March 2006

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 of Feb. 6, 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………….April 22, 2001
2A*………….Feb. 22, 2002
2B…………..July 8, 1996
3rd………….July 22, 1998
4th………….March 22, 1994

* Note: For February, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than May 15, 1999. 2A numbers subject to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning May 15, 1999 and earlier than Feb. 22, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference…….Dates for India

1st…………..July 1, 2004
2nd…………..Jan. 1, 2002
3rd…………..Jan. 1, 2001
Schedule A…….Current

Workers
Other…………Oct. 1, 2001

Workers
4th…………..Current

Certain……….Current
Religious

Workers

5thnCurrent
Targeted………Current
Employment
Areas

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

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

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