2NLs are starting to be sent for April interviews (DV2019).
Some people previously got 2NL emails but then had to wait days or even a couple of weeks before the interview letter showed on the ESC page. Other people waited until the beginning of the following month to get their 2NLs and ESC page update. So – be patient, stay calm. Some physicians won’t schedule the medicals unless you have the 2NL in hand, BUT there is plenty of time before these interviews, no need to stress out!
VERY IMPORTANT. 2NLs will be sent during the remainder of the month. If you do not get yours today – no need to freak out, just wait. There is no need to ask me about specific regions or countries, assume any country or region could have 2NLs as late as the last day of the month (last day in the USA, not where you live).
Also, you will not get the 2NL if you have not submitted your DS260 AND your documents to KCC AND your case number is current (lower than the VB number for your region). If ANY of those three things are not true you will not get the 2NL, and there is no need to ask me about that – it should be clear.
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. You log in to the ESC page with your original confirmation code (from when you entered the lottery.
February 25, 2019 at 08:15
Hello sir, do anyone here from As region nepal got their 2Nls.my cn is AS28** current on jan.got documents valid email on jan 29.i jst wonder do anyone here in this blog from nepal got their 2NLS. THANK YOU SIR
February 25, 2019 at 14:53
I don’t know.
March 1, 2019 at 17:38
I got my 2nd letter which is current for April, my cn is 40xx.
February 25, 2019 at 15:21
what should be your forecast for EU about visa bulletin for May , are the numbers will be above EU 21 000 , 22 000 ?
February 25, 2019 at 21:30
I don’t have a forecast.
February 25, 2019 at 18:55
Good evening , Brit ! I received email saying my document complete on 8 January…but I didnt received 2nl !!! I am current in january my case is AF 10XXX . when do you think I will receive 2nl…in april or may?? Thanks a lot
February 25, 2019 at 21:38
I don’t know.
February 26, 2019 at 16:34
Wrote to KCC yesterday about 2nl
Just replied that i have been scheduled for april 8
February 26, 2019 at 08:32
my be you try checking CEAC page or dvlottery.state.gov for 2nl because i never received a mail but checked and discovered i was scheduled for april. if not, text or call KCC for an update of your situation. Just a suggestion.
February 26, 2019 at 14:10
What case number you have??
February 25, 2019 at 20:12
Wrote to KCC yesterday ( 24th) about 2nl
Just replied that i have been scheduled for april 9
Cool isn’t it ?
February 26, 2019 at 01:00
Any interview experience from Suva Embassy
February 26, 2019 at 04:25
Read the experiences, they are all very similar.
March 5, 2019 at 18:34
Hi my sister had hers in december in the Suva embassy…mine is in April….if u want u cn give me ur email and I can contact u
March 17, 2019 at 19:53
Hi I am also from Suva. Can I have your email address please
February 26, 2019 at 01:03
Dear Brit I Have 2 convictions out a same offence back in 2009/2010 for which I was fined $100 and 18 months non-custodial parole. Will it be an issue during my interview which is already scheduled.Thanks in advance
February 26, 2019 at 04:26
It depends on the crime.
February 26, 2019 at 04:34
Dear Brit, do you think AS12XXX is safe enough to be called for interview??
February 26, 2019 at 05:47
Assuming the travel ban stays in place, yes.
February 26, 2019 at 06:17
Do you think the travel ban will stay in place?
February 26, 2019 at 14:44
February 26, 2019 at 13:43
Hi Brit, thank you for your supportive sharing ideas.
I’ve some questions about DS-260
My case is AF21xxx. I born a baby after 2 months of the summation of DS-260. Now I’m confused with the baby case, the man first filled that DS is not available even to ask him about that, how could you help me please.
Thank you very much stay blessed
February 26, 2019 at 14:54
February 26, 2019 at 14:01
Hi all! 2019EU18xxx (higher than 18500). Just got mail from KCC requesting additional documents.
February 26, 2019 at 14:02
Sorry, not additional documents. Requesting to send documents according to new documents procedure…
February 26, 2019 at 22:07
Just go ahead and prepare the documents and send
February 26, 2019 at 14:35
Hi Brit. first of all I thank you really for the info. you are giving for every and each individual. I’ve some questions about DS-260.
my case number is AF21XXX
#. I’ve summited DS-260 already, but the baby has born after 2 months of the summition. my question is to unlock the my file and create for the baby the man first help me in doing this is not available, what shall I do? shall I contact any body who knows about that or shall I leave it.? has it any effect on my case?
February 26, 2019 at 14:57
February 26, 2019 at 14:58
Hi guys l’m wondering about 2nl
February 26, 2019 at 15:17
how many issues can be invited for an interview for April since the number is over 5000 issues … eu region ???
