NOTE: – Because cases above the VBs could not have changed I save myself some time in not running a full extract every time. So – AF stops at 18700 in this file, and AS stops at 4900 – so that reduces the NVC counts.
Today I am publishing the end of month file for January 31, 2016.
Please take a look at the file and use filters on the file to work out specifics on any country/region you are interested in – I don’t have time to do that for everyone that requests specific data to their interest. You can learn how to filter here.
To explain what the status codes mean.
The first status for every case is “AT NVC”. You can ignore the text on the case – the case has not been passed to NVC. What this status means is that the case is in one of the following situations.
- The case is not yet current.
- The case is current, BUT the DS260 has not be submitted at all, or it was submitted but not processed yet – and therefore not scheduled.
- The case is current, the form is processed, but it is waiting to be scheduled (typically because the cases have not yet been sent to the embassies yet).
This status is shown for a brief period when KCC has scheduled the interview, and transferred the case to the embassy. However, the embassy has not yet updated CEAC to acknowledge they have received the case.
This is the next status after in transit. It means the case has arrived at the embassy for interview. Sometimes a case will continue to show ready even after the interview.
Pretty obviously – this is the status we all want to see! The interview took place, was successful and the visa has been approved/issued.
This is the status no one wants to see, meaning the interview took place and the selectee was denied. A derivative can be refused, while the principal is approved. However, if the principal is refused – all the derivatives are refused also – even if the embassy fails to update CEAC.
This is when someone did not have all the documents at the interview OR some additional checks are needed before the case can be adjudicated. AP can last a few days or several months. The status updates during that time are meaningless.
Here is the file itself.
February 6, 2016 at 11:58
My cs is 2016AF23XXX, already submitted ds260. I want to have my affidavit support form prepared but at he top right Conner of the recently downloaded i-134 form it has an expiration date for February 29, 2016. So my question is, can this form be prepared and be used for later time at my day of interview maybe in April or May?
February 6, 2016 at 16:05
Ignore that date on the form – it is about the form itself – nothing to do with your case.
February 6, 2016 at 23:23
can someone apply for a waiver, if refused a DV under section(2)(a)(5) of INA.
February 7, 2016 at 00:01
That refusal type is normally to do with not meeting requirements on education or work experience. If that is correct, it cannot be overcome.
February 7, 2016 at 00:04
I just realized we have already discussed your case. You cannot get a waiver. There is no appeal.
February 7, 2016 at 14:06
Hi dear brit. Can the cut off for africa reach 25000 on this coming vb ! What do you think ?
February 7, 2016 at 16:04
No I don’t think so. Around 21500 to 22500.
February 7, 2016 at 16:04
No I don’t think so. Around 21500 to 22500.
February 7, 2016 at 16:29
Hi Brit. I was a DV-2015 winner (South American region), but my case number never got current. I am participating in the DV-2017. Do you think I’m more likely to be selected since I was preselected in a previous process?.
I ask this question with all due respect to the other contestants deserve. Thank you.
February 7, 2016 at 17:04
You have no advantage over anyone else. It is a random draw.
February 8, 2016 at 09:08
A girl won a dv lottery a kenyan in nationality
AF36*** case number
She is finishing her high school degree this november now on her 11th year while the requirements are minimum of 12 year studies
Furthermore she holds underage passport of 17yrs she haven’t yet filled the ds form any advice where she can start brits
February 8, 2016 at 14:26
If she does not meet the requirements at the time of the interview she should not waste her money attending.
February 8, 2016 at 11:26
April visa bulletin is supposed to be released today?
February 8, 2016 at 11:50
from past events and by having a restropective look over previous Visa Bulletins, it often comes out between 8th and 11th of eah month. so there is no a specific date for the publication of the visa Bulletins. but it is comprised in the interval of 8th and 11th of each month. but since today it is february 8th so it might come out or not as well. so let us wait and see…
February 8, 2016 at 14:28
Normally around the 10th.
February 8, 2016 at 15:43
i had 3 visa at 04/02/2016 but i returned these today because there r issue on the visa of my daughter. mistake about nationality.
please big boss do you know the process ? they will give me another visa? or they will just modify it?
February 8, 2016 at 16:06
I don’t know.
February 8, 2016 at 16:24
Hi simoms , am a dv 2016 winner case number AF33xxx, i have already completed the DS-260 form, but i want to unlock because i want to get married to my fiance , am the woman and am older than my future husband by four years, do you think that will affect my visa process, from sierra leone
February 8, 2016 at 16:32
It is not an issue that you are older – but you will be asked for proof that your relationship existed prior to the DV lottery win.
