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September 2009 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The new visa bulletin is out at this link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4558.html. Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current; EB-2 remains current, except for India and China, which are at January 8, 2005 and earlier; EB-3, 4 and religious workers continue to remain unavailable; EB-5 is current; and the category of targeted employment areas and regional centers is current. Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at 2005. All diversity visa categories are current except for Ethiopia and Egypt.