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
Apr 2019Aug 8, 1997
May 2019Aug 8, 1997
Jun 2019Aug 8, 1997
Jul 2019Aug 1, 1996
Aug 2019Aug 1, 1996
Sep 2019Aug 1, 1996
Oct 2019Aug 22, 1996
Nov 2019Sep 15, 1996
Dec 2019Oct 15, 1996
Jan 2020Nov 8, 1996
Feb 2020Nov 22, 1996
Mar 2020Dec 22, 1996
Apr 2020Jan 15, 1997
May 2020Feb 8, 1997
Jun 2020Mar 8, 1997
Jul 2020Mar 22, 1997
Aug 2020Apr 22, 1997
Sep 2020May 15, 1997
Oct 2020Jun 8, 1997
Nov 2020Jul 8, 1997
Dec 2020Jul 22, 1997
Jan 2021Aug 22, 1997
Feb 2021Sep 15, 1997
Mar 2021Oct 8, 1997
Apr 2021Nov 1, 1997
May 2021Nov 22, 1997
Jun 2021Dec 22, 1997
Jul 2021Jan 15, 1998
Aug 2021Feb 8, 1998
Sep 2021Mar 1, 1998
Oct 2021Mar 22, 1998
Nov 2021Apr 22, 1998
Dec 2021May 15, 1998
Jan 2022Jun 8, 1998
Feb 2022Jul 1, 1998
Mar 2022Jul 22, 1998

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Sep 2019
Final Action Date:Aug 1, 1996
So after generating enough applications through aggressive advancement during Fiscal Year 2018, U.S. immigration agencies simply had enough applicants 'interview-ready' for the entirety of Fiscal Year 2019. We will have to wait for October 1st, 2019 and the new Fiscal Year for the technical retrogression of the last few months to hopefully disappear.

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
Sep 2019Aug 1, 1996None
Aug 2019Aug 1, 1996None
Jul 2019Aug 1, 1996-54 weeks
Jun 2019Aug 8, 1997None
May 2019Aug 8, 1997None
Apr 2019Aug 8, 1997+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
Nov 8, 1999+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 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 was the best of the last 20 years for F1-Mexico:

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

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