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 July 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 PREFERENCE VISA DATES

Preference……….Dates for India

1st ………………… July 1, 2001

2A ………………… June 1, 2002

2B ………………… June 8, 1998

3rd ………………… July 15, 1999

4th ………………… Feb. 8, 1996

Note: For July, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Aug. 1, 2001. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning Aug. 1, 2001 and earlier than June 1, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st ………………… Current

2nd ………………… Current

3rd ………………… Current

Other ………………… Unavailable

Workers

4th ………………… Current

Certain …………………Current

Religious

Workers

Iraqi and Current

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/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html

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