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
Oct 2018Feb 15, 2005
Nov 2018Mar 22, 2005
Dec 2018Apr 22, 2005
Jan 2019May 22, 2005
Feb 2019Jun 22, 2005
Mar 2019Sep 22, 2005
Apr 2019Oct 15, 2005
May 2019Nov 15, 2005
Jun 2019Dec 15, 2005
Jul 2019Jan 8, 2006
Aug 2019Feb 8, 2006
Sep 2019Mar 8, 2006
Oct 2019Apr 1, 2006
Nov 2019Apr 22, 2006
Dec 2019May 22, 2006
Jan 2020Jun 22, 2006
Feb 2020Jul 22, 2006
Mar 2020Aug 15, 2006
Apr 2020Sep 15, 2006
May 2020Oct 15, 2006
Jun 2020Nov 8, 2006
Jul 2020Dec 8, 2006
Aug 2020Jan 1, 2007
Sep 2020Jan 22, 2007
Oct 2020Feb 22, 2007
Nov 2020Mar 22, 2007
Dec 2020Apr 22, 2007
Jan 2021May 22, 2007
Feb 2021Jun 15, 2007
Mar 2021Jul 15, 2007
Apr 2021Aug 8, 2007
May 2021Sep 8, 2007
Jun 2021Oct 8, 2007
Jul 2021Nov 1, 2007
Aug 2021Dec 1, 2007
Sep 2021Dec 22, 2007

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What is the latest?

F4
Latest
Visa Bulletin Date:Mar 2019
Chargeability:All Countries
Final Action Date:Sep 22, 2005
Movement:+13 weeks
With a 13-week advancement in March 2019, the shape of Fiscal Year 2019 is changing drastically for F4-All Countries. Not only does it look like we are definitely over the limited advancement we saw from October 2016 to around March 2018, but Fiscal Year 2019 is shaping up to be a very strong year.

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.


F4
Last Six
Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Movement
Mar 2019Sep 22, 2005+13 weeks
Feb 2019Jun 22, 2005+4 weeks
Jan 2019May 22, 2005+4 weeks
Dec 2018Apr 22, 2005+4 weeks
Nov 2018Mar 22, 2005+5 weeks
Oct 2018Feb 15, 2005+5 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
Jun 15, 2006+1 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days


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:

Mar 14, 2019