People have started receiving their 2NLs for July 2017 interviews. 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.
May 30, 2017 at 04:57
In the previous year 2017 all case are current and take 2nd letter include Nepal.
May 31, 2017 at 01:55
Hi Brit, I am filling out i-34 for my friend. On page 4 part 3 questions 38……they went me to be specific. I checked I intend and wrote I will provide money for food entertainment air ticket and make sure they have a shelter also any necessary expense. Is that enough words?
May 31, 2017 at 02:21
May 31, 2017 at 04:25
In the previous year 2017 all case are current and take 2nd letter include Nepal. Waiting for your kind response.
May 31, 2017 at 06:07
Nepal is not current – and I doubt it will be.
May 31, 2017 at 10:51
Brit How is it going, I finally was able to attend the interview and got my passport stamped. Was wondering though, in the official instructions it says that I should go to the USA and stay there for months (how many months?) until I get my greencard, after that I can leave the country if I want to do so.
Many others say that I can simply go to the USA for a couple days just to activate the visa and then reenter at a later date. This is not what the instructions say though. What would you recommend ?
May 31, 2017 at 13:11
You can leave on the next flight out if you want.
May 31, 2017 at 23:34
i have not yet completed my ds260 for a 2017 dvlottery winner with number AF00012XXX. Do i still have a chance to get interviewed if i do it immediately or shall i give it up. thx indeed for your prompt reply.
May 31, 2017 at 23:39
If you submit immediately you might still get a chance.
May 31, 2017 at 23:47
Thanks a lot Simon. Blessed
June 1, 2017 at 00:37
Hi brit, i am winner with three kids(single mom). my sponsor is delaying on…i have another sponsor on line….
1. does it matter how much money he makes as long as he meets the poverty guideline?
For example he has a kid and makes 40K…so according to the poverty guideline 32 should be enough to sponsor me and my three kids.
2. Am I safe to change my my sponsor?
June 1, 2017 at 01:08
1. THat’s fine.
June 5, 2017 at 16:55
I have seen that I am appointed on July 6/2017 for an interview,but it says “The system is unable to process your request. Please try again later. ORA-28001: the password has expired” When I tried again for printing the schedule. What happens to my schedule please?
On the other hand, should I write a confirmation letter to KCC or Embassy as i am ready to be there at the day of Interview/
June 5, 2017 at 18:16
Like the message says – “Please try again later”. Try tomorrow.
June 1, 2017 at 16:26
As we all know we have to wait and see ,but Brit only about 10 days are remaining for next vb and the current cases of Nepal are UpTo 6400. mine case is 699* according to your experience let it be a guess of yours which may be accurate for next month vb so plz Brit reply something about my case is this will be touched or not in upcoming VB ? (only guess if it will not exact no problem dude)
June 1, 2017 at 17:46
I have told you – I don’t have a prediction. That won’t change, no matter how often you ask me.
June 3, 2017 at 03:53
Guess: 6400+500 maximum, means.6900. You will be current in August.
June 2, 2017 at 18:16
I got married after winning lottery and added my spouse by unlocking ds260 and submitted the forms of both of us. I got my second letter without spouse name and I emailed embassy putting that query. In that email I mentioned mine and spouse’s detail. But embassy reopened my file and added another form of my spouse.. in ds260 summary there are two forms of my spouse. One is shown as completed and another one says incomplete. I am panicking, what am I supposed to do in this situation.. waiting for your helpful suggestion.
June 2, 2017 at 18:31
You cannot remove the second form for your spouse. So – as long as the one that is completed is accurate – you are fine – no need to do anything.
June 2, 2017 at 18:36
I just completed the second form of my spouse added by embassy filling exactly the same information I filled up in first form. Will that cause any problem?
Thank you so much for your helpful suggestions.
June 2, 2017 at 19:41
Hi Brit, can you send me the link to your page about interview experience…i am preparing for my interview. Thanks in advance
June 2, 2017 at 19:43
June 2, 2017 at 23:52
First, thank you for the time you spend to answer our, questions!
I am 2015 lottery winner that unfortunately could not get my green card. I am student in the U.S., and I remember you introduced me a valuable forum for AOS process. My question is :
Do you know any good website or forum, like that one you introduced me, about NIW process?
Thank you gain!
June 3, 2017 at 04:58
Honestly – no I don’t know of a forum with the same level of help that people get here, or in the immigration.com forum.
June 3, 2017 at 05:58
Hi Brit, on my school certificate….it has my picture, correct first name, correct middle name but on my last name at the end of the name they have a Y instead of A….just that one letter…is that going to be an issue?
June 3, 2017 at 14:43
June 3, 2017 at 08:44
is there still hope for 75** from Nepal?
June 3, 2017 at 14:42
Your guess is as good as mine. So -wait and see.
