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
Oct 2022Nov 8, 1999
Nov 2022Nov 22, 1999
Dec 2022Dec 22, 1999
Jan 2023Jan 15, 2000
Feb 2023Feb 1, 2000
Mar 2023Feb 22, 2000
Apr 2023Mar 22, 2000
May 2023Apr 15, 2000
Jun 2023May 1, 2000
Jul 2023May 22, 2000
Aug 2023Jun 22, 2000
Sep 2023Jul 15, 2000
Oct 2023Aug 1, 2000
Nov 2023Aug 22, 2000
Dec 2023Sep 15, 2000
Jan 2024Oct 8, 2000
Feb 2024Nov 1, 2000
Mar 2024Nov 22, 2000
Apr 2024Dec 15, 2000
May 2024Jan 8, 2001
Jun 2024Feb 1, 2001
Jul 2024Feb 22, 2001
Aug 2024Mar 22, 2001
Sep 2024Apr 8, 2001
Oct 2024May 1, 2001
Nov 2024May 22, 2001
Dec 2024Jun 15, 2001
Jan 2025Jul 8, 2001
Feb 2025Aug 1, 2001
Mar 2025Aug 22, 2001
Apr 2025Sep 15, 2001
May 2025Oct 8, 2001
Jun 2025Nov 1, 2001
Jul 2025Nov 22, 2001
Aug 2025Dec 15, 2001
Sep 2025Jan 8, 2002

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:Oct 2022
Final Action Date:Mar 15, 2000
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
Oct 2022Mar 15, 2000None
Sep 2022Mar 15, 2000None
Aug 2022Mar 15, 2000None
Jul 2022Mar 15, 2000+6 weeks
Jun 2022Feb 1, 2000+4 weeks
May 2022Jan 1, 2000None

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
Dec 1, 2001None✔︎ 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:

Oct 15, 2022

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