February 26, 2019 at 17:18
Probably around 1000 to 1400 interviews
February 26, 2019 at 17:42
permit me bring my enquires to you once more. my U.S sponsor has a permanent job and a good annual income that can cover me and my family. However one of the required supporting document talks of a bank statement which he can’t provide because he has invested his money for now. Will the other documents be ok excluding a bank statement? thanks
February 26, 2019 at 18:40
Yes – it is more important to show income.
February 26, 2019 at 17:58
I sent an e-mail to KCC and got my interview date for April. If your case number is current for April, I would suggest to send an e-mail to KCC. I was informed that they are going to send 2nl in 7-10 days.
February 26, 2019 at 18:41
… or people can just exercise some patience…
February 27, 2019 at 11:14
Hi send us example for your email thank you
February 26, 2019 at 18:24
Do we need to provide 1040 annual tax report for i-134 form cn we leave dat nd jst give the W2 payslip and photo id only
February 26, 2019 at 18:29
Please read the article about the I-134 in the FAQ.
February 26, 2019 at 18:44
Could you direct me to which FAQ ur referring to cause I cannot find it
February 26, 2019 at 18:46
The FAQ is linked at the top of every page.
February 26, 2019 at 18:47
Could you refer me to which FAQ ur toking bout.
February 26, 2019 at 19:51
Just received my 2nl af16******
February 28, 2019 at 11:11
Which country plz
February 26, 2019 at 19:59
Just received 2NL AF 18***
February 28, 2019 at 11:12
Which country plz
February 26, 2019 at 20:03
2NL received, AS63XX
February 26, 2019 at 20:46
When will we get the updated Ceac data?
February 26, 2019 at 21:20
February 26, 2019 at 21:08
Thank you simon for the info.
My passport and my family are valid until October 2019, and I have submitted the requested documents, but the time of the interview has not yet been determined. I must apply for the exchange of the passport and where to post the scanned documents.
February 26, 2019 at 21:22
You can attend the interview with old and new passports if needed.
February 26, 2019 at 21:58
Thanks Brits , Thank you so much for all your support . My CN # is AF16****, Just got my 2NL to night .
February 26, 2019 at 23:27
Thanks Brits, Same story here.Af34**.
Its about been Patient.
February 27, 2019 at 17:14
Hello winmi, have you beenbscheduled for an interview already?
March 1, 2019 at 18:41
For real… the patience is almost killing me
February 26, 2019 at 23:33
Thank Brits.Same story here .CN Af34**.It’s all about been patient.
February 26, 2019 at 23:47
Hi Simon…today i get 2nls, int.19.April
February 27, 2019 at 00:03
you are from albania??
February 27, 2019 at 00:30
i see 2nl for march eu region…..1000 caees are ready …but 40 % are backloge cases….60 % are new cases….new procedure has hight effect on this…….Can you givw your opinion??? you give your opinion in dv 2015,,,dv 2016,dv 2017, but NO dv 2019…….Can you told WHY???
February 27, 2019 at 01:07
The new procedure is having an impact – that is clear. Exactly what impact it will have is yet to be seen. Is it really a surprise that I cannot (or will not) try to predict the future when something like the new procedure is having such an effect?
February 27, 2019 at 07:44
Hello sir i got my 2Nls today. AS region. When i submitted my ds 260 i was in south korea and i came to my home country on jan 2019. Do i need to change my current adress in ds260. Or leave it as it is.. thank u sir
February 27, 2019 at 13:22
You can’t change the DS260 now – but you will need to update the address at the interview for receiving your passport etc..
February 27, 2019 at 14:57
I wrote to kcc to unlock my ds260 and they did it.
My ds is reopened again I haven’t resubmitted.
But I got an email from kcc for the documents saying that the processing of my DS is complete
1.is still worth to make change since they completed processing already my DS
2.i asked my best friend to sponsor me,but as she didn’t work last year due to health issues,she asked her husband to sponsor me ,can that be an issue if her husband sponsor me even if I have no friendship with him. Her husband is not from our country
February 27, 2019 at 15:10
1. That depends on whether it is a relevant change or not. Use some judgement.
2. Not a problem (they are a couple).
February 27, 2019 at 15:02
I have received 2NL . I had not included my child in the DS-260 because she is not coming with me to the USA but I have received an email instructing me to complete DS-260 for her even if she is not joining me in the USA. My DS-260 is currently locked and already at the US Embassy, what can I do? I am scheduled for an interview on 04th April.
February 27, 2019 at 15:08
Email the embassy and tell them that you will not be completing a DS260 for the child as you are not applying for a Green Card for him/her. Just remember it will take around 2 years to bring the child later.
February 27, 2019 at 22:54
I sent the mail to the US embassy because my and my wife passport is valid for last 6-7 months.Expire in September.1 and Oktober 27.I got the answer to check on https://travel.state.gov all you need you can find there.
