What does Immigration Planner predict?
Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F2B for 🌐All Countries.
Children of Green Card holders who are adults, but not married.
What is the latest?
|Visa Bulletin Date:||Mar 2019|
|Final Action Date:||Aug 1, 2012|
March 2019 saw an unpredictable 13-week advancement for F2B-All Countries. Does that mean that USCIS has been unable to build an 'inventory' of applications last year (Fiscal Year 2018 was very strong) and this year (Fiscal Year 2019 has been strong so far)? That is what it looks like. But it also means that they might 'overreach' and we might have a future of prolonged periods of no-advancement, or worse retrogressions.
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||Aug 1, 2012||+13 weeks|
|Feb 2019||May 1, 2012||+6 weeks|
|Jan 2019||Mar 15, 2012||+4 weeks|
|Dec 2018||Feb 15, 2012||+6 weeks|
|Nov 2018||Jan 1, 2012||+5 weeks|
|October 2018||Nov 22, 2011||+3 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:
|Jun 22, 2014||None||USCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days|
Historically, how long did it take for F2B applicants to become ‘current’?
This is how long it took for prior F2B-All Countries applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:
Should you stay in F2B by ‘opting out’ of F1?
When sponsors who were Green Card holders become U.S. Citizen, their over-21-year-old unmarried children are moved from F2B to F1. But these applicants can also ‘opt-out’ from F1 and stay in F2B. Should they? That is what we are trying to help applicants determine here:
|Does F1 have an advantage over F2B?||No|
|Should applicants 'opt-out' of F1?||Yes|
|Where is F1 compared to F2B (in Months)?||-9.5|
|Last update?||March 2019|
This is how F1 compared to F2B historically, and 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 slightly better than average. This certainly was much better than what anyone could have predicted after such a difficult start of the Fiscal Year:
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