F1-Mexico: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F1 for 🇲🇽Mexico.
Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults, but not married.

F1, Mexico – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Feb 2021Jan 22, 1998
Mar 2021Feb 8, 1998
Apr 2021Mar 1, 1998
May 2021Mar 22, 1998
Jun 2021Apr 8, 1998
Jul 2021May 1, 1998
Aug 2021May 22, 1998
Sep 2021Jun 8, 1998
Oct 2021Jul 1, 1998
Nov 2021Jul 22, 1998
Dec 2021Aug 8, 1998
Jan 2022Sep 1, 1998
Feb 2022Sep 15, 1998
Mar 2022Oct 8, 1998
Apr 2022Oct 22, 1998
May 2022Nov 15, 1998
Jun 2022Dec 8, 1998
Jul 2022Dec 22, 1998
Aug 2022Jan 15, 1999
Sep 2022Feb 8, 1999
Oct 2022Feb 22, 1999
Nov 2022Mar 22, 1999
Dec 2022Apr 8, 1999
Jan 2023Apr 22, 1999
Feb 2023May 15, 1999
Mar 2023Jun 8, 1999
Apr 2023Jun 22, 1999
May 2023Jul 15, 1999
Jun 2023Aug 8, 1999
Jul 2023Aug 22, 1999
Aug 2023Sep 15, 1999
Sep 2023Oct 8, 1999
Oct 2023Oct 22, 1999
Nov 2023Nov 15, 1999
Dec 2023Dec 8, 1999
Jan 2024Dec 22, 1999

Don’t see your Priority Date? Want to know when your Interview will take place? Get more details with Immigration Planner.

What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Feb 2021
Final Action Date:Jan 22, 1998
Movement:+1 weeks
The advancement of the second half of Fiscal Year 2020 was surprinsgly strong considering that Green Card issuance essentially stopped. In hindsight, it looks more like the Visa Office just could not bother adjusting its approach to a totally new situation. Anticipate stagnation in the months ahead.

See F1 for All Countries 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
Feb 2021Jan 22, 1998+1 weeks
Jan 2021Jan 15, 1998+1 weeks
Dec 2020Jan 8, 1998None
Nov 2020Jan 8, 1998None
Oct 2020Jan 8, 1998None
Sep 2020Jan 8, 1998+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
Mar 1, 2000+1 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F1-Mexico applicants to become ‘current’?

These are our predictions as to how long it will take for prior F1-Mexico applicants to see their Priority Dates become ‘current’:

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.

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. Fiscal Year 2019 was an obvious disappointment:

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:

Feb 19, 2020

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