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I am USC and petitioned for my parents and brother in July 2003. My parents were approved right away and my brother was not. And in September 2004 my father (a PR) petitioned for my brother. Is there a way to use the original priority date instead of September 04?

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Hi Arda,

The original priority date of July 2003 cannot be used. If your father becomes a U.S. citizen, then the original priority date of September 2004 can be used, and your brother will fall into the first family preference category instead of F2B. The following webpage from our website explains the family preference categories: http://h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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