June 4, 2017 at 16:30
June 3, 2017 at 10:17
Dear brit. I am an administrative process after my visa was approved 33 days ago . Now travel baan is in the superema court. Either the two group will win the batle. If the administratin wins how do you think my case is affected knowing that I am from somalia?
June 3, 2017 at 14:32
I am not going to speculate on the outcome or the affects. Wait and see.
June 3, 2017 at 15:41
Hello Brit my Interview Is in this week and i Can’t arive my interview location so i want to Make Reschedule so
1-When Can i Send emil embassy
June 3, 2017 at 15:50
1. I don’t know their opening hours.
2. Contact them and see what they can do.
June 3, 2017 at 20:24
Hello Brit, thank you for everything!
This time I just give you information about changing visa interview.
1. My interview was originally assigned on Apr.3, 2017.
2. I took an Medical Exam on Mar. 13, 2017.
3. Chest X-Ray suggested TB and had to take Sputum Smears and
Cultures test. Those took 8 weeks, so I cancelled interview on Apr.3.
4. I recieved results of those tests on May16 and requested change of
interview date from Apr. 3 to May 30, through embassy web site.
5. On May 17, I was announced my new interview date had been set
on May 30 at Tokyo in Japan.
6. My interview went well and I recieved IV on June 1.
June 3, 2017 at 20:38
Hello Brit me again
I have one more question please
My wife has a interview next month
But im in the US and on ds260 for myself I’ve put that im in US and want to do interview in US, how should i procede for myselfe should i wait till she finish interview or i have to file a i-485 ?
(I came by B1 visa in Us and overstayed)
June 3, 2017 at 21:06
Hi Brit, can my sponsor be in Minnesota and I am going to my sister in Texas. The friend is sponsoring me because my sister didn’t make enough money to sponsor me and my three kids but my sister owns her own house in Texas.
1. Can the friend sponsor me even tho I am going to my sister in Texas?
2. When I get visa, can i go straight to my sister in Texas instead of going to the sponsor in Minnesota?
June 3, 2017 at 22:52
June 3, 2017 at 22:51
You are making a terrible mess of things because you think you don’t have to abide by the laws. Really. You will not be able to file an I-485 since you are out of status. As you are overstaying, you might be accruing enough illegal presence to get a 3 year or 10 year ban. You should leave the US as soon as possible, and interview with your wife.
June 4, 2017 at 05:26
Dear Brit i abide by the laws, throw all of my life, i didn’t do that just from my wish to stay, and i can’t go back right now…
I was hoping for any good advise.
But anyhow thank you very much because we got a lot of useful information from you
June 4, 2017 at 05:41
Telling you to leave the country before you make your position much worse IS good advice!!
June 4, 2017 at 04:55
Hello brit..couples of year ago i went to south korea n never been there after i returned to my country..i had police report from embassy in my country..is it ok to hav old one or am i supposed to make a new one ??
June 4, 2017 at 05:43
Sometimes they will accept the old one – but a new one reduces the risk.
June 4, 2017 at 11:57
Thanks simon…it’ll cross one year on july 6 n my interview is on july 17..anyways thank u so much for ur effort sir
June 5, 2017 at 02:19
Hlo sir how are you?
My cn AS60## from Nepal
Interview date- July 13
I have done my medical and made the police clearence report on 30th may and my query is
1) Is it too early that i made the police report?
2)In my police report there is written as “the applicant has no any criminal record till 30th may” so i am guessing that CO wants the updated PCR,so that could happen or what may happen in ur experience sir?? TYSM
June 5, 2017 at 02:46
2. That is fine. Relax.
June 5, 2017 at 05:39
Dear Mr Simion,
Thanks for your consistency on supporting us.
I am going to attend interview on July 03 ADD. And my question is:
The the day and month of birth on my marriage certificate slightly shifted due to calender conversion but it’s correct version is written by Ethiopia calander.
Should I have to change the certificate?
I thought its better to present this 8 years old certificate with birth date errors rather than the new replacement just to avoid suspicion. Why do you think?
June 5, 2017 at 07:27
Sorry, I mean what do you think?
June 5, 2017 at 13:45
It’s fine as it is… relax.
June 5, 2017 at 09:29
1) I have traveled to three countries for a few days in the last two years accomplish my company assignment and missed to insert this information on DS260 will that have an issue? as i have stayed in the hotel in all three countries for few days?
2) Again a year before my company has requested me to travel to Europe for a company assignment, However the request of our company has been rejected by the embassy and the embassy has made on my passport rejections sign on it and will this create negative impression on C.O?
