People have started receiving their 2NLs for May 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.
If you have received your 2NL – please take a moment to reply to this post and add your region/case number range PLUS the date of submission and whether you unlocked at any point. This helps me gauge the backlog and DS260 processing times. Whilst cases are mostly current, the date of DS260 submission will mean that some cases will not be scheduled for May interviews, and will wait until a later month. The progress in DS260 submissions was not as fast as I expected last month, so I am keen to see where we have got to.
**** Update ****
It seems like most DS260 submissions in up to November have made it into the May interviews. There are even a few December cases – so that represents very good progress…
April 22, 2017 at 07:49
we shall attend the interview appointment on 4th may 2017 so our case consist me and also my wife.
indeed my spouse she can’t speak English perfectly so while we shall meet the interview can we ask the embassy to attend our native language.
April 22, 2017 at 18:40
English is preferred, but may people interview in local languages.
April 23, 2017 at 09:25
My interview is on 4th May Nairobi.l have a challenge below
Am currently in doha so l will be late for the medicals.since l was given an exit permit for 26th April
The principal applicant has not yet undergone the medicals since there is a huge backlog of guys waitin
Should we postpone or just appear for the interview
April 23, 2017 at 15:16
Personally I would appear for the interview, and the whole case will be on hold (AP). Once the medical is submitted they will complete the case.
April 26, 2017 at 16:07
In my Job are asking me that if I can travel in june 3 days to Spain for a bussines trip.
If my visa is aproved next 11 may, I can travel in june without problems?
April 26, 2017 at 16:18
thanks for your answer!
April 26, 2017 at 16:30
Normally the passport is returned within a week or two of an approved interview. However, if your case needs AP – that can take longer.
April 30, 2017 at 19:38
Hello guys we changed passport after the interview Is there any problem please reply and what are your suggestions to tell the embassy USA
Our state still pending from 1dec2016
Please help us
April 30, 2017 at 21:54
Just contact the embassy and give them the new passports.
May 1, 2017 at 16:36
Thanks a lot
May 1, 2017 at 13:19
hi dear brit and thanks to make such a wonderful blog to help us .
i have interview on 4 may 2017 and the embassy ask me to Schedule Appointment before i attend the interview . and now in this form they asked me for priority date and i want to ask where i can find my priority date on my interview appointment ?
May 1, 2017 at 13:20
You don’t have a priority date – that is for other types of case.
May 1, 2017 at 16:18
i am a DV lottery case , and when i want to make registeration at this adress https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/updateprofile there is an option and they ask for my priority date .this form is a part of consulate requirments document .and one more question : i do not have non of my family member in us to file my I-134, Affidavit of Support . so can i make my own personal funds ? my father is ready to support me even he is not us resident . can he do it ?
May 1, 2017 at 19:07
You don’t have a priority date. If their system needs that date contact them to ask what to enter.
The I-134 has to be completed by a US resident. If you want to show personal funds you can do – but a recent large deposit needs to be explained. Read this:
May 4, 2017 at 13:33
Thank you for all your help. I would like to tell you about my interview experience.
I went today with my husband, I had all the documents they asked for so submitted those and was called for the interview. There were two interviewers, One was very calm and polite and the other one was quite blunt. Unfortunately we got the blunt one, He had doubts my husband and I got married after I won the lottery however we got married in 2015 and I won the lottery in 2016. Anyway finally he was convinced. The only document missing was my husbands digital birth certificate so he asked us to submit it as soon as we can. We have already requested for the certificate and will submit our passports and the birth certificate by early next week. Ill write back to you when we have the visa till than I wish you a blessed week 🙂
May 7, 2017 at 10:46
Hello Sir, I hope you are well. I am the winner of the 2017 American Lottery from Yemen. I met in Malaysia on 1 December 2016 and so far I am still in administrative proceedings. I want you to tell me what to do
What is the longest period of administrative procedures?
May 7, 2017 at 14:31
AP can last a long time – all you can do is wait.
May 8, 2017 at 16:26
Dear Britsimon, my stutus is an administrative processing for 8 days after our visa was approved . During that time there was two times update since you told that updates during that is useless in one of your posts then what does the updates mean really? and what is the expectation since i was not nottified no document missing and the interview was succeasful and have approvel letter Many thanks
May 11, 2017 at 06:27
I hav my interview on the 12 of May in yaounde embassy cameroon
And my Uncle in u.s sent me his annual tax report forms and his photocopy of his green card to take along side w me
At the embassy instead of affidavit .is it like that?
