F3-Philippines: Visa Bulletin Predictions

What does Immigration Planner predict?

Our latest predictions for the Final Action Dates of F3 for the 🇵🇭Philippines.
Children of U.S. Citizens who are adults and married.

F3, the Philippines – Final Action Dates Predictions FY2019 – FY2021:

Visa Bulletin
Final Action
Apr 2019Jun 1, 1996
May 2019Oct 8, 1996
Jun 2019Feb 1, 1997
Jul 2019Aug 1, 1997
Aug 2019Oct 1, 1997
Sep 2019Oct 22, 1997
Oct 2019Nov 15, 1997
Nov 2019Dec 8, 1997
Dec 2019Jan 1, 1998
Jan 2020Jan 22, 1998
Feb 2020Feb 15, 1998
Mar 2020Mar 8, 1998
Apr 2020Apr 1, 1998
May 2020Apr 22, 1998
Jun 2020May 22, 1998
Jul 2020Jun 8, 1998
Aug 2020Jul 8, 1998
Sep 2020Jul 22, 1998
Oct 2020Aug 22, 1998
Nov 2020Sep 15, 1998
Dec 2020Oct 8, 1998
Jan 2021Oct 22, 1998
Feb 2021Nov 22, 1998
Mar 2021Dec 15, 1998
Apr 2021Jan 8, 1999
May 2021Jan 22, 1999
Jun 2021Feb 22, 1999
Jul 2021Mar 15, 1999
Aug 2021Apr 8, 1999
Sep 2021May 1, 1999
Oct 2021May 22, 1999
Nov 2021Jun 15, 1999
Dec 2021Jul 8, 1999
Jan 2022Aug 1, 1999
Feb 2022Aug 22, 1999
Mar 2022Sep 15, 1999

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What is the latest?

Visa Bulletin Date:Aug 2019
Chargeability:The Philippines
Final Action Date:Oct 1, 1997
Movement:+8 weeks
We have seen the kind of progress that is usually followed by a brutal retrogression. So it is highly recommended to try to benefit from it if you can...

See F3 All Countries and Mexico.

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 2019Oct 1, 1997+8 weeks
Jul 2019Aug 1, 1997+25 weeks
Jun 2019Feb 1, 1997+16 weeks
May 2019Oct 8, 1996+18 weeks
Apr 2019Jun 1, 1996+21 weeks
Mar 2019Jan 1, 1996+18 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
Apr 1, 1998+8 weeks✔︎ Yes, the Filing Date can be used

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

This is how long we believe it will take for prior F3-Philippines 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 (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 one of the worst of the last 20 years for F3-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:

Aug 13, 2019

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