F2A-All Countries: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F2A for 🌐All Countries.
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F2A, 🌐All Countries – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Oct 2019Oct 1, 2019
Nov 2019Nov 1, 2019
Dec 2019Dec 1, 2019
Jan 2020Jan 1, 2020
Feb 2020Feb 1, 2020
Mar 2020Sep 22, 2018
Apr 2020Oct 22, 2018
May 2020Nov 22, 2018
Jun 2020Dec 22, 2018
Jul 2020Jan 22, 2019
Aug 2020Feb 15, 2019
Sep 2020Mar 15, 2019
Oct 2020Apr 15, 2019
Nov 2020May 15, 2019
Dec 2020Jun 15, 2019
Jan 2021Jul 8, 2019
Feb 2021Aug 8, 2019
Mar 2021Sep 1, 2019
Apr 2021Oct 1, 2019
May 2021Oct 22, 2019
Jun 2021Nov 22, 2019
Jul 2021Dec 22, 2019
Aug 2021Jan 22, 2020
Sep 2021Feb 22, 2020
Oct 2021Mar 22, 2020
Nov 2021Apr 15, 2020
Dec 2021May 15, 2020
Jan 2022Jun 15, 2020
Feb 2022Jul 8, 2020
Mar 2022Aug 8, 2020
Apr 2022Sep 8, 2020
May 2022Oct 1, 2020
Jun 2022Nov 1, 2020
Jul 2022Dec 1, 2020
Aug 2022Dec 22, 2020
Sep 2022Jan 22, 2021

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Nov 2019
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Nov 1, 2019
Movement:+4 weeks
For the fifth month in a row, F2A is 'current' for all countries of chargeability. According to comments published by the Visa Office in October 2019, this situation should last until until February 2020 included. Documentarily qualified candidates going through Consular Processing may hope for faster interviews. Applicants going through Adjustment of Status can file Form I-130 and I-485 concurrently; or file Form I-485 right away if they already filed Form I-130 (even if Form I-130 is not approved yet).

See here for F2A Mexico and the Philippines.

Note: U.S. immigration agencies ‘Fiscal Year’ is from October to the following September. It is different from a ‘Calendar’ year. For example Fiscal Year 2018 is from October 2017 to September 2018, and Fiscal Year 2019 is from October 2018 to September 2019.

Last Six
Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Nov 2019Nov 1, 2019+4 weeks
Oct 2019Oct 1, 2019+4 weeks
Sep 2019Sep 1, 2019+4 weeks
Aug 2019Aug 1, 2019+4 weeks
Jul 2019Jul 1, 2019+102 weeks
Jun 2019Jul 15, 2017+8 weeks

I am going through adjustment of status, what else applies to me?

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:

Filing Date
Sep 1, 2019+4 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

When will the Interview be scheduled?

The process of scheduling the interview is intiated 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…).

What happened during Fiscal Year 2019?

Fiscal Year 2019 refers to the period from October 2018 to September 2019 and is represented by the bright green line. By getting F2A ‘current’ in July, U.S. Immigration Agencies created a year like no other, and that we may never see again:

When will Immigration Planner update its predictions?

We expect to update our predictions the day after the next Visa Bulletin is released. Our best guess as to when we will update these predictions is as follows:

Dec 12, 2019

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