The Department of State has released the May Visa Bulletin, which represents very little overall movement from the current month. The second preference for India remained the same while second preference for China progressed one month from August 22, 2005 to September 22, 2005. The third preference for India moved less than a month: from September 8, 2001 to October 1, 2001. Third preference for Mexico became unavailable while the third preferenc for Philippines, China and other chargeability countries moved a month, from February 1, 2003 to April 22, 2003.

Historically, visa numbers move forward at a bigger pace in the summer, as the Department of State nears the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2010 and sees that there are still visa numbers available for the fiscal year. Therefore, we should begin to see a bigger jump in the summer, particularly for the Philippines, which has fewer cases in the pipeline than India, according to reports from both USCIS and the NVC.