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 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 ……………………. Jan. 1, 1997
2A …………………….. Sept. 8, 1999
2B …………………….. Sept.. 22, 1996
3rd ……………………. Sept. 8, 1998
4th ……………………. Jan. 1, 1995

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st ……………………. Jan. 1, 2006

2nd ……………………. Unavailable

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

Other ……………………. Unavailable
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.

U.S. State DepartmentVisa AvailabilityInformation Line(202) 663-1541

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

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