The numbers are released – theses are for May interviews.


AFRICA  32,700  (Last month 30,700)

Egypt:     20900 (Last month 18,200)
Ethiopia: 25750 (Last month 22,550)

ASIA – 5275 (Last month 4725)

EUROPE – 30300 (Last month 28450)

OCEANIA – 1075 (Last month 975)

SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN – 1025 (Last month 1025)


I would not be surprised to see the SA number change in the next couple of days – although the problems in Venezuela could be driving the no increase.
Just as a matter of interest – these were my predictions from my 2NL analysis a couple of weeks ago. I think I let my “optimistic” side take over a little (although many will have thought I was being pessimistic)

AF – 34XXX to 35XXX.

EU – 32XXX to 33XXX.

AS – 53XX to 54XX.

SA – 1100 to 1150.

OC – 1050 and 1100.



If your number has become current AND your DS260 is processed, then you can expect an email in about 7 to 10 days from now. The email doesn’t have the appointment details but simply prompts you to check the ESC website where your 1NL (selected letter) will have been replaced by an appointment letter.


If you do not understand how to understand the Visa Bulletin – please read this – How to read and understand the visa bulletin.

Also please see the historical visa bulletin numbers here to compare progress this year to previous years.

April Visa Bulletin Released