Visa bulletin for September 2010

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By Michael Phulwani
The following information is provided by the visa office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of September 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 five (5) months for most of the countries, including India to January 1, 2006.

F2A – Family second preference: Spouses and minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by ten (10) months for most countries, including India to January 1, 2010.

F2B- Family second preference: Unmarried sons and daughters over 21 of permanent residents. The cut-off date has moved forward by one (1) year for most of the countries, including India to January 1, 2005.

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) months for most of the countries, including India to March 1, 2002.

F4-Family fourth preference: Brothers and  sisters    of US citizens. The cut-off date has moved forward by four (4) months & two (2) weeks for most of the countries, including India to October 15, 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 forward by nine (9) weeks to May 8, 2006.

EB3 – Professional skilled workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by six (6) months and two (2) weeks to December 15,2004 for most of the countries and for India it has not moved at all and remains the same at January 1, 2002.

EB3 – Other workers: The cut-off date for this category has moved forward by ten (10) months and one (1) week to March 22, 2003 for most of the countries and for India it has not moved at all and remains the same at January 1, 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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