The August visa bulletin has been released. This is the FINAL VB of DV2017 and is for September interviews.
ALL REGIONS ARE CURRENT except Egypt (36500) and Nepal (7450).
As we can see Egypt and Nepal are still limited. These are the final numbers so for Egypt and Nepal cases above the cutoffs this is the end. People who have missed out have no further possibility of interview.
Those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 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 will be sent in about one or two weeks time – that means the latter part of the month. The schedule is that VBs are published between the 8th and the 15th of each month, and 2NLs go out from the 15th to the end of the month (most typically around the 20th to 24th). This is the same every month, so there is no need to ask me.
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means.
Processing is spread out over the full year. You can see the progress of the two previous years in this post about basic questions. However, some countries have a high number of selectees and those selectees are concentrated in the lower case numbers. For various reasons, mainly to do with embassy capacity, KCC slow down certain countries as compared to the region. So – in Africa, any case with a case number shown as under the new number can be interviewed but for cases from Egypt, that number is lower. That isn’t a big problem, it just “slows down” those countries a little more than the rest of the region. Since selectees from those countries all have lower case numbers, this slowing down does not present any risk. It does not (at this point) mean they won’t allow all selectees an interview from those countries.
To understand why some countries get lower case numbers, read this article about the lottery draw process.
Read this link if you are unsure how to read the visa bulletin.
July 11, 2017 at 22:39
is that mean any case that is current in Africa and DS260 submitted in June 2017 could get interviewed in September 2017? or not? thanx indeed for your reply.
July 11, 2017 at 22:41
If that is a DV2017 case, it *might* get an interview – but depends on whether there is enough time to process the DS260.
July 11, 2017 at 22:44
yes Simon the Case is for 2017 with an case # 2017AF108xx. DS submitted on 12th June 2017
July 11, 2017 at 23:00
Hello Mr Britsimon . i wrote to the kcc and I got a reply that they have received my forms and are currently processing it.. So I should give some weeks .. As this is the cut off, is there any possibility chance that I will received my 2NLs . please .
July 12, 2017 at 00:07
Hello Brit, I am from Nepal and my case is 79XX, which means I have no chance of getting a 2NL?
July 12, 2017 at 06:45
July 12, 2017 at 00:24
Thank you for your sweet information from the beginning.
I have few questions-
1.im Current from Nepal,all the current cases get second letter ? As I’m in foreign nation ,so when wil be better to go my country (interview location) after receiving second letter or before ? I wanted to go before Receiving second letter.
2.is only police report is sufficient from foreign country or anything else ?
July 12, 2017 at 01:05
1.You can travel As soon as u receive the 2nl. Have all d documents prepared beforehand.
2. Yes only police clearence certificate. Make it now!
July 12, 2017 at 06:44
1. Yes all current cases with processed DS260 will get interviews. Go when you want – just make sure you are there in time for the medical and interview
2. Read the instructions.
July 12, 2017 at 00:30
Till now they have not notified me…i had submitted ds260 form on 25th June.. my case no. Is current…2017AS74xx from Nepal…
No chances of getting 2nd letter..
July 12, 2017 at 00:59
If ur case no. Is current then u will get the 2nl.
July 12, 2017 at 01:28
Submitted on 25th June 2017
July 12, 2017 at 06:41
July 12, 2017 at 00:32
Hello Brits, My number is 793X from Nepal. I wasn’t clear on will there be any more bulltein number be released next month or this is the final count for this season for Nepal?
July 12, 2017 at 06:40
Like I said above this is the FINAL number.
July 12, 2017 at 00:32
Thank u Very much brit, for ur great guidance after more than15 months of patience my case is current from Nepal. Sir what should i do now? should i wait for second letter or began processing like medical or police report THank YOu…..
July 12, 2017 at 06:39
You can start preparing.
July 12, 2017 at 00:56
Mr simons , in todays bulletin i had my case number.
so i just wanted to ask, When will i recieve my second letter ?
I am from Nepal, i just had my case number within the cut offs.
July 12, 2017 at 01:02
Read the fill post of simon first. He has already answered ur query.
July 12, 2017 at 02:20
Within July you will ge Mr.Suben
July 12, 2017 at 06:38
Read the article above.
July 13, 2017 at 01:07
Thanks Mr simons
your articles and posts have always been helpful.
July 12, 2017 at 01:20
Hello mr Brit , i just wanted to ask … My case is now current but it’s status is still ” at NVC ” , when does it change to ” current ” ?!
July 12, 2017 at 06:34
Never. After the 2NLs go out you see in transit and then ready.
July 12, 2017 at 03:02
I have submitted ds260 on june 22, 2017. my case no is 2017AS5**. I couldnt submit on time despite of having case number of 3 digit. Will I also get my second letter with in 7450(except) for nepal ?
July 12, 2017 at 06:32
I don’t know.
July 12, 2017 at 04:15
1.What does completed written on ds 260 mean?
