2NLs are starting to be sent for February interviews (DV2020). Please note – I am saying STARTING to be sent, some 2NLs will be sent right up until the end of the month.
Please also understand that 2NLs are only sent to cases which are current, had submitted their DS260 so that processing has been completed on that AND they have sent their documents some time ago (before the beginning of this month). If someone only sent their documents in the last week or two, that was probably not in enough time to get on the list to be scheduled this month.
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 or anyone else 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 not 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 (especially as I have repeated this information many times before and a couple of times in this article).
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.
If you want to know more about the 2NL – you can watch this video
January 17, 2020 at 14:41
hey man , i need to ask you from your logical conclusion and previous experience that how much consular officers at the embassy tolerant to mistaken informations filled on the Original entry and DS-260 (like place of birth)….but all my documents and submitted DS form have similar information…thanks.
January 17, 2020 at 17:18
As long as they don’t suspect fraud, there is a good chance of forgiving a simple mistake during the entry.
January 18, 2020 at 07:32
you are great brit…. one more thing the address that i’ve entered for my sponsor is changed and my attorney told me it’ll be Changed at the embassy during the interview … is that right?
January 18, 2020 at 19:45
You can change it at the interview, yes.
January 29, 2020 at 15:51
I am principal applicant and I just had my interview but since i missed to carry along original birth certificate of my wife (derivative) but only submitted notarized birth certificate and they told me my case will be kept in pending and asked me to submit those document to document collection center. I have submitted as well and i believe they will be sending to embassy.
Just wanted to have your expertise here that what would happen in my case or what would be next step. Please advise.
January 29, 2020 at 17:15
Once you give the embassy the document you wait for them to process the case. The time can be a few days to several weeks.
January 30, 2020 at 05:49
Thanks for the response. Hopefully, this will not disqualify me.
February 4, 2020 at 16:47
FYI, Got an email with instructions to submit passports for further processing and have already submitted and waiting for next phase. Could you please provide your expertise how long would it normally take.
February 4, 2020 at 19:11
I already answered that!
January 31, 2020 at 06:23
What do you think about interview evolution in Cameroon.
Is it moving slowly or faster there?
Am AF36XXX and praying to be current for April .
January 31, 2020 at 17:32
The progress is by region. The AF pace is about right.
February 3, 2020 at 05:20
Hello Britison I keep on checking the instructions given on my 2nl and the website hasn’t open it keep on saying This site can’t be reached
http://www.dvselectee.state.gov’s server IP address could not be found.
February 3, 2020 at 17:17