The Department of State ("DOS") recently issued its Visa Bulletin for May 2010. This Bulletin determines who can apply for permanent residence and when. The cutoff dates for the Employment-Based Third Preference are as follows: April 22, 2003, for all charge-ability, including the Philippines; unavailable, for Mexico and October 1, 2001, for India. The cut-off dates for the Employment–Based Second Preference are as follows: Current for all chargeability; January 1, 2005, for India and September 22, 2005, for China.

The monthly Visa Bulletin is available through the DOS Web site at