The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for September 2010. This Bulletin determines who can apply for permanent residence and when. The cutoff dates for the Employment-Based Third Preference are as follows: December 15, 2004, for all chargeability, including the Philippines and the Dominican Republic, October 22, 2003, for China; Unavailable, for Mexico; and January 1, 2002, for India. The cut-off dates for the Employment–Based Second Preference are as follows: Current for all chargeability, including Mexico, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic; and May 08, 2006, for India and China. The monthly Visa Bulletin is available at