The Department of State (DOS) has released the October Visa Bulletin  This is the first bulletin of the new fiscal year and is eagerly anticipated to see how far dates will advance forward. Unfortunately, this bulletin disappointed as dates did not even return to dates available in July. In addition, the DOS made predictions for the coming months and indicated slow movement  for many of the retrogressed categories. On the positive side, EB1 is current for all practical purposes for All Other Countries and EB2 and EB3 are both current and expected to remain that way.  The USCIS announced that it would honor the Date for Filing chart for the purposes of filing I-485 cases in October which is good news for many.