has refreshed the CEAC data so that we can now see the visa issuance progress up to the end of January. The data shows that there are some regions where the backlog of document processing is holding back many cases from being scheduled, although that varies by region.
In the video below I explain my thoughts on the backlog and what effects that could have on the next VB. It’s easier to explain while looking at the data, so lease take a look at the video.
The data is available at Xarthisius’s site here.
February 5, 2020 at 19:08
I had my interview few days ago and the CO approved my visa and congratulated but the next day I checked my visa status,it was “Ready” but now it’s “Administrative Processing” and I haven all the documents to the CO and I asked CO if he needed any document from me and said I had come for the interview absolutely prepared”.In the end the CO said he didn’t need any documents from me when I asked.Is this normal to put me on AP the next day after my interview and can this status change to “Issued”after several days???
February 5, 2020 at 19:56
Sebastian could you please enlighten us what transpired during the interview?
What questions and answers were asked and given
February 5, 2020 at 22:16
If you had read the FAQ you would be more relaxed right now….
February 5, 2020 at 21:02
You said briefly that AS region’s status is similar to EU and AF, but from my understanding most of the cases up until 12,500 are Iran/Nepal and those are slowed down so it’s no wonder there aren’t many interviews scheduled after the 8800 range (Nepal’s cap). Also AS had basically 2 months to handle the same amount of selectees as there was no progress on the VB. Do you still think AS is backlogged in light of this? And what now, are we gonna just see numbers increase for Nepal as the rest are halted in place to make them ‘catch up’?
February 5, 2020 at 22:26
We obviously don’t know precisely the position, but really – there is no reason to be concerned for AS region. Many selectees in AS are affected by the ban, Nepal might hit the cap. Wait and see is the correct approach.
February 5, 2020 at 22:51
Great, that’s comforting to hear. Thank you.
February 8, 2020 at 12:06
Dear Mr. Brit
I am big fan of yours, i always follow your guidlines of DV relates queries i am AS202011K (Nepal). will the cap affect my number.
I will be grateful if you answer me without feeling bored.
February 8, 2020 at 16:11
You’ll be fine.
February 5, 2020 at 23:29
Simon, I get your emails (posts) and have to say I have no clue what they mean. All jargon and abbreviations and not sure what year you refer to (application/entry) I may not be the brightest but not the dumbest either (generally)
I can’t be the only one surely but it’s like joining a new job to realise everyone is talking a different language ?
February 5, 2020 at 23:42
Well I recommend you start with the basic questions post. There is a guide, linked at the top of every page. There is also a FAQ. And then on every page there is a search, where for instance you could search for the word glossary.
So, if you put a little effort in, I’m sure you will get to understand. Surely – getting a Green Card is worth a little effort on your part – no?
February 6, 2020 at 05:34
I will briefly ask you Search the region Europe?
to be afraid of this or is it normal? THANK YOUUUU
February 6, 2020 at 05:51
What on earth are you asking? Be clear.
February 6, 2020 at 06:11
is the delay happening with the interviews normal? The Visa newsletter is running well at 21k while interviews are being delayed a month later
February 6, 2020 at 06:20
No. It’s not normal.
February 6, 2020 at 07:03
Europes affairs are getting worse and I don’t think they will be able to interview all figures by the end of the year.My high number 527## I have no hopr anymore.Thank you for hard work Mr.Brit .I hope my luck again on May 5th?
February 6, 2020 at 19:46
You keep saying you have no hope, but you keep coming back…
February 6, 2020 at 20:38
I just won after so many years, but just such a large number. Sorry to bother you Mr. Brit
February 6, 2020 at 20:53
Try looking at the world with a less negative outlook.
February 6, 2020 at 07:59
I have sent all my documents to kcc and i get document recieved notification on 15 JAN 2020.from the documents (birth certificate).Suddenly i have added a letter to my last name.i want to change the document(birth certificate) does it affect my case at embassy during interview.( all the informations are not changed birth date,name ,father and mother name, Date of birth registration, BUT THE PERSON WHO HAVE GIVEN THE THE FIRST (birth certificate) HAVE CHANGED. DOES IT AFFECT MY CASE. T
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.
February 6, 2020 at 19:52
I have no idea where you live or what the procedures are in your country, but clearly you would be complicating your case by changing documents. Why add complication???
February 7, 2020 at 06:47
Thanks for your help.I am from addis ababa,ethiopia.does they check the sent document within the the original document during interview at the embassy?
February 7, 2020 at 19:48
February 21, 2020 at 18:43
Hello brit, about the resending of the documents, should we resend the same that we sent on november for example on my case or we should send new refreshed documents? Thank you in advance
February 21, 2020 at 21:03
February 6, 2020 at 10:03
Addis ababa embassy has the highest rejection rate where as cairo has the lowest in africa…
What the hek is that… oh God i am goin to have my interview in Addis hope things will get right.. low number of interview but high rate of rejection
May be i am over worried..
February 6, 2020 at 19:56
February 6, 2020 at 10:54
dear mr simon
i am 2020EU40xxx
i send the documents 31/12/19,
i am not yet current.
the kcc did not response.until today 5/02/2020.(5 WEEKS ARE PASSED)
do you think i have to write?
