F4-India: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F4 for 🇮🇳India.
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F4, 🇮🇳India – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Apr 2019Jul 15, 2004
May 2019Aug 1, 2004
Jun 2019Aug 15, 2004
Jul 2019Aug 22, 2004
Aug 2019Sep 15, 2004
Sep 2019Sep 22, 2004
Oct 2019Oct 8, 2004
Nov 2019Oct 22, 2004
Dec 2019Nov 22, 2004
Jan 2020Dec 8, 2004
Feb 2020Dec 22, 2004
Mar 2020Jan 15, 2005
Apr 2020Feb 8, 2005
May 2020Feb 22, 2005
Jun 2020Mar 15, 2005
Jul 2020Apr 8, 2005
Aug 2020Apr 22, 2005
Sep 2020May 15, 2005
Oct 2020Jun 1, 2005
Nov 2020Jun 22, 2005
Dec 2020Jul 15, 2005
Jan 2021Aug 1, 2005
Feb 2021Aug 22, 2005
Mar 2021Sep 8, 2005
Apr 2021Sep 22, 2005
May 2021Oct 22, 2005
Jun 2021Nov 8, 2005
Jul 2021Nov 22, 2005
Aug 2021Dec 15, 2005
Sep 2021Jan 8, 2006
Oct 2021Jan 22, 2006
Nov 2021Feb 15, 2006
Dec 2021Mar 8, 2006
Jan 2022Mar 22, 2006
Feb 2022Apr 15, 2006
Mar 2022May 1, 2006

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Sep 2019
Final Action Date:Sep 22, 2004
Movement:+1 weeks
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- but check back in the coming weeks for an updated analysis of this particular topic.

Predictions for F4 All CountriesMexico 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
Sep 2019Sep 22, 2004+1 weeks
Aug 2019Sep 15, 2004+3 weeks
Jul 2019Aug 22, 2004+1 weeks
Jun 2019Aug 15, 2004+2 weeks
May 2019Aug 1, 2004+2 weeks
Apr 2019Jul 15, 2004+1 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
F4May 22, 2005+1 weeksYes, 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:

Sep 12, 2019

Form I-485 Adjustment of Status.