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 of Apr. 8, 2003.

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 1 Aug, ’99
2A* 1 Feb, ’98
2B 15 Aug, ’94
3rd 8 Mar, ’97
4th 22 Apr, ’91

* Note: For May, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Oct 1, 1995. 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning 1 Oct, 1995 and earlier than 15 Mar, 1998.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED
VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st Current
2nd Current
3rd Current
Other Current
Workers
4th Current
Certain Current
Religious
Workers
5th Current
Targeted Current
Employment
Areas

U.S. State Department
Visa Availability
Information Line
(202) 663-1541

Information courtesy: travel.state.gov/visa_bulletin.html

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