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:
|Apr 2021||Nov 1, 2006|
|May 2021||Nov 22, 2006|
|Jun 2021||Dec 15, 2006|
|Jul 2021||Jan 15, 2007|
|Aug 2021||Feb 8, 2007|
|Sep 2021||Mar 1, 2007|
|Oct 2021||Mar 22, 2007|
|Nov 2021||Apr 22, 2007|
|Dec 2021||May 15, 2007|
|Jan 2022||Jun 8, 2007|
|Feb 2022||Jun 22, 2007|
|Mar 2022||Jul 22, 2007|
|Apr 2022||Aug 15, 2007|
|May 2022||Sep 8, 2007|
|Jun 2022||Oct 1, 2007|
|Jul 2022||Oct 22, 2007|
|Aug 2022||Nov 22, 2007|
|Sep 2022||Dec 15, 2007|
|Oct 2022||Jan 8, 2008|
|Nov 2022||Feb 1, 2008|
|Dec 2022||Feb 22, 2008|
|Jan 2023||Mar 22, 2008|
|Feb 2023||Apr 15, 2008|
|Mar 2023||May 8, 2008|
|Apr 2023||Jun 1, 2008|
|May 2023||Jun 22, 2008|
|Jun 2023||Jul 22, 2008|
|Jul 2023||Aug 15, 2008|
|Aug 2023||Sep 8, 2008|
|Sep 2023||Oct 1, 2008|
|Oct 2023||Oct 22, 2008|
|Nov 2023||Nov 22, 2008|
|Dec 2023||Dec 15, 2008|
|Jan 2024||Jan 8, 2009|
|Feb 2024||Feb 1, 2009|
|Mar 2024||Feb 22, 2009|
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What is the latest?
|Visa Bulletin Date:||Apr 2021|
|Final Action Date:||Sep 22, 2006|
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'.
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.
|Apr 2021||Sep 22, 2006||+1 weeks|
|Mar 2021||Sep 22, 2006||+1 weeks|
|Feb 2021||Sep 22, 2006||+1 weeks|
|Jan 2021||Sep 22, 2006||+2 weeks|
|Nov 2020||Sep 22, 2006||None|
|Oct 2020||Sep 22, 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:
|Oct 1, 2007||None||✔︎ 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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