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How can I transit my EB-5 priority date to my EB-2 date?

I have an approved I-526. My priority date is early 2015. I am from China. I also have an EB-2 application. The priority date for the EB-5 is July 2017. How can I transfer my EB-5 priority date to EB-2?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The priority date is not transferable between the two visas.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can move a priority date from EB-1 to EB-2 and to EB-3 and reverse, but not between EB-5 and EB-2.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    When you file the I-140 for the EB-2 case, include the I-526 approval and ask USCIS to recapture the earlier priority date on the current I-140 approval.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Notify USCIS about your other priority date and ask to retain it.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Unfortunately, the priority date for one EB category cannot be used for another EB category.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    I believe that priority dates can only be transferred among the first 3 categories, which are EB-1, EB-2 or EB-3, not EB-5. Sorry.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    No, you cannot transfer your EB-5 priority date to your EB-2 priority date.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You cannot transfer your EB-5 priority date to your EB-2 processing.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You cannot, but you can speak with an immigration attorney to discuss possible planning for approvals of the two petitions and next steps.

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