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 December 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……………March 1, 2002
2B……………March 8, 1997
3rd…………..Dec. 8, 1998
4th…………..Sept. 22, 1995

Note: For December, 2A numbers exempt from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Jan. 15, 2000. 2A numbers subject to per-country limits are available to applicants chargeable to all countries except Mexico with priority dates beginning Jan. 15, 2000 and earlier than March 1, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT-BASEDVISA DATES

Preference…………..Dates for India

1st…………..Current

2nd…………..Jan. 8, 2003

3rd…………..April 22, 2001
Schedule A………Unavailable
Workers
Other…………..Oct. 1, 2001
Workers

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

Iraqi and Afghani
Sept. 18, 2006

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

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/

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