F2A-Mexico: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F2A for 🇲🇽Mexico.
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F2A, Mexico – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Oct 2022Oct 1, 2022
Nov 2022Nov 1, 2022
Dec 2022Dec 1, 2022
Jan 2023Jan 1, 2023
Feb 2023Feb 1, 2023
Mar 2023Mar 1, 2023
Apr 2023Apr 1, 2023
May 2023May 1, 2023
Jun 2023Jun 1, 2023
Jul 2023Jul 1, 2023
Aug 2023Aug 1, 2023
Sep 2023Sep 1, 2023
Oct 2023Oct 1, 2023
Nov 2023Nov 1, 2023
Dec 2023Dec 1, 2023
Jan 2024Jan 1, 2024
Feb 2024Feb 1, 2024
Mar 2024Mar 1, 2024
Apr 2024Apr 1, 2024
May 2024May 1, 2024
Jun 2024Jun 1, 2024
Jul 2024Jul 1, 2024
Aug 2024Aug 1, 2024
Sep 2024Sep 1, 2024
Oct 2024Oct 1, 2024
Nov 2024Nov 1, 2024
Dec 2024Dec 1, 2024
Jan 2025Jan 1, 2025
Feb 2025Feb 1, 2025
Mar 2025Mar 1, 2025
Apr 2025Apr 1, 2025
May 2025May 1, 2025
Jun 2025Jun 1, 2025
Jul 2025Jul 1, 2025
Aug 2025Aug 1, 2025
Sep 2025Sep 1, 2025

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Oct 2022
Final Action Date:Apr 22, 2019
F2A has been 'current' since July 2019 and the only question is when it is going to end-- if ever. Up until August 2022, there was no indication that it would, but then F2A-Mexico retrogressed dramatically. October 2022 confirmed the hypothesis that the retrogression for Mexico was simply a way to keep overall Mexico numbers under the country limit, and had nothing to do with F2A.

Another good news is the strong issuance of consular F2As, which are only 10% down from pre-pandemic levels in FY2022. F2A interviews are clearly prioritized over other preferences.

See F2A 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 2022Apr 22, 2019None
Sep 2022Apr 22, 2019None
Aug 2022Apr 22, 2019-166 weeks
Jul 2022Jul 1, 2022+4 weeks
Jun 2022Jun 1, 2022+4 weeks
May 2022May 1, 2022+4 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
Oct 1, 2022+4 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F2A-Mexico applicants to become ‘current’?

This is how long it took for prior F2A-Mexico applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:

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 below the average of the last 20 years for F2A-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:

Oct 15, 2022

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