Thank you Simon
June 5, 2017 at 13:32
June 5, 2017 at 14:20
I am 2017 Dv selectee 2017AF00018xxx I was appointment for interview in Nairobi Kenya for may,25 2017 but I was ask them change my interview location to Abu Dhabi and they reply me 1st to ask Us Embassy Abu Dhabi to allow. I am tried many times to contact them only auto reply me not any answer and they are not gave answer in phone what can I do, will back to Kenya Embassy or how I contact them my 1st appointment already pass I need help
June 5, 2017 at 18:40
You have to do what they told you. I can’t help with that. Rescheduling isn’t always easy – and I advise people to keep the appointment KCC scheduled. Now you have to keep trying.
June 5, 2017 at 16:18
We have already got 2NL for July interview. Yesterday i was checking status again at https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ but it is throwing error. We already have 2 NL but i am just curious why they have removed our 2NL from this website. Is it normal or something else.
June 5, 2017 at 18:24
System problem. Like the message says – “Please try again later”. Try tomorrow.
June 5, 2017 at 16:38
When i went to see if i get my 2Nls.
I see this “The system is unable to process your request. Please try again later. O*****: the password has expired”
1) what means by this?
June 5, 2017 at 18:22
Like the message says – “Please try again later”. Try tomorrow.
June 5, 2017 at 18:44
But what be mean by password has expired?
June 5, 2017 at 18:57
It is to do with their system, not your case!
June 8, 2017 at 02:51
Hello sir I came to usa on friday. My question is do I need to apply to get ssn or it came to my address…..if I need to apply from when should I apply? Tq u sir
June 8, 2017 at 04:12
There is a question in the DS260 to answer whether you wanted USCIS to apply for you. If you chose yes, the SSN should just arrive in about 2 to 3 weeks. Otherwise go to the local SSA office.
June 9, 2017 at 02:41
hello simon plz i have question but not about dv lottery iam 30 years old my mother live in usa she just got her green card f she want take me there how much time it takes?? and what is the setup that she must do plz answer me
June 9, 2017 at 05:22
It will take many years – she cannot sponsor you until she is a citizen (5 years) and then there will be a waiting period of several more years.
June 9, 2017 at 03:06
Hi again brit. I sumbted dv260 in 10may. My case number is 2****
1)i have chance for 2nls
2)when send 2nls in this mounth almost???
I m so nervous and thanks
June 9, 2017 at 05:22
June 9, 2017 at 09:26
No im in dv2017
June 9, 2017 at 14:15
So you submitted very late – but you should get an interview. Just wait and see.
June 9, 2017 at 18:49
When usc send 2nls in this mounth?
June 10, 2017 at 14:45
Read the article above.
June 10, 2017 at 16:11
The late case like me should request a 2nls
The late case how many time need for send 2nls
And thanks so so much brit but i m so nervus
June 10, 2017 at 16:39
I already answered you.
June 10, 2017 at 16:59
100% i will have a answer (2nls) ??
if i have a problem in dv260 or i refused by kcc he send me imail?
June 9, 2017 at 05:48
Hi Brit, can I submit DV for my cousin? He have no internet?
June 9, 2017 at 14:05
June 9, 2017 at 09:04
Hi Brit sir,
i have got the visa and i am travelling to US on 15th June but i am not travelling to the address where.my sponsor is will it be problem sir,
June 9, 2017 at 14:13
June 9, 2017 at 22:49
Hi Simon, how are you?
I am traveling to US in September with my resident visa 😉
I save some money (more than 10 K, quantity which is the maximum to travel by plane) and I need to know what is the best and legal way to transfer it.
I have a check account in US with some money. A friend of mine have an account in US too with money to transfer directly to my account and I give the same money in my country before to travel to US. Is it possible? Do you think is the best option? Need I to declare that money in the US and pay taxes for it?
Transfer money from the bank in my country to US is so expensive and I was reading about some companies which do the same but the % is so high. What do you recommend?
Thanks in advance.
June 10, 2017 at 14:35
June 11, 2017 at 10:47
Hi Brit how are you?
The time I was studying ,my school name was vahaki now it is changed to wahaki .Does it matter ,if yes what should I do to support my document?
June 11, 2017 at 15:09
June 13, 2017 at 11:32
June 13, 2017 at 11:33
How can i apply for second time?
Is that possible?
June 13, 2017 at 13:39
Only once per year.
June 13, 2017 at 14:19
Good morning Simon, We were selected on the DV-2017 but We sent our ds260 on may 09 this year, our case is 18xx…Do you believe that we will receive the notification for the interview. thank you…..our status only says..At NVC
June 13, 2017 at 14:26
I beg your pardon , my case is SA18XX
June 13, 2017 at 14:31
June 13, 2017 at 18:15
June 16, 2017 at 14:49
Am somali i had my interview in Djibouti embassy on 30 April form that time am still AP and itis al most 46 days. So my question is.
