People often ask about whether all embassies operate to the same standard and whether a selectee has the same chance at embassy A versus embassy B. Well by looking at DV2014 CEAC data I have created a league table of sorts.
The table shows the number of cases processed (across all regions) at each embassy and then a percentage for refused/AP/Ready/Issued.
Remember, the CEAC data shows which embassy the case was processed by, NOT the country of the applicants. So it is possible (as in the case of Cairo for instance) that an embassy could process far more than the total number of Egyptian selectees.
The reason for one embassy getting higher “success” rates than another could be the leniency of the way they approve the cases, or perhaps the “raw material” in terms of how much qualified or fraudulent cases they have to deal with.
This data is obtained through the official CEAC site, but is not official data – just an early look! The numbers do not include adjustment of status cases. The cases only get added to the system once the forms are processed and the numbers are current – in other words they come in once the interviews are scheduled. By the way, if you are not used to looking at the CEAC data you may be wondering what “Ready” means. It is the initial status of a case once the case is entered into the system. Cases that finished the year on the ready status may have been situations where people failed to show up for their interview date, or in some cases they were interviewed and were on some sort of AP, but the embassy did not update the system accurately. For that reason, some of the ready cases should really be in the AP column, but the CEAC official data does not reflect that status accurately. So – this is the best guess…
The data is also available for download here.