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September 2017

CEAC extraction tool more help needed

***Quick Update*** I put out this request for help nearly 18 hours ago. Since then YOU have managed to capture an additional 16000 numbers – so we are almost 25% through the whole 2017 case number range. This is absolutely fantastic…. Continue Reading →

Some help needed to test CEAC tool

A lot of my understanding of the DV lottery process was built or enhanced by having the ability to analyze the data from the CEAC system. DHS makes this data publicly available in a website where anyone can check the… Continue Reading →

Impact of travel ban on DV2018 case numbers

The “new” travel ban (discussed on this earlier post) is likely to cause problems to selectees from each of the selected countries. In my earlier article I have listed the selectee counts for the countries impacted by the ban. I… Continue Reading →

Old travel ban expires New travel ban implemented

Today, the existing travel ban has expired, would would have (perhaps) given some chance to a few DV2017 cases waiting for the travel ban to expire. However, as we know, it is now widely reported that people are being told… Continue Reading →

2NLs for November 2017 interviews being sent

People have started receiving their 2NLs for November 2017  interviews.This 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 →

DV-2019 entry dates announced

The entry period for DV-2019 has been announced.   It is October 3rd, 2017 to November 7, 2017.  People will be able to check the results on May 1, 2018. The ONLY place where you should enter is the official… Continue Reading →

DV-2017 visas running out

I have been undecided about posting this. Part of me wants to wait for official corroboration, part of me says people need to know what is going on. Over the last few days there have been a number of reports… Continue Reading →

Visa bulletin for November 2017 interviews released

  The “October” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case numbers that are current for November interviews. As usual, some will be shocked at the progress, some will panic, some will rejoice. For those panicking – this is… Continue Reading →

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