The Department of State (DOS) published its Visa Bulletin summarizing the availability of immigrant visas numbers for the month of February 2009. For employment-based immigrant visa petitions, visa numbers are current for nationals of all countries in the first preference category. In the second preference category, visa numbers are current for nationals of all countries except China and India. Cut-off dates for the second preference category for China and India are January 1, 2005 and January 1, 2004, respectively. Cut-off dates for the third preference category are as follows: China – October 1, 2002; India – October 15, 2001; Mexico – April 1, 2003; Philippines – May 1, 2005; and all other countries – May 1, 2005.