All Countries – June 2019 Visa Bulletin

Analysis of the June 2019 Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. State Department for Family Green Card Applicants who are chargeable to 🌐All Countries.

June 2019 Visa Bulletin

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries Visa Bulletin for June 2019

F1Feb 15, 2012+5 weeksWith a 5-week advancement in June 2019, F1-All Countries is continuing its strong advancement of the last 6 months. A 'catch up' in Fiscal Year 2019 is confirmed (after the two great Fiscal Years of 2016 and 2017, Fiscal Year 2018 was one of the worst of the last 20 years).F1 Predictions
F2AJul 15, 2017+8 weeksSo what is happening with F2A? This is the third month in a row where the advancement is significantly above predictions (+8 weeks in June 2019). There is so far no sign of the kind of slowdown that has plagued both Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018, nice starts followed by mediocre second halves.F2A Predictions
F2BMay 15, 2013+14 weeksJune 2019 is more of the same incredibly rapid advancement that we have seen since March 2019. Obviously USCIS is not getting as many applications as it needs to use all of its visa numbers. Why they could not move the dates forward more aggressively earlier this year will remain one of these unexplained mysteries...F2B Predictions
F3Dec 22, 2006+6 weeksJune 2019 is above our predictions with a 6-week advancement for F3-All Countries. F3 remains strong after a very strong Fiscal Year 2018 and a solid start of Fiscal Year 2019.F3 Predictions
F4Apr 1, 2006+6 weeksWith another 6-week advancement in June 2019, this is the fourth consecutive month of either strong or super-strong advancement. The shape of Fiscal Year 2019 has changed drastically for F4-All Countries and Fiscal Year 2019 is looking more and more like a very strong year.F4 Prediction Predictions

For other areas see Mexico and the Philippines.


What about F1? (Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults, but not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries, F1 - June 2019

F1Feb 15, 2012+5 weeksWith a 5-week advancement in June 2019, F1-All Countries is continuing its strong advancement of the last 6 months. A 'catch up' in Fiscal Year 2019 is confirmed (after the two great Fiscal Years of 2016 and 2017, Fiscal Year 2018 was one of the worst of the last 20 years).F1 Predictions

This is an overview of our F1 predictions (see our 3-year prediction):


What about F2A? (Spouses of Green Card holders, or young Children of Green Card holders who are not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries, F2A - June 2019

F2AJul 15, 2017+8 weeksSo what is happening with F2A? This is the third month in a row where the advancement is significantly above predictions (+8 weeks in June 2019). There is so far no sign of the kind of slowdown that has plagued both Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018, nice starts followed by mediocre second halves.F2A Predictions

This is an overview of our F2A predictions (see our 3-year prediction):


What about F2B? (Children of Green Card holders who are adults, but not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries, F2B - June 2019

F2BMay 15, 2013+14 weeksJune 2019 is more of the same incredibly rapid advancement that we have seen since March 2019. Obviously USCIS is not getting as many applications as it needs to use all of its visa numbers. Why they could not move the dates forward more aggressively earlier this year will remain one of these unexplained mysteries...F2B Predictions

This is an overview of our F2B predictions (see our 3-year prediction):


What about F3? (Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults and married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries, F3 - June 2019

F3Dec 22, 2006+6 weeksJune 2019 is above our predictions with a 6-week advancement for F3-All Countries. F3 remains strong after a very strong Fiscal Year 2018 and a solid start of Fiscal Year 2019.F3 Predictions

This is an overview of our F3 predictions (see our 3-year prediction):


What about F4? (Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Citizens)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🌐All Countries, F4 - June 2019

F4Apr 1, 2006+6 weeksWith another 6-week advancement in June 2019, this is the fourth consecutive month of either strong or super-strong advancement. The shape of Fiscal Year 2019 has changed drastically for F4-All Countries and Fiscal Year 2019 is looking more and more like a very strong year.F4 Prediction Predictions

This is an overview of our F4 predictions (see our 3-year prediction):


If I am going through Adjustment of Status, can I use the Filing Date?

Applicants going through Adjustment of Status are often allowed to use the ‘Filing Date’ of the Visa Bulletin to determine when they are allowed to file Form I-485. Here is the latest:

Preference
Filing Date
Movement
Status
F1Oct 8, 2012+6 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F2AMar 8, 2019+60 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F2BAug 8, 2014+1 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F3Aug 22, 2007+8 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F4December 1, 2006+8 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days

When will the Interview be scheduled?

The process of scheduling the interview is initiated by U.S. immigration agencies when the following two requirements are met:

  • The applicant’s Priority Date is ‘current’ when compared to the relevant ‘Final Action Date’
  • The applicant’s Green Card Case is ‘interview-ready’ (also called ‘case complete’ or ‘documentarily qualified’, meaning that all the proper Forms, Evidence, and Fees necessary to make a decision on the Green Card Application have been received by U.S. Immigration Agencies).

Being ‘current’ means that the applicant’s Priority Date (which is when Form I-130 was filed) is ‘earlier’ than the relevant Final Action Date. If the relevant Final Action Date is January 1st 2018, then applicants with a Priority Date ‘earlier’ (that is up to December 31st 2016) are said to be current.
The relevant Final Action Date refers to the Final Action Date that applies to applicants based on their preference classification (F1, F2A, F2B, F3, F4) and countries of birth (Mexico, All Countries, …).

The month when the applicant’s Priority Date is current, U.S. Immigration agencies look for an available Interview slot in the month after next (if the applicant’s priority date becomes current in January, then they will start looking for slots in March). How long applicants wait depend on how busy the U.S. Consulate or USCIS Field office is.

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