I made some predictions about VB progress before the DV2020 processing started – let’s look at where we are compared to those predictions.
October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm
Do you think as there are more holes this year that is why they are asking to submit docs for everyone, even to those who did not submit ds-260?
October 21, 2019 at 12:24 am
I don’t think it is to do with that. Just trying to avoid the mess of last year.
October 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Thank you for your great effort
My case number 54 thousand Egypt when you expect to meet me
October 20, 2019 at 4:26 pm
Again, thank you Brit. I wanted to ask a question. When do you think we will learn more about the health care proclamation?
October 21, 2019 at 12:25 am
Over the next few weeks.
October 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm
I hope you can advise me on something.
I am the DV2019 winner and moving to US in exactly 4 weeks from now.
The GBP/ USD exchange rate is currently hishest from months so I wanted to transfer some of my funds already to US.
But I do not have a US bank account there yet so I did wanted to transfer it to my friends account for now.
He is concerned about it as he do not know if he will not have to pay income tax above it as he said over the phone.
I am trying to find out online if this is true but on some places they say it is true on others that it is possible to pay tax above it but not necessary.
Obviously I would give him money back if there will be any tax above it, but it would mean loss of money for me.
So the question is should I wait until I will be already in US and risk the exchange to fall down or do the transfer now as there should be no tax above it (that is what I think)
October 21, 2019 at 2:40 am
You can decide for yourself. There is a FAQ entry about moving money here.
November 5, 2019 at 8:39 pm
Hi Simon Greetings, my husband won at SA36XX, do you think we have the opportunity to get an interview? We have not sent the ds260 for fear that this will affect our American visas if we want to go later and do not have the opportunity to interview.
November 6, 2019 at 3:59 am
You should get a chance – but if you want, wait a few more months to see the VB increase speed.
October 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm
Thanks for this quick video update! Your last remark on the anticipated increase in the response rate got me a little worried.
We’re a high case number (53k) in Russia, where there are 5118 selectees. A 75% response rate would deplete the 7% limit (3825).
In DV2017 Russia had a response rate as high as 79%, but that’s the only case I know in the last 9 years or so when it went above 75%. But considering your prediction on the response rate increase…
What do you think of the probability of this, i.e., how likely do you think the response rate is to hit the 75% threshold?
October 21, 2019 at 2:45 am
It is impossible to be as precise as you are expecting. Wait and see what happens.
October 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm
Hey folks, it looks like 2nd draw for dv-2020 took place recently. Some guys from Russian forum got the following message on their email:
Case Number: 2020EU00047……..
Dear SIARHEI фамилия:
Congratulations on your selection for the 2020 Diversity Visa program!
Please read this email and carefully follow the instructions listed in order to have your application processed as quickly as possible.
You should review the list of required documents for processing below and send those to KCC to review as part of your application package, along with completing your DS-260. You will only be scheduled for interview at an overseas consular post after you have completed your DS-260 and submitted all documents required for your case and your visa rank number has become current.
All documents should be submitted as attachments to your email to ensure they are properly received. We ask that you use the following method to name and attach your files:
– Your DV case number;
– The full name of the applicant whose document you scanned; and
– The document name or form number.
Use your case number as the subject of the email. The maximum email size is 30MB. If the total size of your attachments is larger than 30MB, send multiple emails using your case number as the subject of each email. Please send your documents for KCC review only after you have collected all of the required documents for yourself and all accompanying family members. Send documents only to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Documents photographed or scanned with a mobile phone are acceptable, but every document must be fully legible. Illegible or incomplete documents must be re-submitted and will delay processing of your case.
All documents not in English, or in the official language of the country in which the application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator that states that the translation is accurate and the translator is competent to translate.
* IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not mail any documents to KCC. Any documents sent to KCC will not be processed and will be destroyed.
You and each family member immigrating with you to the United States should collect the civil documents that are required to support your visa application.
Passport Biographic Page: You and each family member immigrating with you must submit a photocopy of the biographic data page of a currently valid passport. The biographic data page is the page with your photograph, name, date, and place of birth.
Birth Certificate: You and each family member immigrating with you must submit a scan of an original birth certificate or certified copy.
Marriage Certificate: If you are married, you must submit a scan of your original marriage certificate or certified copy.
