F3-All Countries: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F3 for 🌐All Countries.
Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults and married.

F3, All Countries – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Apr 2019Sep 22, 2006
May 2019Nov 8, 2006
Jun 2019Dec 22, 2006
Jul 2019Mar 8, 2007
Aug 2019Jun 22, 2007
Sep 2019Sep 1, 2007
Oct 2019Sep 22, 2007
Nov 2019Oct 15, 2007
Dec 2019Nov 15, 2007
Jan 2020Dec 8, 2007
Feb 2020Dec 22, 2007
Mar 2020Jan 22, 2008
Apr 2020Feb 15, 2008
May 2020Mar 15, 2008
Jun 2020Apr 8, 2008
Jul 2020Apr 22, 2008
Aug 2020May 22, 2008
Sep 2020Jun 15, 2008
Oct 2020Jul 8, 2008
Nov 2020Aug 1, 2008
Dec 2020Aug 22, 2008
Jan 2021Sep 22, 2008
Feb 2021Oct 15, 2008
Mar 2021Nov 8, 2008
Apr 2021Dec 1, 2008
May 2021Dec 22, 2008
Jun 2021Jan 22, 2009
Jul 2021Feb 15, 2009
Aug 2021Mar 8, 2009
Sep 2021Apr 1, 2009
Oct 2021Apr 22, 2009
Nov 2021May 22, 2009
Dec 2021Jun 15, 2009
Jan 2022Jul 8, 2009
Feb 2022Aug 1, 2009
Mar 2022Aug 22, 2009

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Sep 2019
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Sep 1, 2007
Movement:+10 weeks
We have to go all the way back to 2007 to find a year that has been as good for F2B - All Countries, as FY2019 has been. We were wrong to expect a technical retrogression in September 2019, but we are certainly worried about one in October 2019. Come back soon for an update on that front.

See here for F3 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
Sep 2019Sep 1, 2007+10 weeks
Aug 2019Jun 22, 2007+15 weeks
Jul 2019Mar 8, 2007+10 weeks
Jun 2019Dec 22, 2006+6 weeks
May 2019Nov 8, 2006+6 weeks
Apr 2019Sep 22, 2006+2 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
Jan 22, 2008+4 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F3 applicants to become ‘current’?

This is how long it took for prior F3-All Countries applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:

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 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 was one of the best:

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:

Sep 12, 2019

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