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October 2009 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The new visa bulletin is out at this link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4575.html. Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current; EB-2 remains current, except for India and China (China is 03/22/2005 and India is 01/22/2005); EB-3 is at 2001 or 2002 depending on the category; other workers are at 2001; EB-4 is current; 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.