2.Will it have any impact if i review my ds 260 through ceac.state.gov site?
3.How would i know if my ds 260 has been submitted successfully?
4. The right top corner of ceac site says your case is at kcc
July 12, 2017 at 06:28
3. See 1
July 12, 2017 at 04:19
Hello brit i am now current from nepal i have a baby now. there is a risk to reopen ds260 form for last month what to do reopen or directly consult with embassy hope for good suggestion.
July 12, 2017 at 06:27
You should talk to KCC immediately to see if they can let you add the baby now.
July 12, 2017 at 04:51
Hi Brit, I’m a Liberian and a winner of DV 2018, I did use my childhood friend and former schoolmate name address as my petitioner and now her husband is saying he wants for both of them name to be use on my affidavit of support. They are married and have lived in the USA for over 10 year, they also went on the same DV process since 2006. Question: 1. Will it be okay? 2. Can anyone have more than two affidavit of support? What happens when your affidavit of support is delay and you are schedule for an interview?
July 12, 2017 at 06:25
You can use ONE aos – only one
July 12, 2017 at 06:42
dear brit, being case number current gurantee that i will receive second letter and appear in interview i m quite sure but this one is last VB for 2017 so i m very afraid and confused
July 12, 2017 at 06:50
Yes – if your DS260 was processed (submitted in good time).
July 12, 2017 at 07:07
thanks u very much u r guardian angel for us
July 12, 2017 at 08:26
Dear Simons, I’m from Nepal with case number 72**.
I submitted DS 260 on May 27, 2016 and resubmitted on Jan 21, 2017. Will I get second letter in time?
July 12, 2017 at 18:36
July 12, 2017 at 09:48
I have a question. I’m a part of the DV2018 lottery. So on my DS260 form, under the address where i want my grreen card delivered, I ussed my brother’s girlfriend’s brother’s house. They have sold that house now. So I wanted to ask you whether I should change that to a different address now on my DS260 form or if I can do it at my interview.
Also, thank you for all the work you do.
July 12, 2017 at 12:34
Change it now.
July 12, 2017 at 13:46
Thank you for the reply, I’m asking the KCC to unlock my form right now.
One more question, if my address here in South Africa changes before my interview date, will that become a problem?
July 12, 2017 at 18:30
July 14, 2017 at 11:38
Hi again Brit.
I changed the address and re-submitted my DS-260 (not as early as I would’ve liked, but it is what it is). My dad is concerned I won’t get an interview for the DV2018 Lottery. My case number is 2018AF31XXX. Do you think he has anything to be worried about?
Lastly. Thank you so much for the site.
July 14, 2017 at 12:29
Your late submission won’t affect anything because you have to wait for your number anyway.
July 12, 2017 at 12:00
Dear Brit ,
What is your appinion about 2017 DVL winner chance to get Visa who is under AP since February ?
July 12, 2017 at 12:30
There is no way to guess the chance. Wait and see.
July 12, 2017 at 12:57
Does visa bulletine reviesd in same month?
July 12, 2017 at 18:33
July 12, 2017 at 14:29
Hello Mr Britsimon thank you for you best of help you give to us here.. Please if I have submitted my ds260 and they told me they’re processing it and have not received my 2NLs before September, meaning my case has expired?
And more over am 2017AF00008849 please is my case current? Thank you. Am really wondering
July 12, 2017 at 18:30
Please read the article!!!! I have told you before to not ask questions already answered in the very articles you post on. You do that a lot and it is very frustrating!
July 12, 2017 at 22:20
Hello Mr Britsimon I have call the kcc this afternoon to find out everything and that you very much with you kind support you give to us here. May God richly bless you…
July 13, 2017 at 05:54
My Appreciation Brit. I need clarity please. 1. Will it be a problem after submitting a petitioner name for affidavit support and later get support from someone who name was not submitted doing the online application processing? If yes, advice please. I did submitted someone name but now receiving support from another person.
July 13, 2017 at 07:10
July 13, 2017 at 12:46
July 13, 2017 at 06:05
One question more,
I submitted my Ds260 to much earlier in may 10 ,2016 will this problems in second letter,will I get 2nl?
July 13, 2017 at 13:18
Hi Brit thank you for your valuable support.
1.In my high school (grade 9-12) there is spelling errors of my name and accadamic year,should I change the transcrpit?
2. After I submitted the ds-260 form I graduate my MSC degree, should I unlock and change the educational status? from first degree.
July 13, 2017 at 22:36
1. If possible
July 15, 2017 at 18:29
Dear brit ,
There is a new announcement related to dv (july14,2017) in website travel.state.gov
What does it mean ? Does it is related to Nepal ? Has any problem to dv Winners ?
July 15, 2017 at 19:03
Nothing to do with Nepal.
July 16, 2017 at 01:26
Thank you sir ☺️
July 16, 2017 at 01:55
???finally current ??
July 16, 2017 at 10:51
Which place from Nepal. May i got your contact.
