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 February 2010.

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 PREFERENCEVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………        June 1, 2004
2A…………………………………………        March 1, 2006
2B…………………………………………        January 1, 2002
3rd…………………………………………        May 22, 2001
4th…………………………………………        November 15, 1999

Note: For February, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning March 1,  2004, and earlier than March 1, 2006.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………        Current
2nd…………………………………………       January 22, 2005
3rd…………………………………………        June 22, 2001
Other Workers………………………….        June 1, 2001
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://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4611.html

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