The Department of State (DOS) on September 25 published an updated Visa Bulletin for the upcoming month of October, which replaces a previous bulletin for the month that was originally published on September 9. This chart is the one immigrant applicants should use when filing for an adjustment of status, and has also been updated on USCIS’s website for convenience when doing so.
This is also the bulletin that the Department of Homeland Security will use when determining whether someone is eligible to file their application.
The changes to the bulletin have come due to consultation with DHS in regard to finding a timeframe that better reflects whether or not immediate action in the application process is required. Due to these consultations, several Dates for Filing Applications for some visa categories in the family- and employment-based sponsorship preferences have been updated. These sections are on pages 4 and 6 of the bulletin, and have been identified in bold type and highlighted.