People have started receiving their 2NLs for November 2017 interviews.This 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.
September 25, 2017 at 09:24
I have some more critical questions:
My friend as one of the applicants for the 2016 lottery year has came across a very confusing respond when he was checking out his selection status on May 2017!
He found out that his case was undergoing still for further processing and he’ll get respond later that but no touchable improvements reached so far, so he was nether selected nor rejected for the year of 2018!
1. Please may you give out your view point on this complicated matter ?
2.What tips would you like to give him ?
3. Can he apply for the 2019 lottery on October 2017?
September 25, 2017 at 13:41
I don’t understand what you are explaining.
September 25, 2017 at 09:38
anyone who did his/her interview recently from Nairobi embassy,do they want verification letter from KNEC offices?
September 25, 2017 at 16:41
Is this number safe AF00048xxx? Plz tel me
September 25, 2017 at 17:07
September 25, 2017 at 16:44
Maybe someone can chime in on my situation. My wife was selected for DV2018. Given her case number we may expect to have an interview in December or January. In the same time I am close to receiving H1B visa, and my employeer has an option to relocate us in November. Will it be possible / feasible to transfer an interview from my home country to US after I receive 2NL or is it safer to wait till the end of the year, do the interview in my home country and relocate after that. Thank you for any advice.
September 25, 2017 at 17:10
The simplest approach would be to perform the interview in your home country. But you could switch to an AoS process in the USA.
The spreadsheet on the first post of the thread linked below has good info to compare the two methods and understand the process.
September 26, 2017 at 08:05
Thank you. That’s a great thread.
September 25, 2017 at 17:44
hi brit.I was dating this guy for 3 years i won dv lottery we got married we took the cards.He countinued on being abusive to me and jealous so i decided to divorce him .My question is will i be affected by this will my status be affected or his?
September 27, 2017 at 08:06
Sorry! I mean,
Someone applied for the DV 2018 on October 2016, then while he was searching to check his selection status on May 2017 he realized that he had neither been selected nor rejected instead he was told that his case was under process yet!!
Your advices pleas?
September 27, 2017 at 12:16
There are only two statuses. Selected or not selected.
September 27, 2017 at 11:48
Hi Brit! I would like to know wether the COs focus on marks and/or general average when checking the High School Diploma and Transcripts. I am worring a lil’ bit cause I had 05/20 in Maths but I had 12.99/20 as general average.
I read Ghana people dicussing about marks in the High School Transcripts.
Please explain your experience about that topic.
September 27, 2017 at 12:21
Yes they consider the grades. I don’t know specifics for Ghana, but you can read this recent comment, which may or may not be accurate.
September 27, 2017 at 12:09
Dear Brit! How much can a visa bulletin for December come for Europe?
September 27, 2017 at 12:18
I don’t know.
September 27, 2017 at 18:32
I request your advice for two queries below:
1. My interview schedule is early Nov. I filled single in DS260 and getting married in last week of Oct. Is it possible to include my spouse for Visa?
2. If yes, do I need to update DS260 with my spouse details? Or shall I bring my spouse with relevant documents direct in interview?
September 27, 2017 at 20:10
Is there any chance 2nl on September 30 ??? Dv 2018
September 27, 2017 at 20:14
September 28, 2017 at 21:10
Hi britt, thks for ur help on this site,I have two questions
1)I have been booked for interview in Nov,I filled my ds260 as single but got married on the 2nd of Sept, do I need to contact the embassy abt my new status?
2)Do I need to go the interview with my husband and all the prove and suppo
rting docs to show is legitimate?
Pls I need ur reply.
September 28, 2017 at 21:20
1. Very foolish to leave that so late – but yes – contact them.
September 29, 2017 at 02:08
I have a question, my sister won the Dv2018 and her case number is actually 2018AF13XX instead of 2018AF1234 that I sent you in my previous message and we live in US precisely in Seattle Washington, so She want to adjust her status and we just wanna know if when can she send her documents(form I-485 ect…) to USCIS??? We just wanna know the perfect time according to her case number??? Thanks
September 29, 2017 at 02:43
September 29, 2017 at 03:51
Thanks for your answer and I have another question? I just wanna know what is the 2NLs??? And also Is that required for the people who plan to adjust their status in US??? If yes how does it look like??? Thanks
September 29, 2017 at 04:06
2NLs concern CP interviews – not aos/.
September 29, 2017 at 04:13
Thanks a lot for your help
September 29, 2017 at 14:24
Is the program going to container after September 30, 2017
September 29, 2017 at 15:56
The DV lottery program will continue., But DV2017 will end tomorrow.
September 29, 2017 at 15:33
I got 2NL. Thank you very much for all your help.
One thing I would like to ask is that
I have hypothyroidism and my spouse has stomach ulcer. Should we tell or not?
Or will we get rejected if we tell this?
September 29, 2017 at 15:53
Those will not cause disqualification. Dishonesty will.
September 30, 2017 at 10:51
Me ,my husband and kids won the DV and we submitted in May. When do think we’ll get our 2NLs for interview?
September 30, 2017 at 16:48
October 3, 2017 at 20:21
Hi Brit can u comment on the AF numbers who received their 2nls out of the 8600 for November? Am asking this because i think it turned out that out of the 8500 for October not everyone received the 2nl hence the slight increase of just a 100 for the month of November interviews to allow the remaining numbers and the added numbers to be scheduled for interviews.
October 3, 2017 at 22:18
Some people under 8600 who submitted their DS260s late will be interviewed later, once their form is processed. It’s that simple.
October 6, 2017 at 13:24
Hello BritSimon, is there upcoming visa bulletin Oct 9-15
October 6, 2017 at 13:50
Just like every month, yes…
October 10, 2017 at 15:22
dear Brit, thank you for your support since the first time.
I have one question for you. My husband is a principal applicant and he wants to go USA alone after we recieve visa and me and my two boys wants to follow him after four months. Is there be any problem for me and our kids?
October 10, 2017 at 19:22
No – as long as you enter before the expiry date of your visas.
October 17, 2017 at 22:32
Will illegal work in US (mentioned in DS260) cause disqualification ?
October 17, 2017 at 22:50
June 24, 2018 at 18:26
The excel sheet under biometric says, “…however, you may try to walking-in – i.e. going in before your scheduled appointment.” Does it matter how early? How early would you advise to walk-in before scheduled date?
June 24, 2018 at 22:18
I suggest AOS questions are asked on the AOS thread where the spreadsheet is hosted.
June 25, 2018 at 04:05
Ok! Will do this right now. Thanks.