Can I Recapture and Retain an Earlier Priority Date?


Yes, in certain circumstances per 8 CFR 204.2(a)(1)(iii)(F)(4), 204.2(I)(3) and 204.2(a)(4) for derivative beneficiaries of marriage based petitions.

Recapture is complicated and it is highly advisable to discuss your matter with a qualified Immigration Attorney before filing a recapture 485 and checking box H "Other Basis" with an explanation.

Ricy Malik, Esq.