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
Jun 2020Jun 1, 2020
Jul 2020Mar 8, 2019
Aug 2020Apr 8, 2019
Sep 2020May 8, 2019
Oct 2020Jun 8, 2019
Nov 2020Jul 15, 2019
Dec 2020Aug 15, 2019
Jan 2021Sep 15, 2019
Feb 2021Oct 15, 2019
Mar 2021Nov 22, 2019
Apr 2021Dec 22, 2019
May 2021Jan 22, 2020
Jun 2021Feb 22, 2020
Jul 2021Mar 22, 2020
Aug 2021May 1, 2020
Sep 2021Jun 1, 2020
Oct 2021Jul 8, 2020
Nov 2021Aug 8, 2020
Dec 2021Sep 8, 2020
Jan 2022Oct 15, 2020
Feb 2022Nov 15, 2020
Mar 2022Dec 15, 2020
Apr 2022Jan 15, 2021
May 2022Feb 22, 2021
Jun 2022Mar 22, 2021
Jul 2022Apr 22, 2021
Aug 2022May 22, 2021
Sep 2022Jun 22, 2021
Oct 2022Aug 1, 2021
Nov 2022Sep 1, 2021
Dec 2022Oct 8, 2021
Jan 2023Nov 8, 2021
Feb 2023Dec 8, 2021
Mar 2023Jan 8, 2022
Apr 2023Feb 8, 2022
May 2023Mar 15, 2022

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What is the latest?

F2A
Latest
Visa Bulletin Date:Jun 2020
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Jun 1, 2020
Movement:+4 weeks
For now a full year, F2A is 'current' for all countries of chargeability.

The readjustment that we have been expecting (and that the Visa Office alluded to earlier this year) has still not take place. All the better for Applicants. Applicants who can take advantage of the situation should (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).

It is a bit suprising how long this situation has lasted, but it might simply be because less than 5% of F2As go through Adjustment (95% go through Consular Processing where the 'flow' of applicants is still guided by the Welcome Letter, not the Filing Date of the Visa Bulletin).

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.


F2A
Last Six
Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Movement
Jun 2020Jun 1, 2020+4 weeks
May 2020May 1, 2020+4 weeks
Apr 2020Apr 1, 2020+4 weeks
Mar 2020Mar 1, 2020+4 weeks
Feb 2020Feb 1, 2020+4 weeks
Jan 2020Jan 1, 2020+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:

Filing Date
Movement
Status
May 1, 2020+8 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:

Jun 23, 2020


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