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07-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Hello Guys,
I have a quick question regarding the PD, my dad filed I-130 for me to USCIS Vermont Center in May 2005 Under F2B Category, and got approved in Dec 2005, and forwarded to NVC afterwards, is my Priority date May 2005 "Filing Date" or Dec 2005 "Approval Date"?
Tnx a lot for your help

07-14-2010, 05:57 PM
As far as I'm aware - filing date is your PD

07-14-2010, 07:11 PM
................ is my Priority date May 2005 "Filing Date" or Dec 2005 "Approval Date"?

Your Priority Date is clearly listed on the I-797 Notice of Action. PD is most probably your approval date or some date near to that.

Good luck.

07-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Here is the definition from USCIS website:

The priority date (the filing date of the I-130) must be current before your relative will be eligible to file for an immigrant visa.

What establishes a priority date?
For most immigrant visa categories, the priority date is the date the petition was properly filed with USCIS. This date should be shown on the approval notice that USCIS sends to the person or company that filed the petition.

Link: http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/About%20Us/Electronic%20Reading%20Room/Customer%20Service%20Reference%20Guide/Permanent_Residents_Naturalization.pdf
page 164 & 181