What does Immigration Planner predict?
Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F4 for 🌐All Countries.
Brothers and sisters (siblings) of U.S. Citizens.
F4, All Countries – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:
|Aug 2020||Sep 8, 2006|
|Sep 2020||Oct 1, 2006|
|Oct 2020||Oct 22, 2006|
|Nov 2020||Nov 22, 2006|
|Dec 2020||Dec 15, 2006|
|Jan 2021||Jan 15, 2007|
|Feb 2021||Feb 1, 2007|
|Mar 2021||Mar 1, 2007|
|Apr 2021||Mar 22, 2007|
|May 2021||Apr 22, 2007|
|Jun 2021||May 15, 2007|
|Jul 2021||Jun 15, 2007|
|Aug 2021||Jul 8, 2007|
|Sep 2021||Aug 1, 2007|
|Oct 2021||Aug 22, 2007|
|Nov 2021||Sep 22, 2007|
|Dec 2021||Oct 15, 2007|
|Jan 2022||Nov 15, 2007|
|Feb 2022||Dec 8, 2007|
|Mar 2022||Jan 1, 2008|
|Apr 2022||Jan 22, 2008|
|May 2022||Feb 22, 2008|
|Jun 2022||Mar 15, 2008|
|Jul 2022||Apr 8, 2008|
|Aug 2022||May 8, 2008|
|Sep 2022||Jun 1, 2008|
|Oct 2022||Jun 22, 2008|
|Nov 2022||Jul 22, 2008|
|Dec 2022||Aug 15, 2008|
|Jan 2023||Sep 8, 2008|
|Feb 2023||Oct 1, 2008|
|Mar 2023||Oct 22, 2008|
|Apr 2023||Nov 22, 2008|
|May 2023||Dec 22, 2008|
|Jun 2023||Jan 15, 2009|
|Jul 2023||Feb 8, 2009|
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What is the latest?
|Visa Bulletin Date:||Aug 2020|
|Final Action Date:||Sep 8, 2006|
There has been positive movement in the May - August 2020 period, and that is a bit of a surprise.
The assumption was that, after the retrogression of February, there would not be any advancement before October 2020. The Visa Office itself was saying so, talking about a 'dramatic increase' in F4 applications in recent months to explain the retrogression and imply that, because advancement picked up considerably since February 2019, they had enough Documentarily Qualified applicants to reach the Annual Numerical limits for F4.
So why the positive advancement? It feels more and more like a 'technical' adjustment, and we are wondering if the advancement of the date has any real impact on applicants.
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.
|Aug 2020||Sep 8, 2006||+2 weeks|
|Jul 2020||Aug 22, 2006||+2 weeks|
|Jun 2020||Aug 8, 2006||+2 weeks|
|May 2020||Jul 22, 2006||+3 weeks|
|Apr 2020||Jul 1, 2006||None|
|Mar 2020||Jul 1, 2006||None|
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:
|Sep 1, 2007||+2 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, …).
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. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly the case here. After a pedestrian start of the year, F4-All Countries just skyrocketed into one of its best years ever:
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:
Aug 20, 2020
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