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Visa Bulletin January 2019 for Green Card Holder Applicants

Check when you should have your interview schedule based on the FINAL DATE chart and know when you should have started submitting documents to start your visa application from the FILING DATE chart.

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on December 24, 2018; updated December 14, 2018

Visa Bulletin January 2019 for Green Card Holder Applicants

Visa Bulletin January 2019

The top chart shows how the various Family-sponsored categories moved from December 2018 to January 2019.

Both the F4 and F1 category moved the fastest (1-1/2 to almost 2 months) while the F2B and F3 edged forward by only two (2) weeks.

The bottom chart on the other hand illustrates how the dates for both the FINAL ACTION and FILING DATE charts performed. The FINAL ACTION date chart contain the cut-off date for the Preference categories. Applicants whose priority dates are on or earlier than that shown in the respective category should have received their interview schedules at the corresponding consular post - if all the documents have been submitted, received and proper fees paid.

The FILING DATE chart notifies visa applicants that they can start visa processing provided their priority dates are on or earlier than that shown in the specific category,

Family-Sponsored

 

FINAL ACTION

DEC. 2018

FINAL ACTION

JAN. 2019

1- MONTH MOVEMENT

F1

15FEB07

01MAR07

1 MO. 2 WKS

F2A

08OCT16

08NOV16

1 MONTH

F2B

08JUN07

22JUN07

2 WEEKS

F3

08JUL95

22JUL95

2 WEEKS

F4

15JUL95

1SEP95

<2 MONTHS

Family-Sponsored

FILING DATE JAN. 2018

FILING DATE DEC. 2018

FINAL ACTION

DEC. 2018

FINAL ACTION

JAN. 2019

F1

01OCT07

15FEB08

15FEB07

01MAR07

F2A

01NOV16

01DEC17

08OCT16

08NOV16

F2B

01SEP07

15DEC07

08JUN07

22JUN07

F3

15JUN95

01JUN97

08JUL95

22JUL95

F4

01MAR95

22APR97

15JUL95

1SEP95

F! filing date moved 4 months and 2 weeks from January to December of 2018.

F2A - 1 year and 1 month forward.

F2B - 3 months, 3 weeks; F3 - almost two years and F4  - 2 years, 1 month and 2 weeks.

 

Authors & Contributors

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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