Visa bulletin for May 2010

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The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of May 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 eight (8) weeks for most of the countries, including India to November 8, 2004.

F2A – Family second preference: Spouses and minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by one (1) year and one (1) month for most countries, including India to January 1, 2008.

F2B- Family second preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over 21 of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by four (4) months and two (2) weeks for most of the countries, including India to November 15, 2002.

F3-Family third preference: Married sons and daughters of US Citizens and their spouses and children. The cut-off date has moved forward by two (2) weeks for most of the countries, including India at June 22, 2001.

F4-Family fourth preference: Brothers and sisters of US citizens. The cut-off date has moved forward by three (3) months & two (2) weeks for most of the countries, including India to September 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 at all and remains the same at February 1, 2005.

EB3 – Professional skilled workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by eight (8) weeks to  June 22, 2003 for most of the countries and for India it has moved forward by three (3) weeks to October 22, 2001.

EB3 – Other Workers: The cut-off date for this category has not moved at all and remains the same at June 1, 2001 for most of the countries, including India.

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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