Visa bulletin for August 2010

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The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of August 2010.

Family preferences
F1-Family first preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over the age of 21 years of US citizens. The cut-off date has moved forward by four (4) months weeks for most of the countries, including India to August 1, 2005.

F2A-Family second preference: Spouses and minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by eight (8) months for most countries, including India to March 1, 2009.

F2B-Family second preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over 21 of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by eight (8) months for most of the countries, including India to January 1, 2004.

F3-Family third preference: Married sons and daughters of US citizens and their spouses and children. The cut-off date has moved forward by four (4) months for most of the countries, including India at January 1, 2002.

F4-Family fourth preference: Brothers and sisters of US citizens. The cut-off date has moved forward by five (5) months for most of the countries, including India to June 1, 2001.

Employment preferences
EB1-Priority workers: The cut-off date for this category for all countries, including India is current.

EB2-Advanced degree holders: The cut-off date for this category for most countries is current and for India it has moved forwards by five (5) months to March 1, 2006.

EB3-Professional skilled workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by nine (9) months and two (2) weeks to June 1, 2004 for most of the countries and for India it has moved forward by five (5) weeks to January 1, 2002.

EB3-Other workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by eleven (11) months and two (2) weeks to May 15, 2002 for most of the countries and for India it has moved forward by seven (7) months to January 1, 2002.

EB4 (Certain special immigrants), EB4 (certain religious workers), EB5 (targeted employment programs) & EB5 (pilot programs) is current for all countries including.

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