February 8, 2016 at 19:32
hi dear , mr britsimons
We are now waiting for the new release new visa bulletin as we expected after in your analysis of systematic as expected to be between 21500-22500 for AF my question Does that mean any increase above the 21,500 will increase the chances of large numbers above 47000
February 8, 2016 at 20:14
It is 23800. But No it doesn’t mean that increases chances for higher numbers it does not work that way.
February 8, 2016 at 19:36
March Bullettin has been released Simon!
ASIA 5,800 Except: Nepal: 5,100
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 6
and the CARIBBEAN 925
February 8, 2016 at 19:43
congratulations new visa bulletin released mr BIRTSIMONS
February 8, 2016 at 23:13
Finally, Africa has increased by 5000+. Good news
February 9, 2016 at 17:40
February 9, 2016 at 17:44
hey Everyoune … i would like to ask you about a problem i didn’t find a soulution for it … first of all i am a DV lottery winner … an in my interview i want to get the visa and take my husbend with me . i did show every proof i have with my husbend like conversation and photos .. and until now i didn’t recieved any thing from them … what Can i do or what will you guys advice me to do …. please help !
February 9, 2016 at 17:59
Well I don’t know how you added your husband or the particulars of your case. It sounds like you are on AP – and in that case there is nothing you can do except wait.
February 9, 2016 at 17:49
i passed my intervien on 3rd janvie 2016 and i put every proof i have in my Feil but until now i didn’t recieved a signal from them
February 10, 2016 at 19:31
Can you tell me what it means date for exemple me intervew 22novembre ,first date 14 decembre ,2nd date 10 feverier in the sit of ceac the statut of visa
February 10, 2016 at 19:41
The dates shown in CEAC are the original entry date and the last update date.
February 11, 2016 at 11:15
Hello Simon. Went for an at DRS, it went very but at the end he returned all out original certs including university and gave us back out passport. I asked for them and he said when, they will call us. Have ever had of that and what does it mean. Am confused. Thanks to answer.
February 11, 2016 at 15:04
Did they give you a paper (perhaps colored)?
February 11, 2016 at 14:24
My wife and I went for our DV interview on February9, 2016. The interview was fine. But the CO inform us that our case requires AP in the US when it is done they will inform us to come and get the visa…..our passport was given back to us but all other civil document including our affidavit of support left there.
She when on asking my wife, who is d principal applicant some personal questions:
Have you had any military training
Where u a child soldier
Where were you during the 2002 war in your country
Have you benefited from disarmament program
Have you completed secondary education? My wife did not understood her and said no, but was fast in correcting herself and said yes
We left from there happy but worry cause the time was not specified when they will called us back and they never told us while.
From they questions can you tell us anything concerning the AP
February 11, 2016 at 15:27
It is impossible to predict how AP will go. All you can do now is wait.
February 11, 2016 at 16:29
They gave me white paper to show ap and they call back if they need additional info. What does it mean
February 11, 2016 at 16:33
You are on AP. They may have asked you for additional documents – if so – you must provide those. If you were not asked for additional documents all you can do is wait since they want to conduct additional checks on something – but they will not disclose what checks in that case.
February 11, 2016 at 16:31
Sorry simon he retained all our certs but gave the ppt only with a white back.
August 15, 2018 at 17:20
I was refused visa base on public charge and we hire a lawyer.the lawyer provided my wife new employment letter,bank statement,her parents earning statement,social security earnings and their ids and a cover letter stating that I’m not likely to become public charge the lawyer didn’t prepare affidavit of support..my question is what the lawyer did is right thing to overcome it…?ur responds will be appreciate
August 15, 2018 at 17:36
No, your lawyer doesn’t understand the process. You should have got an I-134.
1. Is your wife working in the USA?
2. Do her parents work in the USA?
3. Which embassy is it?
August 15, 2018 at 17:43
Ghana embassy at first I submitted new joint sponsor after the refusal who makes 59317 in 2017,2016 28094,2015 33754 the office said didn’t meet the qualify I was confused and my wife hired this lawyer
August 16, 2018 at 01:06
I think you are wasting your money on the lawyer. Your case has been denied. They won’t reconsider it, and your lawyer is wasting time unless your wife or parents are USA taxpayers.
August 15, 2018 at 17:44
My wife is working now but her parents dont work they receive retirement income