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 2022Oct 8, 1997
Nov 2022Oct 22, 1997
Dec 2022Nov 8, 1997
Jan 2023Nov 22, 1997
Feb 2023Dec 1, 1997
Mar 2023Dec 22, 1997
Apr 2023Jan 1, 1998
May 2023Jan 22, 1998
Jun 2023Feb 1, 1998
Jul 2023Feb 15, 1998
Aug 2023Mar 8, 1998
Sep 2023Mar 22, 1998
Oct 2023Apr 8, 1998
Nov 2023Apr 22, 1998
Dec 2023May 8, 1998
Jan 2024May 22, 1998
Feb 2024Jun 1, 1998
Mar 2024Jun 22, 1998
Apr 2024Jul 1, 1998
May 2024Jul 22, 1998
Jun 2024Aug 1, 1998
Jul 2024Aug 22, 1998
Aug 2024Sep 1, 1998
Sep 2024Sep 15, 1998
Oct 2024Oct 1, 1998
Nov 2024Oct 15, 1998
Dec 2024Nov 1, 1998
Jan 2025Nov 15, 1998
Feb 2025Dec 1, 1998
Mar 2025Dec 15, 1998
Apr 2025Jan 1, 1999
May 2025Jan 15, 1999
Jun 2025Feb 1, 1999
Jul 2025Feb 15, 1999
Aug 2025Mar 1, 1999
Sep 2025Mar 15, 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:Oct 2022
Final Action Date:Oct 15, 1997
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
Oct 2022Oct 15, 1997None
Sep 2022Oct 15, 1997None
Aug 2022Oct 15, 1997None
Jul 2022Oct 15, 1997+4 weeks
Jun 2022Sep 15, 1997None
May 2022Sep 15, 1997None

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
Apr 15, 2001None✔︎ 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 15, 2022

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