Free EB-5 Project Evaluation What does the EB-5 priority date refer to, and what is it for?

Also known as the filing date or receipt date, the EB-5 priority date is the date on which the I-526 Petition is received and filed by USCIS. The priority date is used to determine an applicant’s place in the visa queue. Priority date is particularly important to Mainland-born Chinese nationals due to visa retrogression.