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 June 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 PREFERENCEVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………         May 1, 2004
2A…………………………………………         August 22, 2007
2B…………………………………………         April 15, 2003
3rd…………………………………………        June 1, 2001
4th…………………………………………        March 8, 2000

Note: For June, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning July 22, 2007, and earlier than August 22, 2007.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………         Current
2nd…………………………………………        October 15, 2006
3rd…………………………………………         April 22, 2002
Other Workers …………………………….    April 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_5452.html

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