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 May 2012.

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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………………………………………….. May 1, 2005
2A………………………………………….. November 15, 2009
2B………………………………………….. February 22, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..March 8, 2002
4th…………………………………………..December 1, 2000

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

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..  Current
2nd………………………………………….. August 15, 2007
3rd…………………………………………..  September 8, 2002
Other Workers     ………………………  September 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_5692.html

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