This column carries priority dates and other transitional information as taken from the U.S. State Depart­ment’s Visa Bulletin. The information below is from the Visa Bulletin for April 2009.

In the tables below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed. “Current” means that numbers are available for all qualified applicants. “Unavailable” means no numbers are available.

FAMILY PREFERENCE VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st……………………………..        August 15, 2002
2A……………………………..        August 15, 2004
2B……………………………..        September 1, 2000
3rd……………………………..        August 22, 2000
4th……………………………..        April 15, 1998

Note: For April, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning January 1, 2002, and earlier than August 15, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st……………………………..        Current
2nd……………………………..       February 15, 2004
3rd……………………………..        November 1, 2001
Other Workers………………        March 1, 2001
4th……………………………..        Current
Certain Religious Workers……    Unavailable
5th……………………………..        Current
Targeted Employment Areas…   Current

The Department of State has a recorded message with visa availability information  at (202) 663-1541, which is updated in the middle of each month.

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