Which immigration applications require a current priority date to file?

An applicant must have a current priority date to file an I-485 adjustment of status application or complete immigrant visa processing at a U.S. consular post abroad. An I-140 immigrant visa petition (based on an approved PERM Labor Certification) can still be filed and adjudicated if the priority date is not current, as the I-140 is not impacted by quota backlogs.