I find this:Passport(s) valid for six months beyond the intended date of entry into the U.S. for you and each family member applying for a visa.
To make both new and bring them to the doctor and then to the embassy at the intervju?
Thx Simon God Bless You
February 27, 2019 at 23:42
Yes, you can take old and new to the interview
March 2, 2019 at 00:14
Today I received mail from the US Embassy in my country to make as soon as possible a new passport,and they will immediately open it to me dc-260 to change passport data…
February 27, 2019 at 15:08
Thank u sir.. will that be a pbm at a interview?? And how can we update current adress at interview?? Thank u
February 28, 2019 at 13:26
Hiran plz would u give me ur fb id name
February 27, 2019 at 21:56
I have a question
Taxes of which year should I request to my sponsor, 2017 or 2018? Cuz he said that 2018 taxes start at april.
I read embassy instructions and there was a new rule, that form 1040 isnt accepted anymore and the sponsor should send an Internal revenue service tax return??? Thank you
February 27, 2019 at 23:45
Most recent available with recent payslips.
February 28, 2019 at 13:49
Brit thank you for this wonderful blog.I received my 2nl today which came since the 26 of February. My interview is April 11 ,pray for success.wish you guys success ,just be Patience .
February 28, 2019 at 16:38
When update kcc data xarthius file
February 28, 2019 at 16:51
Once the data is captured – a few days after the beginning of the new month probably.
February 28, 2019 at 16:51
You can help here:
February 28, 2019 at 17:40
Hey brit.again thanks for all your help.i have a question.
1.before being selected my babys names was diff.i changed it later. i got a new name for him and hv the latest birth cert with his current name.in my ds260 i wrote it well but right now am still getting the first names that i had already changed.i hv gathered evidence to show this.that is old and new birth certs and also affidavit of the name change.will this hv a negative effect on my case?
2.my babys birth cert still has his daddys name we are not married.i also hv affidavit to show that he has accepted him to travel with me and that i am his care giver.again am i safe? thanks.
February 28, 2019 at 18:07
1. No. Just supply the full documentation you have at the interview.
2. That should be OK.
February 28, 2019 at 19:04
My question is:
– Will it be possible on your side to come forward with a detailed analysis for the 2019 because alot of high case numbers ( EU numbers ) are holding their breath as to what will happen this year.
February 28, 2019 at 19:11
I keep trying to explain this. I do not think it is wise to try and predict the final numbers when it is so obvious that the new document procedure is having a big effect. I have tried explaining the effect of the various factors, but people just don’t seem to pay attention to what I say in terms of the various factors. They latch on to one thing I say, without all the other points. So – the best answer is still – wait and see.
February 28, 2019 at 19:12
This is more or less what I said when you asked the same thing a week ago – https://britsimonsays.com/2nls-starting-to-be-sent-for-april-2019-interviews/comment-page-1/#comment-169179
February 28, 2019 at 19:29
I’m looking at 2nl for April ….. Europe has about 690 ready questions …… Can these issues be added because the scraping is not finished ??
February 28, 2019 at 19:40
For dv 2018 there was a Vb increase of 2500 numbers …. 2nl April dv 2018 were 1010 issues nearly ………………….. April 2019 increase vb 5000 numbers 2nl nearly 700 issues ready ……….. I understand why this is happening is TERRIBLE..CAN GIVE YOUR OPINION PLEASE…..I AM VERY VERY STRESFUL
February 28, 2019 at 20:23
Yes, you are very stressful. You need to relax.
You are looking at incomplete data.
February 28, 2019 at 20:20
To avoid confusion, please work on your terminology. I think you mean interviews, not issues. And you mean ready cases, not ready questions.
Now – the data is noted as being “incomplete”. That is self explanatory isn’t it?
February 28, 2019 at 19:37
Hello Brit! My case is EU 85 ** which is January. But I still haven’t received an invitation for an interior to Moscow. What do you think about this? Is this normal, or is it worth worrying?
February 28, 2019 at 20:22
Have you been asked to send, or sent your documents to KCC?
March 1, 2019 at 17:21
Yes, I sent documents to KCC in November 2018. And I also sent it at the beginning of February 2019. But everyone doesn’t send me an invitation.
March 1, 2019 at 17:28
March 1, 2019 at 00:45
Hi brit l’m stressfull haven’t received 2nl since i resend my docoments i wich is the impact CN 11***
March 1, 2019 at 05:41
Hello everyone, please captcha to see the statistics on DVcharts. There are 12k cases to solve if we solve together it will be finished at soon.
March 1, 2019 at 08:45
Permit me ask this.
Is there any problem if name order appears distorted on DS260,
In my Country, we put family name as 1st name most of the times, while the U.S naming system is the reverse.
So on the DS260 form all my daughter’s name spellings are correct but the order is not same as on her passport and birth certificate. what is your advice please.
