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What is the ideal time to file my application?

The question of when to start an immigration process is common to everyone who has this dream.

It's necessary to understand visa options, organize the professional side, plan financially, and also emotionally prepare.

Despite seeming complex, the ideal is for you to file your application as soon as possible. And there are two main reasons for this:

Secure your priority date!

The famous "priority date" is the date when the immigration visa application is officially recorded with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or with the U.S. Department of State, depending on the type of visa. For the EB-2 category, it refers to the date the USCIS received the Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140).

The priority date is important because it determines when an applicant can move to the next stage of the immigration process, such as filing for adjustment of status or scheduling a consular visa interview.

Only those whose priority date is before the cutoff date can move to the next stage.

The demand for visas exceeds the available supply, creating a "waiting line" system where applicants wait until their priority dates become current.

In other words, the sooner you secure your place in line, the sooner your process will be finalized, and you can achieve your American dream.

The ideal moment doesn’t exist!

That's right!

Every important decision requires action. Of course, moving to another country impacts every area of your life, but if you keep waiting for the ideal moment, it will never come.

The secret to a simpler and smoother process is having planning, organization, and guidance.

Learn about visa options, search for content online, research your professional field, and also the places where you would like to live. Meanwhile, find an immigration lawyer you trust to guide you through the entire process.

The progress of the application after filing may depend on the USCIS, but securing the priority date depends solely on you.

Believe me, the future you envision in the USA is within your reach, but it will only become a reality if you commit to bringing your plans to fruition.

If you want to understand where to start, click on this link and send us a message. Myself and the entire Murtaz Law team are available to help you.

About Murtaz Law

With more than a decade of experience, we take pride in guiding families and individuals on their journey to legally immigrate to the USA, whether temporarily or permanently.


Our success story spans a variety of cases, including temporary immigration, family reunification, naturalization, and especially, work visas like the EB2-NIW, which leads to the Green Card. Over the years, we have built a solid reputation and become a reference for skilled professionals, artists, and elite athletes who wish to expand their careers or undertake ventures in the USA.


Our 99.5% approval rate in cases demonstrates our commitment to a personalized approach, combining ethics, creativity, and deep knowledge of the laws and economic issues. We recognize that each client has a unique story and work side by side, individually, to create tailored strategies that achieve the desired outcomes. We take the importance of our work in our clients' lives seriously. Your future deserves a unique strategy, and we at Murtaz Law have the experience and expertise to meet your immigration needs.

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