The DOS published its Visa Bulletin summarizing the availability of immigrant visa numbers for the month of August 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, visas are available for nationals of both China (mainland born) and India with a priority date of October 1, 2003 or earlier. Visa numbers are current for all other nationals in the second preference category. For the third preference category, visa numbers are unavailable.