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 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 PREFERENCEVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………    January 8, 2003
2A…………………………………………     January 15, 2005
2B…………………………………………     May 1, 2001
3rd…………………………………………     November 1, 2000
4th…………………………………………     December 22, 1998

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

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference    Dates for India

1st…………………………………………      Current
2nd…………………………………………     October 1, 2003
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_4539.html

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