The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for November 2010. The Bulletin determines who can apply for permanent residence and when. The cutoff dates for the Employment-Based Third Preference are as follows: January 22, 2005, for all chargeability, including the Philippines; November 22, 2003, for China; May 1, 2001, for Mexico; and January 22, 2002, for India. The cut-off dates for the Employment–Based Second Preference are as follows: Current for all chargeability, including Mexico and the Philippines; May 8, 2006, for India, and June 1, 2006, for China. The monthly Visa Bulletin is available at