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April 2008

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 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 PREFERENCEVISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………… February 22, 2002
2A …………………… May 8, 2003
2B …………………… March 22, 1999
3rd …………………… May 22, 2000
4th …………………… November 22, 1996

Note: For April, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than May 1, 2002. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning May 1, 2002 and earlier than May 8, 2003.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………… Current
2nd…………………… December 1, 2003
3rd …………………… October 1, 2001
Other Workers…………………… March 1, 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://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4177.html