October 2013 Visa Bulletin was released yesterday. Date for EB2 India is 15 JUN 08 and EB2 China is 15 SEP 08. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
I think it is a good news. For EB2 India, the dates stayed the same as Sep 2013 visa bulletin. It is interesting to note the EB2 China dates have moved from 08 Aug 08 to 15 Sep 08.
Looks like, DOS is coming up with a whole different strategy again. Even it is a new Fiscal year, they kept the dates the same for EB2 India. I am thinking, they are planning to keep the dates as it is for the next 3 quarters. What might change is number of porting cases from EB3 to EB2 India. I believe DOS has a cut off, little about the regular monthly approvals, say about 400 porting applications per month. If it crosses this number, they will move back the dates. So, the obvious next question is, what that will be. Again, it will depend on the dates of the applicants who are porting - anywhere between 01 SEP 04 to 01 JAN 08.
Cut-off dates for EB3 India is 22 SEP 03 and EB3 China is 01 JUL 10.
I thought, the EB3 India date will keep moving forward. But, for some reason, DOS has kept it the same. It might be because they are consolidating the porting applications and the finalizing the number for FY 2013. Hopefully, it will start moving from next visa bulletin and hopefully a big one.
Hopefully DOS released the demand data next month and USCIS releases the pending I-485 inventory as well next month. These two will give us much more insight.
You can see offical October 2013 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6062.html