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 May 2013.
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 PREFERENCE VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..Apr 01, 2006
2A…………………………………………..Mar 01, 2011
2B…………………………………………..May 15, 2005
3rd………………………………………….Aug 08, 2002
4th………………………………………….May 01, 2001

Note:  For April, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Feb 01, 2011.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning Feb 01, 2011 and earlier than Mar 01, 2011.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st………………………………………….. Current
2nd…………………………………………..September 01, 2004
3rd………………………………………….. December 22, 2002
Other Workers……………………………December 22, 2002
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://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5927.html

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