The U.S. State Department (DOS)’s September Visa Bulletin reflects an advancement of 15 months in the permanent resident or “green card” Employment Second Preference for India and China. The cutoff date for both EB-2 India and China is now January 8, 2005. The Employment First and Third Preference categories remain unchanged compared to the August 2009 Visa Bulletin -- First Preference is current for all categories and Third Preference is unavailable in all categories. With the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2009, the Visa Bulletin will reflect advances in many visa categories.