DOS Advises USCIS That Visa Numbers are Exhausted for FY2010

In correspondence dated September 15, 2010, the Department of State advised USCIS that nearly all visa number allocations for fiscal year 2010 have been used. Specifically, all family preference category, and employment based second, third and most fourth preference category visa number requests have reached the annual allocation limits set by statute. The Department points out that visa numbers will once again become available for these categories on October 1, 2010 when the new fiscal year begins.