The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for March 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, 2002, for all charge-ability, including China and the Philippines; July 1, 2002, for Mexico; and July 1, 2001, for India. The cut-off dates for the Employment–Based Second Preference are as follows: Current for all chargeability; February 1, 2005, for India; and July 8, 2005, for China. The monthly Visa Bulletin is available through the DOS Web site at: