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 2019Aug 8, 1997
Nov 2019Aug 8, 1997
Dec 2019Aug 8, 1997
Jan 2020Aug 8, 1997
Feb 2020Aug 22, 1997
Mar 2020Sep 15, 1997
Apr 2020Oct 8, 1997
May 2020Nov 1, 1997
Jun 2020Nov 22, 1997
Jul 2020Dec 15, 1997
Aug 2020Jan 8, 1998
Sep 2020Feb 1, 1998
Oct 2020Feb 22, 1998
Nov 2020Mar 22, 1998
Dec 2020Apr 15, 1998
Jan 2021May 8, 1998
Feb 2021Jun 1, 1998
Mar 2021Jun 22, 1998
Apr 2021Jul 22, 1998
May 2021Aug 15, 1998
Jun 2021Sep 1, 1998
Jul 2021Sep 22, 1998
Aug 2021Oct 22, 1998
Sep 2021Nov 15, 1998
Oct 2021Dec 8, 1998
Nov 2021Jan 1, 1999
Dec 2021Jan 22, 1999
Jan 2022Feb 22, 1999
Feb 2022Mar 15, 1999
Mar 2022Apr 8, 1999
Apr 2022Apr 22, 1999
May 2022May 22, 1999
Jun 2022Jun 15, 1999
Jul 2022Jul 8, 1999
Aug 2022Aug 1, 1999
Sep 2022Aug 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 2020
Final Action Date:Aug 22, 1997
Movement:+2 weeks
Finally a sign of life in February 2020. 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. It is good that the backlog has still not been fully digested.

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 2020Aug 22, 1997+2 weeks
Jan 2020Aug 8, 1997None
Dec 2019Aug 8, 1997None
Nov 2019Aug 8, 1997None
Oct 2019Aug 8, 1997+53 weeks
Sep 2019Aug 1, 1996None

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 15, 1999None✔︎ 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:

Jan 15, 2020

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