People have started receiving their 2NLs for August 2017 interviews. This started yesterday, and it 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 site for the interview details. Some people that receive the email will find the ESC site is not ready, those people should try again after a few hours. Also, some people find the email itself goes to a trash or spam folder or somehow miss it. So – if you think you may have been scheduled but missed your email, you can check the ESC site, just in case. The 1NL (you have been selected letter) is replaced by a new letter which gives the appointment details.
For those that received their interview notice, now is the time to start preparing for the interview. Gathering documents, scheduling the medical and so on. To learn how to prepare please view my guide on preparing for the interview.
June 22, 2017 at 17:54
Hi Simon, is this the last batch they are sending out for the 2017 program?
June 22, 2017 at 20:19
No, one more – 1 month from now.
June 22, 2017 at 20:11
Hi Dear simon My interview was on 05 DEC 2016 and consular told me i have some necessary administrative processing. our medical examination will be expire on 01 JUN 2017 could you please help me beacuse of my famili is worry that visas end.
June 22, 2017 at 20:16
There is nothing you can do except wait. If they approve your case, they will tell you to repeat the medical.
June 22, 2017 at 20:49
Ok and thank you for fast replay
June 22, 2017 at 22:30
My case number is 35000 from Egypt
what do you expect for the next bulletin ?
June 22, 2017 at 23:26
I have no prediction.
June 23, 2017 at 00:03
Hello Simon, if I submitted my form in May, my case numbe is SA11xx and i have’nt received my 2NL, Should I expect it this or next month?
June 23, 2017 at 00:08
I don’t know. Contact KCC if you want.
June 23, 2017 at 06:44
Thnx Brit I got my 2nd letter and I have started gathering all documents but I have some problem about welcome letter from sponsor can u plz help by giving link for the model of welcome letter. what should be the welcome letter look like?
June 23, 2017 at 12:53
I don’t have one.
July 2, 2017 at 13:34
Is the 2nd letter out for 2018?
July 2, 2017 at 13:58
No. The first DV2018 2NLs will go out in late August.
July 2, 2017 at 14:01
Thank you very much for the prompt reply Brit Simon. Appreciate it.
June 23, 2017 at 11:13
my case is around 74xx and next month is d last VB its just making me crazy i open this site to see other openion like a thousand times in a day. American dreamer with high CN will surely be frustated
especially from NEpal
June 26, 2017 at 14:23
Yeah man. Waiting and waiting. Time will come 🙂
June 23, 2017 at 17:30
I just want to say thanks to all the support that I found in this forum. With your comments I could send my ds-260 on may 9th…and I received my 2NL on june 21st. My interview will be on August 1st…..My case is DV2017 18xx…..Thank you!!!
June 23, 2017 at 23:04
Hello Brit,thks for the mail,no questions yet cus am still to fill my ds260 form and hope to get my interview as early as November my case AF000030xx from Africa Cameroon,hope to fill it early week of next Month cus my passport will be out in a weeks time,hope am not to late this for ur help.
June 24, 2017 at 09:22
You can fill the DS-260 form with your national ID card.
June 24, 2017 at 06:01
Hello Brit. I have been wondering if you are a mother and was offered a visa for diversity visa and you have kids which you did not add them when you played the lottery, Can you file for them and get a visa for them before you move to the United states?
June 24, 2017 at 14:36
June 25, 2017 at 05:53
Hello sir…i got my dv visa few weeks ago…my visa expires on last week of november..i have planned to enter us in last of oct. As i am a final yr engineering student and have a few months to complete my bachelors degree…
But i have heard that winners from 017 have to enter before september as new entry starts from september ie for the winners of 018???? Is it true?? Please provide me with the accurate information…thank you in advance ??
June 25, 2017 at 14:28
You can enter the USA after September 30, but must be before the visa expiry date.
June 25, 2017 at 21:37
I got my 2nd letter few days ago. During the Time when I filled up my ds260. I choose my interview location as kathmandu nepal. But on my 2nd letter it came out with doha Qatar. My interview date is 10 august. So how can I change my interview location to kathmandu nepal?
June 25, 2017 at 21:41
You would have to contact KDU embassy and see if they will accept your interview. IF they will, you then contact Qatar and ask them to make the transfer. However, this could introduce delay and risk.
June 25, 2017 at 22:27
What if I send mail to kcc and ask to unlock my ds260?? And make changes about interview location.
June 26, 2017 at 00:08
That won’t work.
June 25, 2017 at 22:25
When the year is begging
If I summit my ds260 in may, jun or jully I will receive my 2nl in August if my case# less AF201800005000
Is that is possible ?
June 26, 2017 at 00:09
If you have not submitted yet you will have caused a delay.
