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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 February 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…………………………………………..        Feb 15, 2006
2A…………………………………………..        Nov 22, 2010
2B…………………………………………..        Mar 01, 2005
3rd…………………………………………..       Jul 15, 2002
4th…………………………………………..       Apr 22, 2001

Note:  For March, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Nov 15, 2010.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning Nov 15, 2010 and earlier than Nov 22, 2010.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..        Current
2nd…………………………………………..       September 01, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..        November 22, 2002
Other Workers………………………….         November 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_5885.html

Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...