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 November 2008. 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………………………………        May 1, 2002
2A………………………………        February 8, 2004
2B ………………………………       December 15, 2000
3rd………………………………       July 1, 2000
4th………………………………       July 22, 1997

Note: For November, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning July 15, 2001 and earlier than February 8, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference                                 Dates for India

1st………………………………..      Current
2nd ………………………………      June 1, 2003
3rd ……………………………….      October 1, 2001
Other Workers ………………….    January 15, 2003

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.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4371.html

 

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