1. Would I expect to get result before 60 days as they mention in their website saying it can solve with in 60 days or can it take beyond 60 days
2. What can be probability we can get visa since we are somali and still there is appeals in the court’s
3.what about if I send an email.
June 16, 2017 at 17:46
1. It can take longer.
2. The travel ban is not in effect – so no change to your probabilities.
3. Waste of time.
June 16, 2017 at 19:41
My interview Mid July,
I finished my grade 9,10,12 authenticated, and all important documents!!!
But On my degree results pepper there is semester little problem ,
I ask the college to Solve the problem, they told me it takes more than a month,
Q 1,if I leave my degree on my interview can effect?
Q, can I take with my documents with out authentication?
GOD BLESS YOU!!!
June 16, 2017 at 19:50
1. Possibly. Take the document with the error to the interview . If they need to see the fixed version there will be a delay.
2. Depends on procedures in your country – so I don’t know.
June 16, 2017 at 20:49
Thanks for reply!
I’m completel 12 graduate,
Degree is important in interview?
June 16, 2017 at 21:26
June 17, 2017 at 18:28
Hi Brit, I have interview and medical check-up coming up…. one of my three kid has a bruise and A Tear skin on the head that started two weeks ago…i have take him to the doctor.
1. is that going to be a problem?
2. do I need to change my interview date until he feels better?
3. What could happen?
June 17, 2017 at 18:43
2. Of course not.
3. He could get better.
June 19, 2017 at 15:30
can someone be disqualified when ds 260 has been submitted and he cant get 2NL AS a disqualification reason
June 19, 2017 at 16:38
No. KCC don’t disqualify cases.
June 21, 2017 at 08:26
June 19, 2017 at 16:36
is there any specific documents needed to give the visa officers at the embassy in Monrovia? i notice that most people are not getting their visa in Liberia base on what the visa officers term as they don’t trust the official documents from the various ministries and agancies. Like wedding certificate.
June 19, 2017 at 17:07
Check the embassy specific instructions, but also read the reciprocity page for Liberia. It explains why documents are not trusted and how the COs can take steps to verify the documents presented.
June 19, 2017 at 19:29
Hi Brit, I just received my i-34 from the sponsor. I have interview coming up with my three children.
I am going to my sister in Texas but my sponsor is my sisters friend in different state because he makes more money…my question on page 4 question 38 he marked ” I do not intend” then on page 8 he wrote ……i will see to the provision of housing, work, transportation, and schooling for the children, I will see to this for five years.
1. Since he is in different state he mark I do not intend. Is that going to be a problem?
2. Do I need a different sponsor?
June 19, 2017 at 22:26
It should be OK as it is.
June 20, 2017 at 23:12
My wife is a dv winner as she has all the academic certificates along with transcript. me, I have all certificates but don’t I don’t have transcript of class 12 ,does it reject our Visa? Up
June 21, 2017 at 02:13
June 28, 2017 at 02:01
Hello Brit thanks for all the help you have provided to us
I dont even know how to pay you back
I just checked my Visa Status and it has been “Issued” and printed
Now i know whats next for me is when i will travel and my USCIS Fee
1) i want to know how much it(green card) cost for DV winners
2) How to pay it
June 28, 2017 at 02:51
1. $220 per person.
2. The embassy will provide details with your passport/visa
July 18, 2017 at 13:37
which case number for DV2017 are currently going for interview in AF region. my friend with CN 40*** Completed on 29th may
July 18, 2017 at 13:38
All AF cases (apart from Egypt high case numbers) are current.
July 18, 2017 at 13:45
kindly the word current means
July 18, 2017 at 14:03
Able to get an interview.
August 7, 2017 at 06:48
Hi Brit how r you?
My sponsor letter doesn’t have signature of my sponsor .shall I request for new one or that letter without having signature also work?
August 7, 2017 at 12:26
It is meaningless without the signature.
August 19, 2017 at 16:03
Hi Brit, I arrived to Texas yesterday…how long do I have to wait to request social security Card?
August 19, 2017 at 16:17
On the DS260, there was a question about this. You may have asked them to apply on your behalf.
August 21, 2017 at 05:42
I did ask them to apply on my behalf…how long will it take to receive my social security card? I’m just curious on the estimate time.
August 21, 2017 at 05:53
2 to 3 weeks.
October 28, 2017 at 00:12
Hi Brit ,
Finally my wife is in USA I would like to thank you for your help.As we got married after receiving second letter ,I decided to send her single .now I need to apply so how long it takes to get my Visa from date of application ?
2 ) We haven’t done marriage certificate so she is coming to Nepal for that ,can we apply from USA embassy or must put application from USA?
October 28, 2017 at 00:49
I don’t know much about that process – but it will take about two years.