February 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 February 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 1, 2001 2A………………….March 22, 2002 2B………………….May 15, 1997 3rd…………………Feb. 1, 1999 4th…………………Oct. 8, 1995 Note: For February, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than May 15, 2000. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning May 15, 2000 and earlier than March 22, 2002. EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES Preference……………Dates for India 1st………………….Current 2nd………………….Jan. 8, 2003 3rd………………….May 8, 2001 Schedule A……………Unavailable Workers 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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