Persons waiting for a decision on a pending permanent residence case based on an approved Employment Based Second (EB2) or Employment Based Third (EB3) Immigrant Petition or waiting to file a permanent residence application once their EB2 or EB3 priority date becomes current were hoping for the EB3 category to show cut-off dates in 2005 and EB2 cut-off dates closer to current. The October Visa Bulletin did make EB3 available again but the cut off dates are very disappointing with the EB3 worldwide date stuck in 2002, the EB3 dates for India and China being worse than that.