2016 Jan 1 CEAC file

OK – so here is the first CEAC data file of DV2016.

Over the next few days I will have a closer look at the data and publish some analysis, but for those eager to see the file I thought I would publish it asap. The file shows the number of cases for each region – the max case numbers assigned for each region, and of course the progress thus far. It is very useful data and over the last few DV lotteries we have found the data to be accurate overall (even though some embassies are inconsistent in their updates).

As we can see the highest case numbers in each region are quite low compared to previous years. This is due to the reduced selectees this year – and the case numbers are in line with comments I have previously made.

In AF region there are 5 cases well above the normal progress of case numbers. These are anomalies – so I have ignored them from the highest case number.

By the way – to understand the status types in the file – please read this post.

As ever, please feel free to sort the data yourself to look at “your” embassy. Information on how to do that is available here.

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So here is the file.