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 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 PREFERENCE VISA DATES

Preference                                     Dates for India

1st ……………………………………….April 15, 2002
2A ……………………………………….January 1, 2004
2B ………………………………………. December 15, 1999
3rd ……………………………………….June 22, 2000
4th……………………………………….  May 22, 1997

Note: For October, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning May 1, 2001 and earlier than January 1, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference                                     Dates for India

1st ……………………………………….Current
2nd………………………………………. August 1, 2003
3rd……………………………………….  July 1, 2001
Other Workers …………………………January 1, 2003
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_4357.html

 

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