I watched your last post/video.
beste regards and sorry for the disturb.
February 6, 2020 at 19:59
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February 6, 2020 at 21:06
I am very sorry for bored you i will Be more Polite.
February 7, 2020 at 02:03
I don’t think Brit was at all offended by your question. Just relax.
February 6, 2020 at 14:51
Hello Brit!How are you?
My CN is EU000236** and I’ve submitted my documents on 25 October 2019.I’ve called and emailed KCC about my documents and they told me you have to wait again.I haven’t received any confirmation email from them.Is this normal?What do you think I should do?
February 6, 2020 at 20:24
So you’ll have to wait now.
February 6, 2020 at 16:38
Hello Simon. I’m one of the winners of DV lottery 2020 and I’m from Sudan. I checked the status of my visa on CEAC it’s READY and also showing the case created date 22-Oct-2018 and the last update 05-Feb-2020 noting that my interview scheduled on March 10th. do you advise me to go ahead on the medical check and attend the interview or the ban will affect my case.
February 6, 2020 at 20:28
You have to decide for yourself. If you have no other citizenship/passport and no other reason to get a waiver, it is unlikely you’ll be approved.
February 6, 2020 at 16:54
Hello! This is a confirmation of that there is a real backlog. Hopefully they will keep up.
I have a question though
I see in the data that some visas are issued in the category of 14.000-21.000. There’s only a few, but still there’s a few. What is interesting to me is that those cases only became current for the month March. So how is it possible that those cases already got their visas issued?
or do I make a mistake in my analysis? Thank you, best, Lucas
February 6, 2020 at 16:57
Never mind, I mixed up regions. I was talking about EU and looking at Africa. You can delete this post 🙂
February 6, 2020 at 20:30
Oh, there ya go.
February 6, 2020 at 20:30
You made a mistake. The data does not show ANY EU issued in the 14k to 21k range.
February 6, 2020 at 18:15
Hi brit i want to contact you personally. Even if i get your contact or email I will be grateful thanks.
February 6, 2020 at 20:44
If there is something that NEEDS to be discussed in private you can email britsimon3 at gmail.
February 6, 2020 at 19:05
Just to thank you for your help with this DV lottery. We had our interview on the 4th of February. The interview went smoothly and eventually five visas were approved for me and my family in Accra. I received an email from the delivery company today that our documents have been collected from the embassy. When I checked our status with CEAC, it indicates “Issued” There is excitement at home.
Thanks once again
February 6, 2020 at 20:46
February 6, 2020 at 20:39
i wanted to ask about the highest expected final cutoff for Egyptians, my case is AF61xxx.
February 6, 2020 at 20:53
I don’t know.
February 7, 2020 at 20:22
Are the range of case numbers predictive in each region or they are based on real data?
February 7, 2020 at 22:55
CEAC data is real data.
February 8, 2020 at 10:58
Hi Brit,with my hepitatis B disease,how can I prove to them that,I will be able to take care of myself in terms of medication.In other not to fall victim to this public charge rule.i mean being deny because they think you cannot provide medication for myself
February 8, 2020 at 16:11
February 8, 2020 at 12:45
Hi brit My case 14*** is current?
February 8, 2020 at 12:48
As 14k is current?
February 8, 2020 at 16:13
I don’t know – because you did not include the region.
February 8, 2020 at 20:53
i am blaza from Rwanda , my case number is AF5XXXi am selected for 2020 dv lottery , and i am looking for documents . didnt i delay to fill DS 260 ?when is the last time to fill it? when will be my interview ?
February 9, 2020 at 00:21
The last time you could complete the DS260 is about May. Your interview is when you have submitted the DS260 and documents, plus you are current. Since you are delaying your own case, ask yourself when you will follow the process!
February 10, 2020 at 21:23
i understand , i was living in village for a couple of months ago ,i read also the message from kcc in september last year tell me to do it and that my case is current and i sow it late so now i can fill the form no problem ?
February 10, 2020 at 21:57
Hi mr Brits thanks so much for your assistance. I followed your instructions kindly and I had my visa already. Thanks so much hope to meet you one day in my new country
February 10, 2020 at 22:44
It’s a big country, but you never know!!!
best of luck!
February 11, 2020 at 10:22
please reply to me as i was asked above , blaza , if i fill it now will i have a chance to proceed the process
February 11, 2020 at 21:42
Hi mr Brit,
I sent my documents on 12 Jan.. KCC replied after 2 days that further documents required.. when I called them they said the scanned pictures are small and not clear.. I thought the problem is from the iCloud server.
So I sent it again on 17 Jan from my outlook email with clear images but they reply again on the icloud email -the first email again-that the images are so small..
so should I send it again or wait for a reply to the outlook email.. my number will be current on April or May.
February 11, 2020 at 22:25
You can decide what to do.
