What is the E-Z Visa Priority Date Calculator?
The E-Z Visa Priority Date Calculator offers a simple way for individuals to calculate, based on the U.S. State Department's Monthly Visa Bulletin, whether they are qualified to seek legal permanent residency based on their visa application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.
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Why use the E-Z Visa Priority Date Calculator?
Currently, when an immigrant intends to adjust their status in the United States, there is a 4-19 year wait period between when the immigrant first applies and when they become eligible to take their next in the process to obtain their green card. The wait period varies based on the country of origin of the immigrant, the immigrant's relationship to the petitioner, and how many other applications are being processed. USCIS does not advise immigrants when their priority date becomes current and they can take the next step in applying for their green card. (If the immigrant has to process their immigration paperwork through a US consulate outside the United States, they are notified when their priority date becomes current.)
While the State Department publishes a monthly online bulletin announcing the current priority dates for each of the 5 possible family-based categories, it can be confusing for many immigrants to successfully navigate this website. This becomes increasingly more difficult for limited English proficient, low literacy, and non-computer-using individuals. It is exceptionally difficult for seniors and for many with disabilities.
How to use the E-Z Visa Priority Date Calculator?
Individuals interested in using the E-Z Visa Priority Date Calculator can sign up once via email and receive notification when they are able to contact USCIS, and take the next step to acquire their Legal Permanent Card (Green card). By signing up to receive notifications, immigrants do not have to worry about missing their priority date. This is especially important because sometimes these dates move backwards in time, or retrogress, and missing their opportunity could cause additional years of waiting.