July 16, 2017 at 19:35
Hi Brit, I did submitted my DS- 260 form and received my confirmation but noticed that I had an error in the year of graduation from university. Instead of 16 December 2015, I entered 16 December 2016. Question: How do I correct the error? Advice please. I’m a 2018 DV Winner. I have document (my degree) to substantial my claim.
July 17, 2017 at 05:07
Unlock the ds260 and correct it?
July 17, 2017 at 13:06
July 17, 2017 at 06:28
Hello Brit, Frustrated to wait for a year and make cut off on 7450 for Nepal. I just want to know if it is show what might be the reason to open second draw if there is enough visa for the first draw. Do you have any idea?
July 17, 2017 at 09:22
No. But I warned very early that the Nepal 2nd draw selectees w er e at risk. It was somewhat obvious.
July 17, 2017 at 10:58
Does all selectees from first draw in Nepal are current
July 17, 2017 at 11:03
No. Only those below 7450
July 17, 2017 at 11:29
I am 2018 dv winner!
I have submitted ds-260 form on 8 june 2017.
my case number is 107**
My region is burma.
1.When Will I get second letter?
2.in ds 260 form,i only filled my university degree only.
I didn’t have filled my high school certificate information.
Should i need to worried?
in this case is extremely need to correction?
July 17, 2017 at 11:57
I would advise you to correct your form. You have around 1 year to wait.
July 18, 2017 at 11:10
Do you think there will be a second draw like last year.
July 18, 2017 at 12:43
No. Unlike last year, the first draw already has MORE than enough selectees so there would be no purpose to a second draw.
July 19, 2017 at 07:43
I’m current ,2017dv winner from Nepal.I have a Question-
1.I wanted to change my sponser & wanted to go California but in my Ds260 form I filled Maryland & there is no good connection but the sponser & me.So,can I consult & change my sponser during interview?or,changing sponser will bring risk on visa issuance?
July 19, 2017 at 11:37
July 19, 2017 at 19:34
Dear brit ,
Few min ago I received second letter.
July 19, 2017 at 19:45
Me too ❤️❤️???
July 19, 2017 at 19:47
Are you from nepal ?
Dv winner ?????
July 19, 2017 at 20:39
dear Brit, how does the host system work?
July 19, 2017 at 21:20
It is not a “system” as such – nothing formal. It’s just that in some embassies, the fact that a selectee will stay with a host in the USA provides “assurance” that the selectee will not become a public charge.
July 19, 2017 at 22:10
so does the host need to write something like a letter to prove that or word of mouth works fine as well?
July 19, 2017 at 22:48
Again – “nothing formal”. Just word of mouth.
July 19, 2017 at 21:27
Thank you Mr britsimon few minut ago I recieved my letter… Thank you
July 20, 2017 at 05:28
May be some one else have asked you this before, my ques
1. I’m among the selectees for 2017/2018, my case no is 2018AF00049xx1 and I have submitted the ds260 form on 25 June/2017, on which month my interview date is to be scheduled ?
2. I can’t contact the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC). I tried a couple of times to send email to this [email protected]. but it rejected and responds as below:
The address “[email protected]” in the “To” field was not recognized. Please make sure that all addresses are properly formed.
What should I do?
July 20, 2017 at 13:18
1. Your interview will be about 1 year from now.
2. You have an extra period/full stop the the email address after gov. Remove that.
July 24, 2017 at 13:47
Hi Brit, I did wrote KCC informing them that I wanted to make some revisions on my DS- 260 form but was told that the RECIPIENT INBOX FULL and my message couldn’t be delivered at [email protected]. Advice please, I’m a Winner of the DV 2018.
July 24, 2017 at 14:11
Try again later today.
July 25, 2017 at 14:46
Mr simons once again i am pretty confused in a topic.
I tried to consult with the embassy but this dint help much.
As u know i had waited 1 and half year for my 2nd letter. Between this i had joined BCE under Tribhuwan University and had studied BCE for 3 mnths only bt i left it afterwards.
While i was in TU they had registered me as a student of TU and had took my original migration certificate which we get after highschool here in Nepal.
Will i need original migration certificate during interview ? or will the photoocopy work ? since my migration is with TU or shall i claim it back ?
And please will provide me any information on what and how should i arrange my documents for my intrerview
July 26, 2017 at 13:17
Thanks for the good job Britt’s,my CN is 2018AF8000
1.I submitted my ds260 on 2 july 2017 when can I be invited for the interview?
2.Is it compulsory to have my immunization card since childhood to attend medical?
3.During interview is when I will receive a visa or I will have to wait ??
July 26, 2017 at 19:40
3. You will wait around a week if approved immediately.
July 28, 2017 at 08:01
I got just one question, my case number is 2018AF00041xxx, submitted DS260 form already.
1). Is there a possibility of me being called up for interview??
July 28, 2017 at 14:03
July 28, 2017 at 08:03
Secondly do I stamd in any position of risk??