Marriage Termination Documentation: If you were previously married, you must submit scanned evidence of the termination of EVERY prior marriage you have had. Your scanned evidence must be of an original or certified copy of one of the following documents: FINAL legal divorce decree, death certificate, or annulment papers.
Military Records: If you served in the military of any country, you must submit a scanned copy of your military record.
Police Certificates: If you are 16 years of age or older, you must submit a scanned copy of a police certificate fr om all countries you have lived in using below criteria:
If you …
THEN submit a police certificate fr om…
Are 16 years old or older
Lived in your country of nationality for more than 6 months at any time in your life
Your country of nationality
Are 16 years old or older
Have lived in your country of current residence (if different fr om nationality) for more than 6 months
Your country of current residence
Have ever lived in another country for 12 months or more
Were 16 years or older at the time you lived there
The country where you used to live.
Were arrested for any reason, regardless of how long you lived in that city or country, and no matter what age you were
The city and/or country where you were arrested.
Court Record: If you have been convicted of a crime, provide a certified copy of each court record and any prison record.
Collect and submit your documents promptly. Your case will not be scheduled for a visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate until KCC has received and processed all required documents and the DS-260. Missing or illegible documents will delay processing of your case. If you cannot obtain a particular document, send an explanation of why you cannot obtain the document, as an attachment in .jpeg or .pdf format, to KCCDVDocuments@state.gov, with your case number in the subject line. Diversity visas are numerically lim ited and there is no guarantee a visa will be available. Only a consular officer can determine, at the time of the visa interview, if you are qualified to receive a Diversity Visa.
If you have questions about document submission, you may contact KCC at email@example.com. The KCC telephone number is 606-526-7500 (7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST).
Diversity Visa Unit
Any information in this transmission pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States shall be considered confidential under Section 222 (f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) [8 U.S.C. Section 1202]. Access to and use of such information must be solely for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of the immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States under INA 222(f) and as specified in FAM guidance. If you have received such information in error, do not review, retransmit, disclose, disseminate, use, or take any action in reliance upon this information, and contact the sender as soon as possible.
This email is Sensitive but Unclassified based on the definitions provided in 12 FAM 540.
Official – Privacy/PII
October 21, 2019 at 2:46 am
That is NOT a second draw. That is a document email – that’s all.
October 21, 2019 at 4:54 am
CN is EU 29XXX. Will do AOS. I received this email as well. But waiting 90 days until December submit DS 260 as I just returned back from abroad in September.
Q1. Kind of a dumb question, within DS 260 is there a place to mention that I want to do AOS? I was going though the DS 260 guide and didnt see anything about people who want to do AOS. Maybe I missed something.
Q2. As I am not doing CP hence some of the things on this email does not apply to me right? Because I can’t email documents for AOS, have to send everything to lockbox, right?
October 22, 2019 at 2:58 am
1. DS260 isn’t actually “required” for AOS cases, although you can file it (and I recommend you do).
October 23, 2019 at 2:26 am
Q1: As you and forum suggested that to file DS 260 then my question is exactly how do I let KCC know that I want to do AOS? Is there a section on DS 260 about AOS? On spreadsheet it says “while waiting for a second notification letter (email) from KCC confirming your intention to process AOS…”
October 23, 2019 at 3:49 pm
There is a section on the DS260 yes – you’ll see it when you go through the form.
October 20, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Hi britsimon i have one important question for you
Us you now this year applicant must have passport but the the information i got from my country people’s filling the forms with wrong passport numbers so can this effect chance of the other who have true passport ?
October 21, 2019 at 3:51 am
It won’t affect their chances.
October 21, 2019 at 9:55 pm
Out of curiosity – what country do you live in? Why do they fill their applications with wrong numbers?
They will not be able to proceed with their visa applications without valid passports with those numbers…
October 20, 2019 at 9:24 pm
I like so much your video and your predictions. Thank you for your time
October 21, 2019 at 12:57 am
If my passport expired when the processing time , what will I do?
October 21, 2019 at 4:00 am
October 21, 2019 at 4:48 am
EU36k will be current? When you expect??
October 22, 2019 at 2:55 am
Please look at my prediction articles from July.
October 21, 2019 at 11:34 am
October 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm
Got a guess on when to expect an interview for case number SA34xx?
October 22, 2019 at 3:20 am
That’s one of the higher case numbers for SA – so at the end of the year…
October 21, 2019 at 3:09 pm
the site cannot be reached when trying to submit.
