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 2021Dec 22, 1899
Nov 2021Jan 22, 1900
Dec 2021Feb 22, 1900
Jan 2022Mar 22, 1900
Feb 2022Apr 15, 1900
Mar 2022May 15, 1900
Apr 2022Jun 8, 1900
May 2022Jul 8, 1900
Jun 2022Aug 1, 1900
Jul 2022Sep 1, 1900
Aug 2022Sep 22, 1900
Sep 2022Oct 22, 1900
Oct 2022Nov 22, 1900
Nov 2022Dec 22, 1900
Dec 2022Jan 15, 1901
Jan 2023Feb 15, 1901
Feb 2023Mar 8, 1901
Mar 2023Apr 8, 1901
Apr 2023May 1, 1901
May 2023Jun 1, 1901
Jun 2023Jun 22, 1901
Jul 2023Jul 22, 1901
Aug 2023Aug 22, 1901
Sep 2023Sep 22, 1901
Oct 2023Oct 15, 1901
Nov 2023Nov 15, 1901
Dec 2023Dec 8, 1901
Jan 2024Jan 8, 1902
Feb 2024Feb 1, 1902
Mar 2024Mar 1, 1902
Apr 2024Mar 22, 1902
May 2024Apr 22, 1902
Jun 2024May 22, 1902
Jul 2024Jun 22, 1902
Aug 2024Jul 22, 1902
Sep 2024Aug 15, 1902

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:Sep 2021
Final Action Date:Mar 15, 2000
Movement:+2 weeks
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
Sep 2021Mar 15, 2000+2 weeks
Aug 2021Mar 1, 2000+4 weeks
Jul 2021Feb 1, 2000+20 weeks
Jun 2021Sep 8, 1999+3 weeks
May 2021Aug 15, 1999+3 weeks
Apr 2021Jul 22, 1999+1 weeks

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
Oct 1, 2000+7 weeks✔︎ 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? September 2021

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 22, 2021

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