This visa bulletin covers May interviews.
For those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 2 weeks from now. I know I am going to get a lot of people who will ask me this exact question – so let me say that again. 2NLs for May interviews will be sent in about two weeks time. They will include interviews for cases that have been made current in this latest visa bulletin AND backlog cases that were already current last month but the DS260 was submitted late.
The backlog seems to be massively reduced now so progress from now on can be largely due to new VB numbers, not backlog.
Read this link if you are unsure how to read the visa bulletin.
People should also read my analysis posts over the last week or so, and catch up with the CEAC data that I have published.
AFRICA – 28300(Last month 23800)
ASIA – 6850(Last month 5800)
Except Nepal – 5525(Last month 5100)
EUROPE – 28,000(Last month 24500)
OCEANIA – 1,050(Last month 950)
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN – 1020(Last month 925)
**** Update about EU and OC regions ****
The numbers published for EU and OC are somewhat ridiculous. In EU the highest case number in CEAC is 24517. There are NO CASES between 24517 and 28000. Same story in OC – highest number is 959. It seems like KCC are avoiding giving the impression that EU and OC have gone current while other regions are still going through the process. Why would they do that? Well I can only imagine it is to avoid numerous questions from regions still limited about allocating wasted visas from EU and OC to the other regions. There is a tiny chance that they could release some additional winners in EU and OC, but as of now there is NO evidence to support that hypothesis, and it is quite late in the year to inform more winners. Please Note – this would ONLY affect EU and OC, it would make no sense to release more winners in AF, AS and SA regions since there are already enough (too many) winners in those regions.
If you want to check how close these numbers are to my predictions, please check here.