What does Immigration Planner predict?
Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F4 for 🇮🇳India.
Brothers and sisters (siblings) of U.S. Citizens.
F4, 🇮🇳India – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:
|Oct 2019||Oct 1, 2004|
|Nov 2019||Oct 15, 2004|
|Dec 2019||Nov 1, 2004|
|Jan 2020||Nov 22, 2004|
|Feb 2020||Dec 8, 2004|
|Mar 2020||Jan 1, 2005|
|Apr 2020||Jan 22, 2005|
|May 2020||Feb 8, 2005|
|Jun 2020||Feb 22, 2005|
|Jul 2020||Mar 22, 2005|
|Aug 2020||Apr 8, 2005|
|Sep 2020||Apr 22, 2005|
|Oct 2020||May 15, 2005|
|Nov 2020||Jun 8, 2005|
|Dec 2020||Jun 22, 2005|
|Jan 2021||Jul 15, 2005|
|Feb 2021||Aug 1, 2005|
|Mar 2021||Aug 22, 2005|
|Apr 2021||Sep 8, 2005|
|May 2021||Oct 1, 2005|
|Jun 2021||Oct 22, 2005|
|Jul 2021||Nov 8, 2005|
|Aug 2021||Nov 22, 2005|
|Sep 2021||Dec 15, 2005|
|Oct 2021||Jan 8, 2006|
|Nov 2021||Jan 22, 2006|
|Dec 2021||Feb 15, 2006|
|Jan 2022||Mar 8, 2006|
|Feb 2022||Mar 22, 2006|
|Mar 2022||Apr 15, 2006|
|Apr 2022||May 1, 2006|
|May 2022||May 22, 2006|
|Jun 2022||Jun 8, 2006|
|Jul 2022||Jul 1, 2006|
|Aug 2022||Jul 22, 2006|
|Sep 2022||Aug 8, 2006|
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What is the latest?
|Visa Bulletin Date:||Nov 2019|
|Final Action Date:||Oct 15, 2004|
There is no denying that Fiscal Year 2019 has been disappointing for F4 - India. It has been one of the worst years of the last 20 years, and it follows a below - average 2018 and a dismal 2017. Even if we have seen below average advancement since April 2018, we do not necessarily see meaningful improvement in the coming months as F4 - India is still trending above its 10-year historical line. The limited advancement in both October and November 2019 seems, unfortunately, to confirm this fear.
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.
Oct 15, 2004
|Oct 2019||Oct 1, 2004||+1 weeks|
|Sep 2019||Sep 22, 2004||+1 weeks|
|Aug 2019||Sep 15, 2004||+3 weeks|
|Jul 2019||Aug 22, 2004||+1 weeks|
|Jun 2019||Aug 15, 2004||+2 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:
|F4||Jun 15, 2005||+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-India 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 middle:
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:
Dec 12, 2019