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 2012.

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…………………………………………..        Dec 01, 2005
2A…………………………………………..         Aug 22, 2010
2B…………………………………………..         Nov 15, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..        Jun 08, 2002
4th…………………………………………..        Apr 01, 2001

Note:  For December, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than Aug 01, 2010.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants with priority dates beginning Aug 01, 2010 and earlier than Aug 22, 2010.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA DATES

Preference Dates for India

1st…………………………………………..        Current
2nd…………………………………………..       September 01, 2004
3rd…………………………………………..        November 01, 2002
Other Workers ………………………….        November 01, 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_5803.html

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