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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 August 2010.

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 …………………………………………        August 1, 2005
2A …………………………………………        March 1, 2009
2B …………………………………………        January 1, 2004
3rd …………………………………………        January 1, 2002
4th …………………………………………        June 1, 2001

Note: For August, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning March 1, 2008, and earlier than March 1, 2009.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st …………………………………………        Current
2nd  …………………………………………       March 1, 2006
3rd  …………………………………………       January 1, 2002
Other Workers …………………………..       January 1, 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_5092.html