Mexico – Latest Visa Bulletin

What is Visa Bulletin – 🇲🇽Mexico about?
Analysis of the latest Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. State Department for Family Green Card Applicants who were born in Mexico.

Latest Visa Bulletin

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico Visa Bulletin for March 2019

F1Aug 1, 1997NoneFor the 8th month in a row, there was no advancement for F1-Mexico in March 2019. This seems to be a confirmation that the significant advancement we saw in Fiscal Year 2018 (the best year of the last 20 years by quite a margin) created a significant 'inventory' of applications to be processed.F1Predictions
F2ADec 15, 2016+4 weeksWith a 4-week advancement, March 2019 is in line with our predictions. Solid F2A-Mexico so far.F2A Predictions
F2BSep 22, 1997+8 weeksFebruary and March 2019 completely the shape of Fiscal Year 2019 for F2B-Mexico with an 8-week advancement following a 6-week advancement. So we are back on solid ground, more in line with the solid advancement we saw from June to November 2018.F2B Predictions
F3Jan 15, 1996+3 weeksMarch 2019 is finally breaking the 5-month streak of no advancement for F3-Mexico. Is it the sign that USCIS finally worked through the 'inventory' of applications to be processed it built during a strong Fiscal Year 2018? We certainly hope so, but we will need to see confirmation in April 2019...F3 Predictions
F4Feb 8, 1998NoneFor the 4th consecutive month, there was no advancement in March 2019 for F4-Mexico. This follows a quite disappointing beginning of Fiscal Year 2019 (+2-week and +1-week in October and November 2018) and a weak Fiscal Year 2018. When will things finally turn around?F4 Predictions

For other areas see All Countries, and the Philippines.

What about F1? (Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults, but not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico, F1 - March 2019

F1Aug 1, 1997NoneFor the 8th month in a row, there was no advancement for F1-Mexico in March 2019. This seems to be a confirmation that the significant advancement we saw in Fiscal Year 2018 (the best year of the last 20 years by quite a margin) created a significant 'inventory' of applications to be processed.F1Predictions

This is an overview of our F1 predictions (see our 3-year predictions).


What about F2A? (Spouses of Green Card holders, or young Children of Green Card holders who are not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico, F2A - March 2019

F2ADec 15, 2016+4 weeksWith a 4-week advancement, March 2019 is in line with our predictions. Solid F2A-Mexico so far.F2A Predictions

This is an overview of our F2A predictions (see our 3-year predictions).


What about F2B? (Children of Green Card holders who are adults, but not married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico, F2B - March 2019

F2BSep 22, 1997+8 weeksFebruary and March 2019 completely the shape of Fiscal Year 2019 for F2B-Mexico with an 8-week advancement following a 6-week advancement. So we are back on solid ground, more in line with the solid advancement we saw from June to November 2018.F2B Predictions

This is an overview of our F2B predictions (see our 3-year predictions).


What about F3? (Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults and married)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico, F3 - March 2019

F3Jan 15, 1996+3 weeksMarch 2019 is finally breaking the 5-month streak of no advancement for F3-Mexico. Is it the sign that USCIS finally worked through the 'inventory' of applications to be processed it built during a strong Fiscal Year 2018? We certainly hope so, but we will need to see confirmation in April 2019...F3 Predictions

This is an overview of our F3 predictions (see our 3-year predictions).


What about F4? (Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Citizens)

Preference
Final Action
Movement
Remark

🇲🇽Mexico, F4 - March 2019

F4Feb 8, 1998NoneFor the 4th consecutive month, there was no advancement in March 2019 for F4-Mexico. This follows a quite disappointing beginning of Fiscal Year 2019 (+2-week and +1-week in October and November 2018) and a weak Fiscal Year 2018. When will things finally turn around?F4 Predictions

This is an overview of our F4 predictions (see our 3-year predictions).


If I am going through Adjustment of Status, can I use the Filing Date?

It is generally not easy for applicants from Mexico (except F2A) to use the ‘Filing Date’ of the Visa Bulletin because of how long they need to maintain legal status in the United States before they can file their Form I-485. Here is the latest:

Preference
Filing Date
Movement
Status
F1Sep 22, 1999NoneUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F2ADec 8, 2017+1 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F2BFeb 8, 1998+17 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F3Jun 8, 2000NoneUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days
F4November 8, 1998+1 weeksUSCIS has not decided yet. Check back in a few days

When will the Interview be scheduled?

The process of scheduling the interview is initiated 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, …).

The month when the applicant’s Priority Date is current, U.S. Immigration agencies look for an available Interview slot in the month after next (if the applicant’s priority date becomes current in January, then they will start looking for slots in March). How long applicants wait depend on how busy the U.S. Consulate or USCIS Field office is.

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