People are now receiving their 2NLs for November 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. Last month it was clear that cases submitted later than mid May had a chance not to be scheduled because of backlog on DS260 processing. We will see how far that backlog has been handled.
*** Update 9/21/2016 ***
Based on feedback received it looks like the majority of cases that are being scheduled have submission dates up to late May. Because not all cases take the same time to process, some current cases submitted in early June might have been scheduled and some current cases submitted in mid to late May might NOT be scheduled. That is all “normal” and in line with what I expected. Nothing to panic about. If you were expecting an interview scheduled but now find you missed the November interviews, that is fine – it simply means you will be interviewed later. That is not a problem, the Green Cards are the same Green Cards, so please – R E L A X!