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 2019Dec 15, 1997
Nov 2019Dec 15, 1997
Dec 2019Dec 15, 1997
Jan 2020Jan 8, 1998
Feb 2020Jan 15, 1998
Mar 2020Feb 15, 1998
Apr 2020Mar 15, 1998
May 2020Mar 22, 1998
Jun 2020Apr 8, 1998
Jul 2020Apr 22, 1998
Aug 2020May 8, 1998
Sep 2020May 22, 1998
Oct 2020Jun 8, 1998
Nov 2020Jun 22, 1998
Dec 2020Jul 1, 1998
Jan 2021Jul 15, 1998
Feb 2021Jul 22, 1998
Mar 2021Aug 15, 1998
Apr 2021Aug 22, 1998
May 2021Sep 8, 1998
Jun 2021Sep 22, 1998
Jul 2021Oct 8, 1998
Aug 2021Oct 22, 1998
Sep 2021Nov 1, 1998
Oct 2021Nov 15, 1998
Nov 2021Dec 1, 1998
Dec 2021Dec 15, 1998
Jan 2022Dec 22, 1998
Feb 2022Jan 15, 1999
Mar 2022Jan 22, 1999
Apr 2022Feb 8, 1999
May 2022Feb 22, 1999
Jun 2022Mar 8, 1999
Jul 2022Mar 22, 1999
Aug 2022Apr 8, 1999
Sep 2022Apr 22, 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:Apr 2020
Final Action Date:Mar 15, 1998
Movement:+4 weeks
The rate of advancement has been progressing in March and April, which is great news. 1) The 'technical retrogression' from July to September 2019 is over; 2) The 'backlog' of applications might be fully processed; 3) F4-Mex has been slower these last 10 years, and is due for a bit of a rebound.

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
Apr 2020Mar 15, 1998+4 weeks
Mar 2020Feb 15, 1998+4 weeks
Feb 2020Jan 15, 1998+1 weeks
Jan 2020Jan 8, 1998+3 weeks
Dec 2019Dec 15, 1997None
Nov 2019Dec 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
Aug 22, 2005+2 weeks✔︎ 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:

Apr 13, 2020

Get a personalized Green Card Plan, including Visa Bulletin Predictions. Answer a few questions about your situation to get started.

Start Now
20+ Visa Bulletin Timeline