Visa dates

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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 March 2012.
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.ic-visa_date

FAMILY PREFERENCE VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st………………………………………..February 1, 2005
2A……………………………………….. July 22, 2009
2B……………………………………….. November 15, 2003
3rd………………………………………..January 1, 2002
4th………………………………………..October 8, 2000

Note: For March, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning July 1, 2009, and earlier than July 22, 2009.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st……………………………………….. Current
2nd………………………………………..May 1, 2010
3rd……………………………………….. August 22, 2002
Other Workers…………………………August 22, 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_5664.html

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