What does Immigration Planner predict?
Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F1 for 🇵🇭Philippines.
Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults, but not married.
F1, the Philippines – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:
|Feb 2021||Jan 1, 2012|
|Mar 2021||Feb 1, 2012|
|Apr 2021||Mar 8, 2012|
|May 2021||Apr 15, 2012|
|Jun 2021||May 15, 2012|
|Jul 2021||Jun 22, 2012|
|Aug 2021||Jul 22, 2012|
|Sep 2021||Aug 22, 2012|
|Oct 2021||Oct 1, 2012|
|Nov 2021||Nov 8, 2012|
|Dec 2021||Dec 15, 2012|
|Jan 2022||Jan 15, 2013|
|Feb 2022||Feb 15, 2013|
|Mar 2022||Mar 22, 2013|
|Apr 2022||Apr 22, 2013|
|May 2022||Jun 1, 2013|
|Jun 2022||Jul 8, 2013|
|Jul 2022||Aug 8, 2013|
|Aug 2022||Sep 15, 2013|
|Sep 2022||Oct 15, 2013|
|Oct 2022||Nov 22, 2013|
|Nov 2022||Dec 22, 2013|
|Dec 2022||Jan 22, 2014|
|Jan 2023||Mar 8, 2014|
|Feb 2023||Apr 8, 2014|
|Mar 2023||May 15, 2014|
|Apr 2023||Jun 15, 2014|
|May 2023||Jul 22, 2014|
|Jun 2023||Aug 22, 2014|
|Jul 2023||Sep 22, 2014|
|Aug 2023||Nov 1, 2014|
|Sep 2023||Dec 8, 2014|
|Oct 2023||Jan 8, 2015|
|Nov 2023||Feb 15, 2015|
|Dec 2023||Mar 22, 2015|
|Jan 2024||Apr 22, 2015|
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:||Feb 2021|
|Final Action Date:||Jan 1, 2012|
When making a point of the remarkable ineptitude of the Visa Office, observers often point to its treatment of PHIL cutoff dates. The incredible advancement of F1 in Fiscal Year 2020 will certainly give critics more ammunition. Who would advance a Final Action Date (FAD) during a pandemic year as much as the prior 5 years combined? Well, the same people who had the same FAD in early 2015 as in early 2018, but managed to have two massive retrogressions in-between (including a 5-year retrogression).
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.
|Feb 2021||Jan 1, 2012||None|
|Jan 2021||Jan 1, 2012||+2 weeks|
|Dec 2020||Dec 15, 2011||None|
|Nov 2020||Dec 15, 2011||None|
|Oct 2020||Dec 15, 2011||None|
|Sep 2020||Dec 15, 2011||+15 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:
|Oct 22, 2012||+2 weeks||✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used|
Historically, how long did it take for F1-Philippines applicants to become ‘current’?
This is how long it took for prior F1-Philippines applicants to have their priority date become current, plus our prediction for the next few years:
If you can, should you ‘opt-out’ of F1 right now?
When sponsors who were Green Card holders become U.S. Citizen, their over-21-year-old unmarried children are moved from F2B to F1. But these applicants can also ‘opt-out’ from F1 and stay in F2B. Should they? That is what we are trying to help applicants determine here:
|Does F1 have an advantage over F2B?||#VALUE!|
|Should applicants 'opt-out' of F1?||#VALUE!|
|Where is F1 compared to F2B (in Months)?||#VALUE!|
|Last update?||February 2021|
This is how F1 compared to F2B historically, and our prediction for the next few years:
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 (Philippines, 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 F1-Philippines:
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:
Feb 19, 2020