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 September 2009.
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 15, 2003
2A…………………………………………          April 15, 2005
2B…………………………………………          July 1, 2001
3rd…………………………………………          December 15, 2000
4th…………………………………………          February 22, 1999

Note: For September, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning December 22, 2002, and earlier than April 15, 2005.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………          Current
2nd…………………………………………         January 8, 2005
3rd …………………………………………         Unavailable
Other Workers…………………………………..Unavailable
4th…………………………………………          Unavailable
Certain Religious Workers…………………….Unavailable
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/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4558.html

 

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