F2B-Mexico: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F2B for 🇲🇽Mexico.
Children of Green Card holders who are adults, but not married.

F2B, Mexico – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Oct 2022Mar 22, 2001
Nov 2022Apr 22, 2001
Dec 2022May 22, 2001
Jan 2023Jun 22, 2001
Feb 2023Jul 15, 2001
Mar 2023Aug 15, 2001
Apr 2023Sep 15, 2001
May 2023Oct 15, 2001
Jun 2023Nov 15, 2001
Jul 2023Dec 15, 2001
Aug 2023Jan 8, 2002
Sep 2023Feb 8, 2002
Oct 2023Mar 8, 2002
Nov 2023Apr 8, 2002
Dec 2023May 8, 2002
Jan 2024Jun 8, 2002
Feb 2024Jul 8, 2002
Mar 2024Aug 1, 2002
Apr 2024Sep 1, 2002
May 2024Oct 1, 2002
Jun 2024Oct 22, 2002
Jul 2024Nov 22, 2002
Aug 2024Dec 22, 2002
Sep 2024Jan 22, 2003
Oct 2024Feb 22, 2003
Nov 2024Mar 22, 2003
Dec 2024Apr 22, 2003
Jan 2025May 22, 2003
Feb 2025Jun 22, 2003
Mar 2025Jul 22, 2003
Apr 2025Aug 22, 2003
May 2025Sep 15, 2003
Jun 2025Oct 15, 2003
Jul 2025Nov 15, 2003
Aug 2025Dec 15, 2003
Sep 2025Jan 15, 2004

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:Apr 1, 2001
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. We anticipated stagnation, but we have seen positive movement for two consecutive months now.

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 1, 2001None
Sep 2022Apr 1, 2001None
Aug 2022Apr 1, 2001None
Jul 2022Apr 1, 2001+8 weeks
Jun 2022Feb 1, 2001+4 weeks
May 2022Jan 1, 2001None

For other F2B areas see All Countries and the Philippines.

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
Aug 8, 2001None✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F2B-Mexico applicants to become ‘current’?

This is how long it took for prior F2B-Mexico applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:

If you can, should you ‘opt-out’ of F1 right now?

When sponsors who were Green Card holders become U.S. Citizen, their over-21-year-old unmarried children are moved from F2B to F1. But these applicants can also ‘opt-out’ from F1 and stay in F2B. Should they? That is what we are trying to help applicants determine here:

Does F1 have an advantage over F2B?#VALUE!
Should applicants 'opt-out' of F1?#VALUE!
Where is F1 compared to F2B (in Months)?#VALUE!
Last update? October 2022

This is how F1 compared to F2B historically, and 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 one of the best of the last 20 years for F2B-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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