The DOS has published its Visa Bulletin for April 2009. The updated Bulletin reflects further immigrant visa numbers retrogression in the Third Employment-Based (EB-3) category allocated for skilled workers and college-degreed professionals. Immigrant visa numbers are available to the majority of EB-3 workers with permanent immigration proceedings priority date of March 1, 2003. For Indian nationals, the EB-3 backlog extends as far as Nov. 1, 2001.