queue where there are a limited number of immigrant visas available in a given year. For family sponsored immigration, the priority date is the...