October 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm
My case number 60000 Egypt, when you expect to meet me
October 22, 2019 at 4:20 am
America is a big country, I doubt I will ever meet you.
But your interview might be in summer next year.
October 21, 2019 at 7:38 pm
Thank u for ur efforts it’s really helpful 🙂
October 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm
I am unable to find your video on how to do photo correctly. Please kindly send me the link
October 22, 2019 at 4:26 am
October 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm
Me and my husband (both) have been selected for the dv 2020! My case number is EU46XXX and my husband’s case number is EU14XXX. In May we have send DS-260 (both) and now we have receveid the e-mails from kcc for the documents to be send (both!). What we are supposed to do? To continue both processes till the appointment at the consulate? (We think that will be my husband appointment first due the case number EU14XXX!)
Or we are supposed to stop the processes for the case number EU46XXX? We will eventually disqualified if we continue with both processes till the first two green card will be issued? Thanks for the info!
October 22, 2019 at 4:29 am
Just process his case. Fall back to your case if he does not meet requirements.
October 22, 2019 at 7:28 am
Hi Brit, considering your new projection, when do you think I will have the interview (2020EU29XXX)? You help us to realize our dream, thanks for your advices Brit!
October 22, 2019 at 11:05 pm
Take a look at the previous predictions.
October 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm
April/may 2020? thank Brit
October 22, 2019 at 8:08 am
Hello Sir.Firstly thank you for answers.I’m from Albania and today I was taking a look to my ds260 form.Is it possible that I’ve unlocked it??As i saw some questions that haven’t been there when I filled the form on May 24.I’m very worried right now.Thank you in advance!
October 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm
If the beginning of the form still says complete – then it is locked.
October 26, 2019 at 10:46 am
When I log into my ds260 it says Completed for me and my husbund too.
October 22, 2019 at 11:28 am
Hello Brit my case number is AF21xxx. I have received email from KCC to submit documents which I have already sent.An Auto reply came stating that they have received my email and is currently processing my documents that KCC will contact me within 3 to 6 weeks and if I don’t hear from them I should contact them to confirm all of my documents have been received and am ready to be scheduled of an interview.
My question is does it mean by December or January I will be scheduled for interview? My country of residence is middle east .
October 22, 2019 at 11:20 pm
You can only be scheduled once your case number is current – so receiving the documents mail does not mean you are able to be interviewed any faster than your case number allows.
October 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm
Hi Brit , I definitely appreciate your efforts .
Actually I have a guess about DV entry system issues , I think that’s hidden tool for picking “by HSD ” or something like that .specially with new procedures ( passport no.) therefore many people He could not register yet, even after many times of trying. So , do you think my prediction should be in consideration accordingly or it’s completely wrong !
Note that the USCIS does not report any problems with the website recently.
October 23, 2019 at 12:20 am
If the issues were more common – I would say “possibly”. But given the limited numbers, I doubt it – but we will probably never know for certain.
October 23, 2019 at 5:42 am
I am case number AF55000. Any probability when my interview should be?
October 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm
October 23, 2019 at 9:33 am
My case number 20 thousand when you expect to meet me
October 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm
I don’t expect to meet you.
Your number is meaningless without a year and region.
October 24, 2019 at 7:26 am
November 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm
😂😂😂😂😂my goodness i cant stop laughing i was surprised by the question and the answer killed me nice one
October 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Hey Brit. If i send documents now, when should i expect to receive 2NL?
My case number is 2020AF12XXX
October 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm
October 29, 2019 at 6:57 am
Hey Brit, my case no is 2020AF51XXX i sent ds 260 in may is it okay to unlock it and add my girlFriend who i plan on marrying or is it too late. Ps I already got the email for documents.
October 29, 2019 at 3:47 pm
You can’t add someone you “plan” to marry. You can get married and add her – and you should do that soon. If you hurry up you have time.
October 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Hello Brit, I hope to you are doing very well.
My CN AS14XXX, KCC sent me an email to ask for documents, yasterday I sent documents to kcc, in ur opinion which month I receive 2nl please?
October 24, 2019 at 12:03 am
I have published prediction articles. Please read them.
October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am
I want to apply DV 2021 and I am divorced and have a boy and I am strugling to get my boy so I can apply with him.
So my question as the time is runing up,
What I must do for my chid to be part of that DV?
October 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm
Include your child on your entry. It is very simple.
