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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 2011.

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…………………………………………        June 15, 2004
2A…………………………………………        January 8, 2009
2B…………………………………………        July 15, 2003
3rd…………………………………………       September 8, 2001
4th…………………………………………       May 15, 2000

Note: For October, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning October 15, 2008, and earlier than January 8, 2009.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………        Current
2nd…………………………………………       July 15, 2007
3rd…………………………………………        July 15, 2002
Other Workers ………………………..        June 8, 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://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5560.html