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Travel Ban upheld. Sad.

The Supreme Court has upheld the travel ban. They were split 5-4 on “party lines”, meaning Justice Gorsuch (appointed by Trump) delivered him his victory. That is the final verdict and means the terms of the travel ban as currently… Continue Reading →

Scheduling concerns in AF region for DV2018

*** Update *** July 1, 2018 We now have the full list of 2NLs sent for August interviews. Whilst they have scheduled more cases than we have been seeing in DV2018, there is still an obvious problem.  There are 2187… Continue Reading →

2NLs being send for August 2018 interviews

2NLs are starting to be sent for August interviews. Again, as has been the pattern for the last few months, these are earlier than normal especially given the 15th as  a VB release date, I expect we will see similar unusual… Continue Reading →

VB for August 2018 interviews released

AFRICA CURRENT Except: Egypt:      21,325 ASIA CURRENT Except: Nepal:       6,950 EUROPE 23,325 NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT OCEANIA 1,400 SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 1,585     This is for August interviews and is the penultimate VB… Continue Reading →

2NLs being sent for July 2018 interviews

2NLs are starting to be sent for July interviews. Again, as has been the pattern for the last three months, these are earlier than normal, I expect we will see similar unusual process this month, so the 2NLs might be spread out over… Continue Reading →

DV2019 report case numbers here

For those just being selected, you may not yet fully understand the importance of your case number. Your number is specific to your region, each region starting from 1. So there is an 2019AF1, 2019AS1, 2019EU1  and so on. The… Continue Reading →

DV2019 result checking tips

OK – it’s that time of year again – we are two hours in to the results process and history is repeating in some obvious ways.   First, the servers are overwhelmed with people checking. The site is crashing. This… Continue Reading →

DV2018 ground rush

Ask anyone who has jumped out of a plane about ground rush. The effect can be unsettling, and for some, the end isn’t good. The DV lottery is a lot like that in some years. This will be one of… Continue Reading →

VB for July interviews published

AFRICA 38,000 Except: Egypt: 19,700 ASIA 10,500 Except: Nepal: 6,325 EUROPE 21,900 NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 18 OCEANIA 1,200 SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 1,425   This is for July interviews.   Those that are current, and have forms processed early… Continue Reading →

Update about quotas

It’s been a while since I discussed quotas, and there has been a lot of confusion and disinformation about quotas just over the last few days so I thought I would recap some important points about the global and regional… Continue Reading →

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