The U.S. State Department (DOS)’s September Visa Bulletin reflects some movement in the permanent resident or “green card” Employment Second Preference (EB2) and Third Preference (EB3) categories. The EB2 "all chargeability" category remains current. The cutoff date for EB2 India advances nine weeks to May 8, 2006, and the cutoff date for EB2 China also advances to May 8, 2006. The EB3 all-chargeability advances 6½ months to December 15, 2004, and EB3 China advances four weeks to October 22, 2003. The cutoff date for EB-3 India remains unchanged at January 1, 2002. The Employment First Preference category remains current across-the-board.