May 11, 2017 at 13:54
That will be OK
May 11, 2017 at 10:08
Is it ok like that sir??
May 12, 2017 at 23:12
I and My wife are going for view very soon.
Question: my wife is carrying my last name. Do we need any documents for change of name?
She was born as KORTO KOLLIE but now carrying KORTO KOLLIE FORPHAH.
Birth certificate is- KORTO KOLLIE
Marriage certificate is- KORTO KOLLIE FORPHAH.
May 13, 2017 at 04:44
The marriage cert is proof of the name change.
May 18, 2017 at 13:42
Hello sir BritSimon I hope your very fine
I have question
In the question of administrative procedures for the names of brothers and sons and former wives I wrote my wife’s current name and did not know that they asked my former wife knowing that she was my only wife and I had never married her. Is there any problem please help
May 18, 2017 at 14:32
Morning Sir, I can’t remember what our last conversation was but I want confirm that I was successful. Visa is issued. Thank you.
May 18, 2017 at 15:12
May 18, 2017 at 15:08
I have no idea what you are asking. Make it clear.
May 20, 2017 at 07:33
I just received my visa today.they instructed us to check if there’s any mistake we shd bring.on checking mine I realise an error in my visa w the month of birth 26/8/1988 instead of 26/7/1988. I complain to them they took it for correction.hope this won’t cause a problem w my visa ?
May 20, 2017 at 14:20
Talk to the embassy.
May 20, 2017 at 14:24
They hV taken it for correction in the embassy.Hope this won’t cause me a delay??
May 20, 2017 at 10:15
Hello everyone I would like sharing with all of you our interview experience from USA embassy in RD.congo Kinshasa.
First, I would like to thank the creator of the heaven and earth for everything he does for us he always be there in any moment. thank you Lord for all you have done for us I’m wordless to you almighty.
Britsimon I’m not Good in English we speak French in Congo but you are the man I’m wordless to say about your works you’re godsend thanks you Lord for providing a man like this in this world for us God bless you in all you doing Brit.
We fill up ds-260 on 25 Nov2016 We got 2NL 28 March 2017 and the interview was for 02 May 2017 We reached at the embassy at 6:45am we stayed on the line till 7:30am they opened up security entrance. We were called at the check point they checked our passport. They gave us token number we were working according to that token and led us on waiting room. After 10 to 15 min We were called at the 1st window for pay out as we were couple we paid 660$, after that we waited about 20min they called us at 2nd widows for checking all our paperwork. 1. Passport 2. ID photos 3. Police Clearance 4. High school certificate 5. Marriage certificate 6. Birth certificate All documents must have a copy of it So we waited about 15 to 20min we got called from interview room we met C.O was a man he called my wife name because she was the main applicate. My scan her finger prints and me too finger prints and my wife arose her for oath. He only asked my wife 2 questions and me 1 questions as Britsimon always said to be relax and say truth. C.O: when and where did you guys met? My wife:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx C.O: when did you get married???? My wife:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx C.O : sir what makes you to got married with her Me:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx That’s all as we had not medical report he gave us a blue paper wrote on add medical report and he told us the embassy will be open from Monday to Thursday at 4:00pm if you get medical reports come and add it anytime thanks, it was less than 3 min. We have got our passport with visa on it now we planning to fly this next week Thanks a lot Britsimon for all your amazing job you’ve done for us may all mighty bless you in all.
May 31, 2017 at 08:21
interview was in December 2016 and so far I have not received the visa and my medical examination has expired. What should I do if I wait or tell the embassy that I will be re-examined?
May 31, 2017 at 13:21
Once AP finishes they will ask you to renew the medical. Wait for their instruction.
June 27, 2017 at 10:43
Hello britsimon I hope you are very very fine
I have question
The embassy asked for the names of my brothers and I gave them the names of my brothers in full but I did not specify that the big brother my brother from the father just because his age is close to the age of my mother Is there any problem Help me
Note: I sent information to embassy by email
June 27, 2017 at 14:26
You were asked for their names and chose to hide one brother?? I don’t understand why you think that would be OK!!
June 30, 2017 at 02:21
Hello BritSimon, It is great to have such website. You are great , great people always do great things.
Biometrics , fee payment and medical finished ,just waiting for interview .
If within Sept 2017 there is no response
What will be the case , dismissed or carry on
Please let us know thank you so much.
June 30, 2017 at 02:45
DV2017 cases only have until September 30th to be approved. After that, the case is effectively cancelled.