March 1, 2019 at 17:18
That is too vague a question to answer properly. There is a FAQ entry about names, read that and follow instructions.
March 1, 2019 at 11:52
I want to compare the issuing visas of dv 2019 and and dv 2018 for that time.How can i look dv 2018 issuing visas for 1March?
March 1, 2019 at 13:26
you can see xarthius charts…monthly immigration visa………. .dv 2018 1 MARCH ISSUED 7500 VISA DV 2019 1 MARCH ISSUED 4100 VISA
March 1, 2019 at 14:01
Thank you very much,does it mean non response rate is higher than dv 2018?
March 1, 2019 at 15:44
non response rate is so little hight but new procedure have Big impact….
March 1, 2019 at 17:24
Crazy and Turan – would you PLEASE read the answer I gave to Crazy yesterday to avoid Crazy confusing himself and everyone else because he/she doesn’t bother to read my answers.
March 2, 2019 at 09:56
Thank you Brit for your endless support i received 2nl on the 26 of February. Af11xxx.
March 2, 2019 at 21:01
HI birt im a winer of 2019 LOTTRY my case number is 158XX and i have sent all the document to kccdocument but i havnet recive the 2NL i need help plz
March 2, 2019 at 22:41
When did you send the documents and what region are you?
March 3, 2019 at 11:16
i send the document 14 nov. 2018 18:27 for the region it’s Africa morroco
March 3, 2019 at 15:29
Contact KCC and ask if they have all needed documents.
March 4, 2019 at 14:58
when i call the operator she sees that the document are missing and ii have to re-send them
how long it will take to schedule a visa interview for my case
March 4, 2019 at 15:01
Well I don’t know, but certainly not before you supply all the needed documents so just focus on that!
March 3, 2019 at 07:17
So I have my interview in April and I just wanted to make sure if I have everything…so I have my high school certificate and transcripts…I have my i-134 form with the 1040 form ,w2,payslip and a photo id I have my passport ds 260 confirmation 1nl, 2nl police certificate and medical….pls remind me if I have miss out anything…
March 3, 2019 at 15:25
The instructions have a list of documents. Use that.
March 3, 2019 at 12:42
I’m not only sent my docs and ds260 was processed on time, but also when I called them on February 21, the operator has told me that my interview is being scheduled for the month of April. But!! till now still have not received the 2nl. EU region. What the heck is going on with kcc guys….
March 3, 2019 at 15:31
1. Check your ESC page.
2. Be patient.
March 3, 2019 at 13:22
HELLO STAR, how many visas can be given to europe for dv 2019 ???? Please can you do an analysis ….. ?? One and many others are looking forward to what can happen ….. thank you
March 3, 2019 at 15:32
The quota is here:
March 4, 2019 at 05:12
I won green card throughout the all process your web helped untill when I moved to USA, I m from Ireland. While I appreciate your help but to be honest I have to confess that I’m disappointed and don’t think usa is what I thought it was or would be.
Poverty is so high in usa, people begging for money are everywhere..i wonder if this is the same usa from which bill gate, Oprah and etc come from.
Unemployment is so high in usa and most Americans are dependent on food stamp and medicaid. I’m really disappointed to see so many homeless Americans.
Please can you put a section on your website where you would be warning people that poverty, unemployment and crime are high in usa and generally salaries are not even good
March 4, 2019 at 05:21
I do have articles where I have old people to do their homework before moving including picking an area which does not have high unemployment. People need to open their eyes before coming. This is a land of opportunity, but if people are expecting to come and get a free ride, this is not the place to be.
March 4, 2019 at 20:05
Which state is that..and at the same time people go to USA and be successful..both sides of the coin remember
March 5, 2019 at 07:37
Brit can you tell me EU 257** is high or ok for this year.
March 5, 2019 at 13:04
March 5, 2019 at 10:28
Anyone from Nairobi/Ethiopia thats on case AF23000 and above? Let’s connect e: mochokoro.ke at gmail.com
— Let’s share insights.
March 7, 2019 at 20:50
I had a question a few days ago I checked the ceac Visa status and it had 6 members now it has only 4 ….do I need to call the embassy and check
March 7, 2019 at 22:11
March 7, 2019 at 23:47
Ok so my son has aged out …what can I do for him …like is he likely to get a green card in 2 years under the first family preference…he is over 21
March 8, 2019 at 00:41
No it won’t be 2 years. It will be much longer than that.
March 8, 2019 at 02:23
Current wait is around 7 years.
March 8, 2019 at 04:50
HI Brit, My husband’s passport has been renewed since it was supposed to be expired in June 2019, our interview will be held in April 19. does he need to change the passport details in the 260 form. or can we just go to the interview with the new passport. Kindly advice.
March 8, 2019 at 08:02
Take both to interview.
March 8, 2019 at 09:34