June 26, 2017 at 17:09
Thank you for your usual support for answering our question, we are somali and we had our interview in Djibouti embassy on 30 April 2017, from that time up to now we are in AP. And today we get information concerning trump travel ban, saying that the Supereme court ruled travel ban to be effective to every one except
1. A person who have a credible claim of bona fide
2. A person who have been admitted university or got an employment offer letter
So our question is
1. What about our case would it affect or not
2.can we send an emails to the embassy and ask what about our cases
3.since you are an expert your Counceling is very important
June 26, 2017 at 17:51
June 27, 2017 at 08:07
Good morning mr simon and how are you doing?please sir l want to ask you qestion please. Please sir when l goto vocational training lnstitute doing English,mathe,science,social studies and four Elective subjects with Ghana Education Service presenting certificate with core subject and Elective subjects.please did l qualify
June 27, 2017 at 14:37
I don’t know. That is up to the CO.
June 27, 2017 at 21:43
Got an interview in Harare this August. Do I need proof of finances and if so whats a safe amount?I am single and have USD3000.Its too late for me to get an i-134
June 27, 2017 at 21:56
I don’t know how Harare embassy will handle that.
July 16, 2017 at 19:47
Hie iamdre2017, i also had my interview in Harare and on AP pending Maths results. Email me on [email protected]
June 28, 2017 at 06:17
Hi Dear Simon,
Would you please tell me that when will be my interview date and my case number is 2018AS00002***
June 28, 2017 at 17:14
Sure, no problem. Would you like to know the time as well?
June 28, 2017 at 13:52
There’s probably a really obvious answer to this question but my tired and overwhelmed eyes can’t find it…
I’m from Australia and filled out my ds260 within a couple of days of finding out I was accepted. Do you think i’m guaranteed an interview? My number 05xx – do you think if I was getting an interview i would have found out by now?
I find this whole process so confusing!
ALSO – should i have already paid my fee or do I wait until (if) I get the 2NL?
Thanks so much (your blog is so helpful)
June 28, 2017 at 14:00
NEVERMIND! I got confused with the dates. Mine is for 2018 and they won’t even release the interviews until Aug. Sorry to waste the space 🙂
June 28, 2017 at 16:24
Well done for finding the information!
Your 2018OC5XX will probably not be current for a couple of months after the DV2018 year has started anyway.
June 28, 2017 at 23:10
I did my interview in May at Cairo and so far no update ( case still under AP).
I can not extend my vacation any more, and have to get back to gulf, so my questions are if I asked the embassy for my passport,
– Can I get the visa and yellow envelope from residency country embassy (gulf) not home country embassy (Cairo)?
– if not, what is the process to give passport back if the visa got issued (is it via courier or have I to physically attend at embassy to hand it?)
June 29, 2017 at 01:26
For both questions it is up to the embassy – ask them.
June 30, 2017 at 05:33
I had submitted my ds260 form on june24th. My case no is 5xx. Is there any chance of getting second letter for the month of august ?
I was unable to submit on time. I m really on big trouble & tension. Plz suggest me with my possibility.
June 30, 2017 at 06:02
DV2017 or DV2018? What region???
June 30, 2017 at 12:56
Hello Britsimon I won2018 Dv. with my middle name but my middle name does not appear on my senior high certificates…..
But I have my middle name on my birthcert and passport….kindly advice me
June 30, 2017 at 17:03
So you just need to show that the education certificates are *yours*.
June 30, 2017 at 15:19
After the cour suprême décision about 6 country . the Dv 2017 may be anable to achieve the goal of 50,000 immigrants i wonder what may be happen thats moment
June 30, 2017 at 17:07
They don’t *have to* issue 50,000 visas.
July 2, 2017 at 09:05
Dear sir Simon,I have received my 2NLs for august 2017 interview.But i checked to the ESc and couldn’t find my interview date and time. So please what should i do next. Thank you.
July 2, 2017 at 14:10
Your 2NL is the letter on the ESC, and that letter has the appointment details, so you are not making any sense.
July 2, 2017 at 17:53
Ok, Sorry sir Simon i just found out that 2018 interview are not yet inn.I just got so confused because i received a letter saying that august 2017 interview are in to check and that makes so confused cos i went to checked and couldn’t anything there. But i just understood.THANKS
July 31, 2017 at 21:05
George, you are from which part, Africa or what
July 3, 2017 at 19:40
Hello Mr. Britsimon is this the last badge. I mean the August interview or there are more people to attend interview in September for 2017 dv winners. Thank you sir
July 3, 2017 at 20:48
DV2017 interviews will continue up to September 30.
July 3, 2017 at 22:54
Thank you very much sir am looking forward the see my 2NLs…
July 4, 2017 at 05:19
Thanks for your continuous help and support.
I got my 2nl for Aug interview, and printed my 2nl lately. as i dont have my 1st notification letter so i would like to ask you if i will need that 1st notification letter in any stage later.
