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
Nov 2020Mar 8, 2005
Dec 2020Mar 8, 2005
Jan 2021Mar 22, 2005
Feb 2021Apr 15, 2005
Mar 2021May 1, 2005
Apr 2021May 22, 2005
May 2021Jun 8, 2005
Jun 2021Jun 22, 2005
Jul 2021Jul 15, 2005
Aug 2021Aug 1, 2005
Sep 2021Aug 22, 2005
Oct 2021Sep 8, 2005
Nov 2021Oct 1, 2005
Dec 2021Oct 22, 2005
Jan 2022Nov 8, 2005
Feb 2022Nov 22, 2005
Mar 2022Dec 15, 2005
Apr 2022Jan 1, 2006
May 2022Jan 22, 2006
Jun 2022Feb 8, 2006
Jul 2022Feb 22, 2006
Aug 2022Mar 22, 2006
Sep 2022Apr 8, 2006
Oct 2022Apr 22, 2006
Nov 2022May 15, 2006
Dec 2022Jun 1, 2006
Jan 2023Jun 22, 2006
Feb 2023Jul 8, 2006
Mar 2023Jul 22, 2006
Apr 2023Aug 15, 2006
May 2023Sep 1, 2006
Jun 2023Sep 22, 2006
Jul 2023Oct 15, 2006
Aug 2023Nov 1, 2006
Sep 2023Nov 22, 2006
Oct 2023Dec 8, 2006

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Nov 2020
Final Action Date:Mar 8, 2005
What goes for F4-All Countries generally goes for F4-India. 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.

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
Nov 2020
Mar 8, 2005
Oct 2020Mar 8, 2005None
Sep 2020Mar 8, 2005+2 weeks
Aug 2020Feb 22, 2005+2 weeks
Jul 2020Feb 8, 2005+2 weeks
Jun 2020Jan 22, 2005+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:

Filing Date
F4Nov 22, 2005NoneYes, 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:

Nov 19, 2020

Form I-485 Adjustment of Status.