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 2019Sep 15, 2007
Nov 2019Oct 15, 2007
Dec 2019Nov 8, 2007
Jan 2020Nov 15, 2007
Feb 2020Nov 22, 2007
Mar 2020Dec 15, 2007
Apr 2020Jan 8, 2008
May 2020Feb 15, 2008
Jun 2020Mar 15, 2008
Jul 2020Apr 15, 2008
Aug 2020May 15, 2008
Sep 2020Jun 15, 2008
Oct 2020Jul 22, 2008
Nov 2020Aug 22, 2008
Dec 2020Sep 22, 2008
Jan 2021Oct 22, 2008
Feb 2021Nov 22, 2008
Mar 2021Dec 22, 2008
Apr 2021Jan 22, 2009
May 2021Feb 22, 2009
Jun 2021Mar 22, 2009
Jul 2021Apr 22, 2009
Aug 2021May 22, 2009
Sep 2021Jun 22, 2009
Oct 2021Jul 22, 2009
Nov 2021Aug 22, 2009
Dec 2021Sep 22, 2009
Jan 2022Oct 22, 2009
Feb 2022Nov 22, 2009
Mar 2022Dec 22, 2009
Apr 2022Jan 22, 2010
May 2022Mar 1, 2010
Jun 2022Apr 1, 2010
Jul 2022May 1, 2010
Aug 2022Jun 8, 2010
Sep 2022Jul 8, 2010

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Mar 2020
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Dec 15, 2007
Movement:+3 weeks
The advancement of F3 will be slower in the coming months. The Visa Office indicated as part of the January VB that the short-term movement was going to be '1 to 3 weeks' (from 'up to a month' earlier), and the last few months confirmed the trend. It makes sense because Fiscal Year 2019 was the best of the last 12 years, and F3 is now above its historical trends.

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
Mar 2020Dec 15, 2007+3 weeks
Feb 2020Nov 22, 2007+1 weeks
Jan 2020Nov 15, 2007+1 weeks
Dec 2019Nov 8, 2007+3 weeks
Nov 2019Oct 15, 2007+4 weeks
Oct 2019Sep 15, 2007+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
Aug 15, 2008+3 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 initiated 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. Thanks to a strong push at the end of the year, it was a great year, significantly above the average of the last 20 years:

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 17, 2020

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