What does Immigration Planner predict?
Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F2A for 🌐All Countries.
Spouses of Green Card holders, or young Children of Green Card holders who are not married.
What is the latest?
|Visa Bulletin Date:||Mar 2019|
|Final Action Date:||Jan 8, 2017|
The 5-week advancement is a nice surprise, as we were expecting a 3-week advancement in March 2019. There is so far no sign of the kind of slowdown that has plagued both Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 for F2A-All Countries (nice starts followed by a pace of advancement that slowed considerably in the second half).
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.
|Mar 2019||Jan 8, 2017||+5 weeks|
|Feb 2019||Dec 1, 2016||+3 weeks|
|Jan 2019||Nov 8, 2016||+4 weeks|
|Dec 2018||Oct 8, 2016||+3 weeks|
|Nov 2018||Sep 15, 2016||+3 weeks|
|Oct 2018||Aug 22, 2016||+4 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:
|Dec 1, 2017||+1 weeks||USCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days|
Historically, how long did it take for F2A applicants to become ‘current’?
This is how long it took for prior F2A-All Countries applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:
What happened during Fiscal Year 2018?
Fiscal Year 2018 refers to the period from October 2017 to September 2018. The following graph compares the last 20 years of the Visa Bulletin with Fiscal Year 2018 (represented by the annotated line). Fiscal Year 2018 ends up being in the bottom third. The year started well, but then slowed down:
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:
Mar 14, 2019