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
Apr 2019Feb 8, 1996
May 2019Feb 15, 1996
Jun 2019Feb 22, 1996
Jul 2019Jul 1, 1995
Aug 2019Dec 1, 1995
Sep 2019Dec 8, 1995
Oct 2019Dec 22, 1995
Nov 2019Jan 1, 1996
Dec 2019Jan 15, 1996
Jan 2020Jan 22, 1996
Feb 2020Feb 8, 1996
Mar 2020Feb 22, 1996
Apr 2020Mar 1, 1996
May 2020Mar 15, 1996
Jun 2020Mar 22, 1996
Jul 2020Apr 8, 1996
Aug 2020Apr 22, 1996
Sep 2020May 1, 1996
Oct 2020May 15, 1996
Nov 2020May 22, 1996
Dec 2020Jun 8, 1996
Jan 2021Jun 15, 1996
Feb 2021Jun 22, 1996
Mar 2021Jul 8, 1996
Apr 2021Jul 22, 1996
May 2021Aug 1, 1996
Jun 2021Aug 15, 1996
Jul 2021Aug 22, 1996
Aug 2021Sep 8, 1996
Sep 2021Sep 22, 1996
Oct 2021Oct 1, 1996
Nov 2021Oct 15, 1996
Dec 2021Oct 22, 1996
Jan 2022Nov 8, 1996
Feb 2022Nov 15, 1996
Mar 2022Nov 22, 1996

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Aug 2019
Final Action Date:Dec 1, 1995
Movement:+21 weeks
We thought the advancement of Fiscal Year 2018 created enough applications that are 'interview-ready' for the annual numerical limits to be reached. And that the focus of U.S. immigration agencies was actually to limit the number of interviews. So August 2019 is a big suprise. If you think this does not make sense, you are not the only one.

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
Aug 2019Dec 1, 1995+21 weeks
Jul 2019Jul 1, 1995-34 weeks
Jun 2019Feb 22, 1996+1 weeks
May 2019Feb 15, 1996+1 weeks
Apr 2019Feb 8, 1996+3 weeks
Mar 2019Jan 15, 1996+3 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
Jul 15, 2000+1 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

Historically, how long did it take for F3-Mexico applicants to become ‘current’?

This is our prediction of how long it will take for prior F3-Mexico applicants to have their priority date become current:

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:

Aug 13, 2019

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