The US Department of State has issued a Revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015. According to the DOS: “This bulletin supersedes the bulletin for October 2015 that was originally published on September 9, 2015, and contained Dates for Filing Applications long used by the Department of State for internal processing purposes. Following consultations with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Dates for Filing Applications for some categories in the Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based preferences have been adjusted to better reflect a timeframe justifying immediate action in the application process. The Dates for Filing Applications sections (sections 4.B. and 5.B.) which have been adjusted have been identified in Bold type.”
This was a sloppy move by the government since thousands of foreign nationals have relied on the original Visa Bulletin issued on September 9, 2015 and have started preparing their adjustment packages, hired lawyers, and had their medical examinations. These people will all need to wait before they can file their applications to adjust status.