Visa bulletin for April 2011

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The following informationĀ  is provided by the visa office regarding the cut-off datesĀ Ā  for the month of April 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 retrogressed (moved back) by eight (8) months for most of the countries, including India to May 1, 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 three (3) months for most countries, including India to April 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 moved forward by ten (10) weeks for most of the countries, including India to March 15, 2001.

F4-Family fourth prefe
rence: Brothers and sisters of US citizens. The cut-off date has moved forward by four (4) weeks for most of the countries, including India to February 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 IndiaĀ Ā  it has not movedĀ  andĀ  remains the same at May 8, 2006.

EB3 – Professional skilled workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by three (3) weeks to July 22, 2005 for most of the countries, and for India it has moved forward by three (3) weeks to April 8, 2002.

EB3 – Other workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by five (5) weeks to July 22, 2003 for most of the countries, and for India it has moved forward by three (3) weeks to April 8, 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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