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February 2017 Visa Bulletin released

  The “February” visa bulletin has been published. It concerns the case numbers eligible for March interviews.   As of this evening, the VB is published BUT is not available through the normal link – that link still says coming… Continue Reading →

DV2017 selectee estimate based on CEAC data

In a previous post I explained some analysis which tried to estimate the number of selectees notified in the 2nd draw. That post can be referenced here.   Today I have taken the highest case numbers allocated for each region… Continue Reading →

Using CEAC to find DV2017 max case numbers

***********  UPDATE ************* I think we have the max numbers per region. Obviously there is a chance that these will be corrected, but at this point here is the findings. Thanks to those that helped! REGION MAX NUMBERS 2017EU30622 2017AF42712… Continue Reading →

2017 CEAC system available

The CEAC system has been updated with the case data. Interestingly this was made available at the exactly the same date as last year, and the year before. This confirms my suspicion that there is a logic switch to only… Continue Reading →

USCIS raising fees

For the first time since 2010, USCIS has raised certain fees, some of which will affect DV candidates. The DV interview fee remains unchanged at $330 (per person). The immigrant fee (that was $165) is now $220. Adjustment of status… Continue Reading →

2NLs for February 2017 interviews being sent

People started receiving their 2NLs for February 2017  interviews.   It will take a few hours – and possibly even a couple of days before all have gone out. The email itself has no useful information. It simply tells you to check the ESC… Continue Reading →

January 2017 visa bulletin released

  The “January” visa bulletin has been published. It concerns the case numbers eligible for February interviews. For those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2  weeks from… Continue Reading →

Update about DS260 processing

The pace of DS260 processing appears to be slower this year than last year. Given the low number of selectees in the first draw, that is a surprise – because the volume of DS260 submissions would have been less than… Continue Reading →

2NLs for January 2017 interviews being sent

People have today started receiving their 2NLs for January interviews.   It will take a few hours – and possibly even a couple of days before all have gone out. The email itself has no useful information. It simply tells you to check the… Continue Reading →

December 2016 Visa Bulletin released

  The “December” visa bulletin has been published. It concerns the case numbers eligible for January interviews. For those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2  weeks from… Continue Reading →

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