So – the new visa bulletin was released today (unusually early) and it is really quite odd because the numbers are identical to the previous bulletin numbers for October interviews. No change to any of the regions or countries.
Now, it is possible that this is deliberate and accurate, but I am going to wait a day or two before assuming this is correct. It looks like a mistake to me – that someone published a draft version of the VB without all the edits.
Now, it is possible that the numbers stay the same for a region or couple of regions, but it is very odd that NONE of the numbers have changed. However, I have explained in a video why this could be happening, and why we should not make estimates based on 1 or 2 VBs.
To understand better, please go and watch the first few minutes of this video.