F4-All Countries: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F4 for 🌐All Countries.
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F4, All Countries – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

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

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Sep 2019
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Nov 1, 2006
Movement:+4 weeks
Fiscal Year 2019 has been the best of the last 20 years for F4 - All Countries. The advancement picked up considerably in February 2019 and has been strong ever since. Because F4 - All Countries caught up with its 20-year historical trendline, we hope that any future retrogression, if any, will be limited- but check back for an updated analysis of this front.

Predictions for F4 IndiaMexico 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 2019Nov 1, 2006+4 weeks
Aug 2019Oct 1, 2006+15 weeks
Jul 2019Jun 15, 2006+10 weeks
Jun 2019Apr 1, 2006+6 weeks
May 2019Feb 15, 2006+6 weeks
Apr 2019Jan 1, 2006+14 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
Mar 8, 2007+11 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F4 applicants to become ‘current’?

This is how long it took for prior F4-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, …).

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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 in the bottom third, but after a very slow start:

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