October 24, 2019 at 8:05 pm
Even out of photo?
October 24, 2019 at 7:22 am
Hello Brit Simon
I am a Sudanese born in Libya and I hold Sudanese nationality how I chose the country of eligibility for me
October 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm
“born in Libya”
October 25, 2019 at 9:03 am
what about country of eligibility it will be Libya or sudan
October 26, 2019 at 1:55 am
Seriously??? L I B Y A
October 26, 2019 at 6:55 am
October 24, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Hi Brit, after I should have won the dv can I marry my child mother? and include my adapted child why filling in the ds260 form?
October 24, 2019 at 4:12 pm
As long as you have included YOUR children on the entry – yes.
October 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm
October 23, 2019 at 9:33 am
Helo sir madam
My case number 20,000 when in ethiopa you expect to meet
October 24, 2019 at 10:03 pm
October 25, 2019 at 2:56 am
2020 DV winner with error on your date of birth during the entry played. What will you do Sir?
October 25, 2019 at 3:19 am
I am a 2020 DV winner with error on my date of birth this happen during entry play. How do I handle this?
October 25, 2019 at 4:01 am
Correct the date in the ds260
October 25, 2019 at 4:00 am
I cannot answer such vague questions.
October 25, 2019 at 10:35 am
Hi Brit, I was part of the dv 2019 process and I was place on administrative process due to DNA with my two children and I was not call until the end of the dv process however, I was call at the embassy for my degument and find out that one of the child was negative. again I want to play, can I play with the one that was proven positive?
October 26, 2019 at 1:58 am
October 25, 2019 at 3:46 pm
Helo sir madam
I am a 2020 DV winner
my case number 20,000 when in ethiopa you expect to meet
October 26, 2019 at 2:17 am
October 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm
how you can be sure big numbers will go trough?
on one forum a girl wioth EU11k called to KCC they told her number will be scheduled for an interviw january or february….
if January there is a chance that will be a big step with number but if it will be for Febrruary then January visa bulletin will be so small again //////…. an then no chances for EU36K (I am) to get visa
is this right?
If visa bulletin for February will include EU11k..so no chance for nig numbers??
your prediction for EU30-35K was for april ..and now not even possible to get at all…..
October 26, 2019 at 2:36 am
I suggest you just think about something else for a few months. It’s not even November and you are already freaking out.
October 27, 2019 at 10:20 am
of course I am
I dont like the visa bulletin how it goes… theyre playing with us…giving big high . numbers then sent requests of the docs for EVERY winner….so now the ones who forgot even will know they win so my chances go down to get a visa……
and the visa bulletin is SO slow regarding how high number these year… 57k EUROPE
so WHY VISA BULLETIN 3 MONTH ONLY 8600??????????????
it had to be . at leasr 12k….
October 26, 2019 at 9:50 am
I have been selected in the DV Lottery 2020 and finished DS-60 and just sent my documents by email.
Can I still apply for the DV Lottery 2021?
October 26, 2019 at 6:40 pm
October 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm
Does anybody from EU region got 2NL for December interview?
Thank Sir (Brit) for the opportunity.
October 26, 2019 at 9:32 pm
October 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm
If all the CN become current, is it still important the numbers for the interview or will it be random or other factors may affect the process at that time?
Thank you 🙂
October 28, 2019 at 10:00 pm
The number doesn’t matter at that point.
November 1, 2019 at 10:37 am
this sounded very interesting and I just want to ask a little bit more about. I’m sorry if you already asked this type of question, but I didn’t find some info… so when numbers get current, what’s the criteria? Is it the volume of interviews they have at certain embassies? Madrid will be my place for an interview, so I was just wondering what’s the strategy to follow if the “current” scenario happens.
Hope you had a great Halloween 🦇, and thanks for all your time 🙂
November 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm
I don’t understand what you mean by what strategy to follow,. You don’t need a strategy – you just wait.
October 28, 2019 at 10:42 pm
Hi BritSimon, I am Dv 2020 selectee. My case no is AF29***. I submitted my DS260 with my old passport which is still valid till July 2020. However i ve a new passport now. I have already been notified to Submit my supporting docs. Question is do I notify KCC on my pp changes or do I submit both at the interview when scheduled please advise. Thanks for great insights.
October 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm
I suggest you unlock and update your DS260.