February 12, 2020 at 00:14
Hi brit thanks a lot for the good work u are doing. There is something i would want to asked in fact i have gone through the FAQ but couldn’t find what i wanted forgive me if it’s if am been too lazy to scan for the answer. 1.The question is if you are selected for dv lottery but at that time u happen to be in another country but have not submitted ur ds260 form,are u still to inform kcc or the embassy in your home country to transfer your interview location to the current country you are or just by the details or the address you give in the ds260 form will notify them your current location.
February 12, 2020 at 00:30
They schedule the interview at the appropriate embassy for your current location.
February 12, 2020 at 00:40
Thanks for your reply but a follow up question
1.Do you need to tell kcc that you have relocated to a different country
2.will kcc notify you via email that base on the address given to them you are been schedule for interview at embassy in ur current location. Please note the emphasis is on the notification by kcc.thank you
February 12, 2020 at 00:53
To follow up – click reply.
1. That will be in your DS260 – so NO.
2. Yes. That is the 2NL.
Please read the FAQ.
February 12, 2020 at 01:36
Thanks brit you are really a great man
February 12, 2020 at 04:21
Hi… Brit Simon
Hope you fine and doing well
My dv case no is AS-127XX. I already submitted supporting document to KCC on 29-Oct-2019 and received the automatic reply by that day and I waiting to be schedule my interview date but Today 12-Feb-20 I received an email from KCC that DV Required Civil Documents which is the below email …
Thank you for submitting your Diversity Visa documents to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC). After reviewing your documents, KCC has determined that you have not sent the required documents for review. Please review the required documents listed below and verify that you have submitted all required documents.
If you have questions about required documents, please go to U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country and select the country that issued your civil document(s). If a required document is unavailable per the country-specific guidelines, you do not need to submit them to KCC. However, if you cannot obtain a required document for another reason, you must submit a detailed written explanation to KCC when you submit your other documents. Failure to obtain all required documents will delay your case………
I will be very thankful if you guide me in this issue (thanks a lot in advance)
February 12, 2020 at 05:04
Lots of people got that email today. Have a careful look at the documents you sent to make sure they were complete.
February 12, 2020 at 18:09
February 12, 2020 at 16:27
Thank you so much for your input
I have a very important question
I am 2020 selectee
In my country we have a work document where they put work oficial
I never had it ( so do many peoppe in hwre )
So when I sent my 260
I mentioned everywhere I worked
But in Ukraine when you stop working there is sometimes a period till you officially get tired
So for example
O mentioned I worked 4 months
Ok the document they put me 6 months
Do you think that is no problem ?
Because I didn’t know the exact dates of starting work officially and officially when it was done
I do not want to unblock the form
Can you give me your advice ?
Also some work I was doing during my internship
So they can not mention it ij the documents
But they gave me official
Papers with stamps and signatures showing I did really work with them
February 12, 2020 at 21:35
None of that is important. Just enter the ates to the best of your ability.
February 12, 2020 at 18:10
1. I have seen very few cases (3), in EU region between 20-21k that show ready. That made me thought about it depends on each embassy and the working load they do have? Is this a possibility?
2. I read somewhere that when a region goes current, CN don´t matter, so if that is correct and according to that, what matters then? Can be again each particular embassy and the working load they do have?
Thanks in advance,
February 12, 2020 at 21:53
1. Yes. KCC schedule twice a month – but always have to take into account the capacity of embassies.
2. The assumption at that point is that most cases have been interviewed by then, so capacity and processing order is unimportant.
February 14, 2020 at 23:08
I hope you re doing very well, I’ve discoverd your blog few days ago, first I want to thank you for everything you re doing, effort you re spending, helping dv lottery winners theough their process, than if i may ask you, from your experience, my case number is AF 64XXX do i have chances my case to be schudeld for an interview
Hope to have a response soon
Have a nice day
February 14, 2020 at 23:47
Yes – you should have a chance.
February 17, 2020 at 11:34
To me it seems like it doesn’t matter what case numbers they will upload today or tomorrow. Anyways they are working very slow and don’t manage to interview every case number each month
February 18, 2020 at 18:58
Hi Brit. My cn 33K around for EU. l watched your video about ceac doc comment for march interview. You were right. I am so sadly right now. Do I still havr chance to ger interview? I wounder your comment? Thank you.
February 18, 2020 at 20:32
You’ll be fine. Relax.
February 19, 2020 at 00:03
February 20, 2020 at 12:19
Hello simmon, it is a pleasure to greet you, my case is the following: I should send my ds260 bearing number SA36xx; My situation is: my wife has an ESTA document which she already won and she must take out again, and I, my American visa expires in 2025. Do you think we should wait any longer? take out ESTA before sending, etc.
February 20, 2020 at 22:22
You will have to decide whether to gamble or not. In reality there is risk that your case number is too high. But, if it does become current, you need to have submitted your DS260 and documents early enough to get scheduled. I can’t tell you with any certainty what will happen – so you have to decide for yourself.
February 21, 2020 at 18:25
hello brit I have seen your video of sending documents … you consider that the high numbers sa36xx should send … I tell you about my wife’s and maybe ask before sending the ds260
February 21, 2020 at 21:00
Like I said – You have to decide for yourself.