October 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 October 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 …….. November 8, 2001
2A …….. November 15, 2002
2B …….. August 15, 1998
3rd …….. February 15, 2000
4th …….. May 8, 1996

Note: For October, 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 November 15, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st ………………….. Current
2nd …………………. April 1, 2004
3rd ………………….. April 22, 2001
Other Workers …….. October 1, 2001
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_3800.html

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