April 2007

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 2007.

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…………………May 8, 2001
2A…………………April 1, 2002
2B…………………Aug. 15, 1997
3rd…………………March 22, 1999
4th…………………Jan. 1, 1996

Note: For March, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Dec. 1, 2000. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning Dec. 1, 2000 and earlier than April 1, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference…………Dates for India

1st…………………Current
2nd…………………Jan. 8, 2003
3rd…………………May 8, 2001

Other Oct. 1, 2001

Workers

4th…………………Current
Certain Current
Religious
Workers
Iraqi and Sept. 18, 2006
Afghani
Translators

5th…………………Current
Targeted…………….Current
Employment
Areas

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/

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