F3-Mexico: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F3 for 🇲🇽All Countries.
Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults and married.

F3, Mexico – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Oct 2021Jan 22, 1997
Nov 2021Feb 1, 1997
Dec 2021Feb 15, 1997
Jan 2022Mar 1, 1997
Feb 2022Mar 15, 1997
Mar 2022Mar 22, 1997
Apr 2022Apr 8, 1997
May 2022Apr 22, 1997
Jun 2022May 1, 1997
Jul 2022May 15, 1997
Aug 2022May 22, 1997
Sep 2022Jun 8, 1997
Oct 2022Jun 22, 1997
Nov 2022Jul 1, 1997
Dec 2022Jul 15, 1997
Jan 2023Jul 22, 1997
Feb 2023Aug 8, 1997
Mar 2023Aug 22, 1997
Apr 2023Sep 8, 1997
May 2023Sep 15, 1997
Jun 2023Oct 1, 1997
Jul 2023Oct 15, 1997
Aug 2023Oct 22, 1997
Sep 2023Nov 8, 1997
Oct 2023Nov 22, 1997
Nov 2023Dec 1, 1997
Dec 2023Dec 15, 1997
Jan 2024Dec 22, 1997
Feb 2024Jan 8, 1998
Mar 2024Jan 22, 1998
Apr 2024Feb 1, 1998
May 2024Feb 15, 1998
Jun 2024Mar 1, 1998
Jul 2024Mar 15, 1998
Aug 2024Mar 22, 1998
Sep 2024Apr 8, 1998

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:Aug 1, 1996
Movement:+3 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. Anticipate stagnation in the months ahead.

See F3 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 2021Aug 1, 1996+3 weeks
Aug 2021Aug 1, 1996+6 weeks
Jul 2021Aug 1, 1996+16 weeks
Jun 2021Aug 1, 1996+4 weeks
May 2021Aug 1, 1996+2 weeks
Apr 2021Aug 1, 1996+2 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
Sep 8, 2000None✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

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 F3-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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