Starting October 2015 DOL will publish two Visa Bulletin Charts each month, one chart announcing the cut-off date when an adjustment application can be filed and a separate second chart announcing cut-off dates for the approval of applications. This means that an immigrant visa must not be available anymore before applicants can submit their adjustment applications.
This significant change in filing procedures allows applicants seek benefits that come with filing an adjustment application (e.g. the ability to seek independent employment authorization) much sooner than before.
Please contact my office if you are in the United States and have an employer or family member who already petitioned you for a green card but you are not sure when you will be able to receive your green card.