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
Oct 2018Jun 15, 2006
Nov 2018Jul 8, 2006
Dec 2018Aug 1, 2006
Jan 2019Aug 15, 2006
Feb 2019Aug 22, 2006
Mar 2019Sep 8, 2006
Apr 2019Sep 22, 2006
May 2019Oct 22, 2006
Jun 2019Nov 15, 2006
Jul 2019Dec 1, 2006
Aug 2019Dec 22, 2006
Sep 2019Jan 15, 2007
Oct 2019Feb 8, 2007
Nov 2019Mar 1, 2007
Dec 2019Mar 22, 2007
Jan 2020Apr 15, 2007
Feb 2020May 8, 2007
Mar 2020Jun 1, 2007
Apr 2020Jun 22, 2007
May 2020Jul 15, 2007
Jun 2020Aug 8, 2007
Jul 2020Aug 22, 2007
Aug 2020Sep 22, 2007
Sep 2020Oct 8, 2007
Oct 2020Nov 1, 2007
Nov 2020Nov 22, 2007
Dec 2020Dec 15, 2007
Jan 2021Jan 8, 2008
Feb 2021Jan 22, 2008
Mar 2021Feb 22, 2008
Apr 2021Mar 15, 2008
May 2021Apr 8, 2008
Jun 2021Apr 22, 2008
Jul 2021May 22, 2008
Aug 2021Jun 8, 2008
Sep 2021Jul 1, 2008

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What is the latest?

F3
Latest
Visa Bulletin Date:Mar 2019
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Sep 8, 2006
Movement:+2 weeks
March 2019 is in line with our predictions with a 3-week advancement for F3-All Countries. The two-month streak of below expectations months (Jan 2019 and Feb 2019 with 1-week and 2-week advancements) is broken. F3 remains strong after a very strong Fiscal Year 2018 and a solid start of Fiscal Year 2019.

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.


F3
Last Six
Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Movement
Mar 2019Sep 8, 2006+2 weeks
Feb 2019Aug 22, 2006+1 weeks
Jan 2019Aug 15, 2006+2 weeks
Dec 2018Aug 1, 2006+3 weeks
Nov 2018Jul 8, 2006+3 weeks
Oct 2018Jun 15, 2006+6 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
Feb 1, 2007+4 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days


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:

Mar 14, 2019


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