July 4, 2017 at 05:55
July 5, 2017 at 20:03
Hi Simon, my wife and I received our passports back last week from the Embassy so its nice to have it all completed. Had our interview in Auckland, N.Z. and was very straightforward and the officers were great and immediately put us at ease. I had one personal paperwork snag with my high school records (originals were damaged in an earthquake) but that was remedied by sending my uni degree transcripts to the consulate a few days after our interview.
Looking to relocate permanently next year but will ‘activate’ in October. Your site has been a tremendous help for us and everyone so huge thanks again for all of your knowledge and effort.
I’m looking at starting at least a Facebook page catered to specifically kiwis and the process we went through but of course I’ll be directing people here. All the best and thanks again. Chris
July 5, 2017 at 22:09
July 27, 2017 at 05:55
Can you please give me your contact no. As i am in auckland and have my interview in augest. Would like to ask few things.
July 5, 2017 at 22:37
July 6, 2017 at 22:18
Thank you man and good luck! …Some friendly advice, it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed with the whole process but as long as you follow all the instructions, read the FAQ on this blog and gather all the information relevant to you.. plus importantly being patient! then you’ll be fine!! All the best.
July 5, 2017 at 22:42
Hello britsimon is it possible or can I email the kcc and ask about my case ? And how many month will that takes me to received my 2NLs.or no Need for that?
July 6, 2017 at 23:02
You can just wait. Really. Try that.
July 7, 2017 at 07:57
Dear Mr Brit
Firstly Thanks to God and the Virgin Mary ,from the Start through the finish.Secondly to your comments and guidance and for keeping this site not only going but really changing the life of the people who has got the chance.if i had known this site from the start of the process i could lessen most of the hassle that i have gone through . But i have found out about this site later after i even sent the DS form .i would have been very lucky if i had known it before . however it has done a lot in the rest of way that i have gone through . thanks mr Brit keep up the good work.great guy and personality.have my blessing .
I am from Ethiopia and completed the visa process on june 15 and i got all the documents i need right now and i have even managed to pay uscis payment . now i am preparing to travel in the coming two months if God permit .But still i need your comments on some points
1/ is my delay in traveling or staying here have any particular issue with the TRUMP travel ban , i know the current one does not affect me , but is there going to be anything that should worry me that much.(from Ethiopia)
2/ we did not have taken any vaccination at home , due to lack of the vaccine in the country , are we going to take vaccination at the port of entry?
Thank you brit , i really appreciate it.
July 7, 2017 at 09:31
1. I cannot see the future…
2. No – you will have to have vaccinations at the medical.
July 7, 2017 at 23:21
Hello please britsimon I received a message in my mail box from kcc that they have received my ds260 and its been process. Is there any way I will received a letter for my interview? Thank you sir
July 7, 2017 at 23:38
Only once your DS260 is processed AND your case number is current.
July 8, 2017 at 15:14
I submitted my DS260 form May 24th
and my case NR is
2018EU00034xxx. I didn’t received any letter should I be worried? Thanks.
July 8, 2017 at 21:01
You will wait around 10 to 12 months.
July 8, 2017 at 21:32
Please Mr Britsimon I don’t understand something here.. The 1NLs is that the randomly letter which we check when were selected? Or its when you submitted the ds260 before you received the 1NLs… Am a bit confused…. Thank you very much with your comfort effort you spent in replying our messages
July 9, 2017 at 21:33
1NL = “You have been selected” letter.
2NL = The interview appointment.
PLEASE read more articles on my site. You are asking A LOT of really basic questions. READ MORE!
July 10, 2017 at 03:58
firstly one married. After submitting the ds260 form can marry again before the interview has been scheduled. Please give me detailed information about this case.
July 10, 2017 at 04:00
After submitting ds260 divorced.
July 10, 2017 at 06:27
With the tiny amount of information you have given me, I can’t give you “detailed information”.
What I can say is that a quick divorce and new marriage will obviously appear suspicious. If the CO believes the new marriage is just for the purposes of getting a GC for the new spouse, he will ban you and the new spouse for life. If you do proceed, you must be ready to show the marriage based on a genuine relationship.
July 10, 2017 at 13:59
In 2016 July we filled ds260 form, from august 2016 we were separated from each other and in june23 2017 we get divorced from court. In July 2017 I’m getting married. Legally and with our parent’s choice. My interview date is September 2017. if I show all the genuine proofs. Then what will happen with my case. Can I get visa with my new spouse?? Or not
July 10, 2017 at 17:23
Well the only way to know is to try, but it will obviously appear suspicious, given the timeline of events.
July 16, 2017 at 18:03
Hi Brit, my case number is 2018AS00006756 is there chances for second letter?
July 17, 2017 at 05:11
July 17, 2017 at 14:34
When will it come
July 18, 2017 at 13:24
Oh, *if only* there was a way of knowing that information. Oh I know, you could try reading the article above…