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 September 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………………………….October 1, 2001
2A………………………….October 8, 2002
2B………………………….July 1, 1998
3rd………………………….January 1, 2000
4th………………………….April 15, 1996

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

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st………………………….January 1, 2007
2nd………………………….April 1, 2004
3rd………………………….Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Workers

4th………………………….January 1, 2007
Certain……………………..January 1, 2007
Religious
Workers

Iraqi and……………………Unavailable
Afghani
Translators

5th………………………….January 1, 2007
Targeted…………………..January 1, 2007
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_3761.html

 

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