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 August 2012.

visa_datesIn 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…………………………………………..        Aug 01, 2005
2A…………………………………………..        Feb 15, 2010
2B…………………………………………..        Jun 22, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..       May 01, 2002
4th…………………………………………..       Feb 15, 2001

Note:  For August, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Mar 01, 2010.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning Mar 01, 2010 and earlier than Mar 15, 2010.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..        Current
2nd…………………………………………..       Unavailable
3rd…………………………………………..        October 01, 2002
Other Workers…………………………..        October 01, 2002
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://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5749.html

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