November 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm
Hello Tashi i just wanna ask is your case number twenty nine thousand and something or 2900?. I haven’t been told to send my docs and I’m a bit worried just wanna know if we re in the same range
November 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm
Tshii how are?
Just an update did you unlock and submit your new passport number?
From which countries are you?
October 30, 2019 at 1:37 am
First of all I would like to thank your great service on this. My case no is 2020AS000091XX. According to your prediction I will be be called for an interview on Feb 2020. I have filled DS260 but not submitted since recent mail received from KCC to submit another set of documents. I am only pending with Police clearance report since it takes another one or two weeks to get. I am planing to submit all ( DS260 and other docs) at same date. When will be the last date to submit these documents for getting an interview at predicted interview on Feb 2020?
October 30, 2019 at 4:23 am
End of November.
October 30, 2019 at 4:36 am
Thanks for your prompt reply.
October 31, 2019 at 1:57 pm
Hlo sir brit
Iam dv 2020 winner i am marrid my and my wife is have pasport but my baby is age don,t out her mather what shall ido
October 31, 2019 at 6:44 pm
Get a passport for the child prior to interview.
November 2, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Hi Britsimon.. i will like to fine out on how to check my visa application status. When I enter the case number they say it invalid .is there any other way to check?
November 3, 2019 at 4:14 pm
You are not current yet. You are waiting – that’s all, nothing to check.
November 3, 2019 at 2:40 am
Hi Brit. What are the chances of 70000 cases this year?
November 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Be more clear.
November 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm
is there are a second draw for DV 2020 or not?
November 9, 2019 at 4:29 am
November 7, 2019 at 7:54 pm
My case number 2020AF40200 when you expect to meet me
November 9, 2019 at 4:38 am
I don’t expect to meet you.
November 10, 2019 at 9:57 am
Can you please tell us how to sponsor fill form 1-134 and form w40 please
November 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm
The I-134 is a simple form and comes with a full set of instructions.
November 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm
i am from ethiopia and winner of dv 2020 cn AF 61000 from total of 1974 randomly selected applicants. questions
1. MAY i have a chance to get an interview?
2. IF when do you think they scheduled me for the interview?
November 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm
I just answered your other question, almost identical apart fro the case number you claim.
November 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm
Thank you very much
What about form 1040 and w2 please
November 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm
Any sponsor knows about those. So does google.
November 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm
Dear Brit Simon,
Q1 – After Visa Approved and by the time enter USA (at POE), the person can CHANGE the US ADDRESS to receive the GC & SSN. Does the person need to stay at that same address during that time? or the person can live somewhere else?
Eg. Assume the person have used a friends address to receive GC & SSN. But its not possible to stay with them at their home. So the person will live in a separate address.
Q2 – If someone fails to enter USA before the visa expiry date due to a valid reason, what is the possibility of extending the visa validity period or does the person loose the chance forever? If the person loose the chance forever, does he have an opportunity for a consideration, if the person discuss with the embassy in advance?
November 13, 2019 at 4:24 am
1. Last chance to change the delivery address of the GC is upon the first entry at the POE. You can live anywhere – but inform USCIS using the online form.
2. No – after the expiry date, it’s over. No extension.
November 13, 2019 at 12:19 pm
for Q1 – the person can declare to the authority officially at first POE, that the person will LIVE somewhere in a hotel, BUT expect the GC to different address?
November 13, 2019 at 11:08 pm
November 14, 2019 at 9:10 am
I would like to change my sponsor how I can do it dv2020 AF19000
Already, I fill ds 260
Thanks in advance
November 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm
Simply present a different I-134.
November 14, 2019 at 12:08 pm
I am one of DV 2020 winners and trying to fill up the DS 260 form. Hence, whether is any form besides the DS 260 that I can include my children and family members so that it can easiy to file in for them while in the U.S. ?
Since I can’t. add them. on the DS 260. because I didn’t play with them due to above age.
I want to file in for them as I migrate in. the U.S..
My question is what could be. your candid advised on this issue?
November 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm
Complete the DS260 ACCURATELY.
If the form asks for children – list them.
If the form asks for children under 21, don’t.
See how that works?
November 14, 2019 at 9:35 pm
If you don’t played with your children you can add them on the DS-260?
Please. Sir clear confusion about this so to be on the right track.
November 16, 2019 at 4:47 am
If you have children under 21 and you did NOT include them on your entry, you will be disqualified.
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