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 2021Nov 1, 2006
May 2021Nov 22, 2006
Jun 2021Dec 15, 2006
Jul 2021Jan 15, 2007
Aug 2021Feb 8, 2007
Sep 2021Mar 1, 2007
Oct 2021Mar 22, 2007
Nov 2021Apr 22, 2007
Dec 2021May 15, 2007
Jan 2022Jun 8, 2007
Feb 2022Jun 22, 2007
Mar 2022Jul 22, 2007
Apr 2022Aug 15, 2007
May 2022Sep 8, 2007
Jun 2022Oct 1, 2007
Jul 2022Oct 22, 2007
Aug 2022Nov 22, 2007
Sep 2022Dec 15, 2007
Oct 2022Jan 8, 2008
Nov 2022Feb 1, 2008
Dec 2022Feb 22, 2008
Jan 2023Mar 22, 2008
Feb 2023Apr 15, 2008
Mar 2023May 8, 2008
Apr 2023Jun 1, 2008
May 2023Jun 22, 2008
Jun 2023Jul 22, 2008
Jul 2023Aug 15, 2008
Aug 2023Sep 8, 2008
Sep 2023Oct 1, 2008
Oct 2023Oct 22, 2008
Nov 2023Nov 22, 2008
Dec 2023Dec 15, 2008
Jan 2024Jan 8, 2009
Feb 2024Feb 1, 2009
Mar 2024Feb 22, 2009

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Apr 2021
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Sep 22, 2006
Movement:+1 weeks
In Feb '20, F4 suffered a retrogression. The Visa Office said at the time that it was due to a 'dramatic increase' in the number of Documentarily Qualified (DQ) applications, and that they felt they had enough application for the entire Fiscal Year (so until September 2020). Considering that very few of these DQ applications ended up having an Interview, that backlog is still there. As a result, if there is any movement in Fiscal Year 2021, it should be very limited. That being said, F4 started moving forward in Jan 2020, and we have advancement in Feb 2020 as well. Also, the Feb 2020 Visa Bulletin indicates that potential monthly movement might be 'up to two weeks'.

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
Apr 2021Sep 22, 2006+1 weeks
Mar 2021Sep 22, 2006+1 weeks
Feb 2021Sep 22, 2006+1 weeks
Jan 2021Sep 22, 2006+2 weeks
Nov 2020Sep 22, 2006None
Oct 2020Sep 22, 2006None

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
Oct 1, 2007None✔︎ 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:

Apr 22, 2020

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