F4-Mexico: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F4 for 🇲🇽Mexico.
Brothers and sisters (siblings) of U.S. Citizens.

F4, Mexico – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Oct 2022Aug 1, 1999
Nov 2022Aug 15, 1999
Dec 2022Sep 1, 1999
Jan 2023Sep 15, 1999
Feb 2023Sep 22, 1999
Mar 2023Oct 8, 1999
Apr 2023Oct 22, 1999
May 2023Nov 1, 1999
Jun 2023Nov 15, 1999
Jul 2023Dec 1, 1999
Aug 2023Dec 15, 1999
Sep 2023Dec 22, 1999
Oct 2023Jan 8, 2000
Nov 2023Jan 22, 2000
Dec 2023Feb 8, 2000
Jan 2024Feb 15, 2000
Feb 2024Mar 1, 2000
Mar 2024Mar 15, 2000
Apr 2024Mar 22, 2000
May 2024Apr 8, 2000
Jun 2024Apr 22, 2000
Jul 2024May 8, 2000
Aug 2024May 22, 2000
Sep 2024Jun 1, 2000
Oct 2024Jun 15, 2000
Nov 2024Jun 22, 2000
Dec 2024Jul 15, 2000
Jan 2025Jul 22, 2000
Feb 2025Aug 8, 2000
Mar 2025Aug 22, 2000
Apr 2025Sep 1, 2000
May 2025Sep 15, 2000
Jun 2025Sep 22, 2000
Jul 2025Oct 15, 2000
Aug 2025Oct 22, 2000
Sep 2025Nov 8, 2000

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:Jun 1, 2000
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 F4 for All CountriesIndia 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 2022Jun 1, 2000None
Sep 2022Jun 1, 2000None
Aug 2022Jun 1, 2000None
Jul 2022Jun 1, 2000+13 weeks
Jun 2022Mar 1, 2000+8 weeks
May 2022Jan 1, 2000None

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
Feb 22, 2006None✔︎ 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 below the average of the last 20 years for F4-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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