People are now receiving their 2NLs for October interviews – the first month of DV2017!! 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.

***Update**** Based on comments and feedback it seems that interviews have only been scheduled for cases (CURRENT CASES) that were submitted up to around late May. Some late May and most June submissions will not get an October interview, even if their case number is current. This is exactly as I predicted previously, so it is not a surprise. We can expect that “backlog” to continue to the next few months, and I will monitor the progress and update you as I can. Roughly speaking, I would expect those cases (CURRENT CASES!) submitted around late May to mid June to get November interviews, late June/early July submissions to get December and so on until the backlog is cleared.

Good luck for those of you in DV2017!!!