Visa bulletin for March 2011

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The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates  for the month of March  2011.

Family preferences

F1-Family first preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over the age of 21 years of US citizens. The cut-off date has not moved at all and remains the same for most of the countries, including India at January 1, 2005.

F2A – Family second preference: Spouses and minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents. The cut-off date has retrogressed by one (1) year for most countries, including India to January 1, 2007.

F2B- Family second preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over 21 of permanent residents. The cut-off date has not moved at all and remains the same for most of the countries, including India at April 15, 2003.

F3-Family third preference: Married sons and daughters of US citizens and their spouses and children. The cut-off date has not moved at all and remains the same for most of the countries, including India at January 1, 2001.

F4-Family fourth preference: Brothers and sisters of US citizens. The cut-off date has not moved at all and remains the same for most of the countries, including India at January 1, 2000.

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 not moved and remains the same at May 8, 2006.

EB3 – Professional skilled workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by three (3) months to July 1, 2005 for most of the countries and for India it has moved forward by three (3) weeks to March 15, 2002.

EB3 – Other workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by six (6) weeks to June 1, 2003 for most of the countries and for India it has moved forward by three (3) weeks to March 15, 2002.

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

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