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 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……………………………..        September 22, 2002
2A……………………………..        October 8, 2004
2B……………………………..        November 15, 2000
3rd……………………………..        September 8, 2000
4th……………………………..        June 8, 1998

Note: For May, 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning April 1, 2002, and earlier than October 8, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st……………………………..        Current
2nd……………………………..       February 15, 2004
3rd……………………………..        Unavailable
Other Workers………………        Unavailable
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/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4454.html

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