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 October 2006.

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, 2000
2A Apr. 22, 2001
2B Jan. 1, 1997
3rd Oct. 22, 1998
4th Aug. 1, 1995

Note: For October, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates beginning Oct. 15, 1999 and earlier than Apr. 22, 2001. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are Oct. 15, 1999.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference………………Dates for India

1st…………………….Current

2nd…………………….Jun. 15, 2002

3rd…………………….April 22, 2001
Schedule A………………Current
Workers
Other ………………….Jan. 1, 2001
Workers

4th………………….Current
Certain………………Current
Religious
Workers

5th…………………..Current
Targeted………………Current
Employment
Areas

The Department of State has available a recorded message with visa availability information which can be heard at: (202) 663-1541. This recording is updated in the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates for the following month.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/

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