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 September 2012.

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…………………………………………..        Oct 01, 2005
2A…………………………………………..        May 08, 2010
2B…………………………………………..        Sep 15, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..       May 15, 2002
4th…………………………………………..       Mar 01, 2001

Note:  For September, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Apr 15, 2010.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning Apr 15, 2010 and earlier than May 08, 2010.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..       Current
2nd…………………………………………..      Unavailable
3rd…………………………………………..       October 08, 2002
Other Workers…………………………..       October 08, 2002
4th…………………………………………..       Current
Certain Religious Workers…………         Current
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://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5759.html

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