For those just being selected, you may not yet fully understand the importance of your case number. Your number is specific to your region, each region starting from 1. So there is an 2019AF1, 2019AS1, 2019EU1 and so on. The regions go up to different maximum numbers, with 1 being the lowest in each region. The number dictates when you will be interviewed, low numbers are interviewed before high numbers. Whether your number is high or low is relative within a region to the highest numbers in that region – so it is helpful in these early days to start getting an idea of what case numbers are out there.
So – please report your case number as a reply to this thread. Give your number in slightly hidden format – ignoring the leading zeros, and hiding the last 2 or 3 digits. So case number 2019AF000012345 would be shown as 2019AF12XXX. SA and OC regions have lower ranges, so just hide the last two digits – so 2019OC000001234 becomes 2019OC12XX. Always quote your number that way on public forums.
Please also give your country you are charged to (typically country of birth).
July 6, 2019 at 18:37
hi simion my name is umarjon . i would like to ask soming else .someone played crind card for my brother and my brother won the grind card but someone who played my brother didint give him case number . just he give him like 2020 EU000***** that . and he ask my brother some money to pay him and he is gonna give him case muber ! so he didn’t have that much money now. there has a any way to find the case nuber! thank you for taking your time for me.
July 6, 2019 at 21:50
If he has the details that were used (like knowing the email used) he may be able to use the ESC page lost confirmation number link.
July 9, 2019 at 06:48
Hi brits i’m from nepal my case number is 2020AS00000227 plz tell me how is possibility.my date of birth 1988
July 10, 2019 at 07:56
Fine means??how much sure about my second latter when will come??plz tell me i’m really worry it’s come or not
July 12, 2019 at 10:48
I just asked to KCC for my schedule for interview and date of interview yesterday by mail. They sent document received
(record indicate……) again. Not sent stage 4th msg. Can I expect 2NL for this 15th on July? They did schedule my interview for September?
July 12, 2019 at 14:46
I don’t know.
July 15, 2019 at 06:51
my case number is 2019AS100XX and until today i did not get the interview letter , so how long i shall wait for it ?? or just forget about the interview as my case number is big?
July 15, 2019 at 17:28
Your number is fine – that is not a problem.
Have you submitted documents? If so when? And did you ask KCC if they are satisfied with the documents, if not – I suggest you do that asap.
July 17, 2019 at 08:31
Yes , i submitted my documents and i get the confirmation email after 10 days that said ( all my documents are accepted + the ds 260 )
the problem is i submitted the documents very late which was at the 1st of july , i feel that i lost the chance to get an interview
July 17, 2019 at 17:01
So you know why there is a delay and you know you created that risk. Seems like there was no need to ask me anything – you just have to wait.
July 12, 2020 at 07:40
May I know what happened to your case ? Did you get invitation for interview ?
July 15, 2019 at 18:44
Dear Brit, pls respond to us on that link. August interview 2019 released. Please please we are eagerly waiting for your response.
July 15, 2019 at 19:11
Greeting Mr Simon,
I have interview tomorrow and was unable to get new police clearance. Will this cause me a problem at the embassy?
July 16, 2019 at 01:04
Do you have an older one? If so – show that.
July 15, 2019 at 19:58
Anybody got their 2NL today?
July 16, 2019 at 01:07
July 17, 2019 at 21:01
Hello, this is mine… 2019EU00033XXX
when will it be processed?
and when could take place the interview, more or less?
July 18, 2019 at 09:39
It will be next year, and in the meantime I will explain more.
July 23, 2019 at 14:45
Hi Brit. What is the risk of writing the case number in public . I am concerned as a guy has my case number . What harm can he do that you ask people to hide digits / letters of their case number . Please explain.
My visa has been issued already though. I am yet to reach USA.
July 23, 2019 at 21:09
No harm. People just like to be dramatic.
August 27, 2019 at 15:22
my husband CN is 2020AF0000004# is it high or ok? when do you think he can be schedule for an interview? he just submitted the DS 260 yesterday, please tell me if he is late or he still had a chance
August 27, 2019 at 16:53
That’s a very low number. Once his DS260 is processed they will ask for documents, and then a little later they will schedule an interview.
July 27, 2019 at 23:55
Hello Brit, I am from Nepal and my case number is below 2000 (2020AS****). Is it good? My friend on the other hand, has case number below 1200 (2020AS****) and is also from Nepal as well. He has already received second email asking for his documents.
July 28, 2019 at 03:58
August 11, 2019 at 23:55
Hi,my case numer seems to be in lowest rage(EU16) according to the information wrriten here. But, I am here to ask another question. I submitted ds-260 form 10 days ago. Today, I attemped to check my status on ceac.state.gov webpage, but it’s showing “Your request cannot be processed at this time” message. What does it mean? Does it mean my case has been cancelled due to the late DS-260 submission?
August 12, 2019 at 05:10
No it does not mean that. There is a problem with the system at this time – just wait a few days.
August 13, 2019 at 19:05
My interview has middle of august. My sponsor name is kunasekaram. I wrote in my DS260 kunasekaran. “N” will be “M” That can change in the interview time in our embassy?
August 14, 2019 at 01:36
August 14, 2019 at 21:58
After a big celebration that I won the lottery, everybody was telling me that my case number is extra high and no chance for my interview, 2020AS26xxx
What is your opinion about this please
August 15, 2019 at 04:15
You have a chance – read my recent articles to understand why.
June 10, 2020 at 00:38
Hello how is your result?
August 21, 2019 at 18:46
Hi brit my case nr is 2020EU000479** do i have any chance for interview ???
August 22, 2019 at 04:21
August 25, 2019 at 17:11
Hi brit my case number is 2020AS 66** there is any possibilities of getting second letter ?
August 25, 2019 at 18:05
Pretty obviously, yes.
August 25, 2019 at 17:44
Thanks for the good work you are doing.
My case number is 2020AF444**. I have already submitted my DS-260 forms. How soon do you think I might be mailed for Visa interview?/ how long should I wait?
August 25, 2019 at 18:08
You will not be interviewed until mid 2020.
August 27, 2019 at 04:21
Hi please I need your help I forgot my date of birth but the year is correct so I can’t log in into the DS 260 form.I have been trying dates but one day when I wanted to try they told me “the case number is currently unavailable “please what does this means? Doesn’t mean they have perminently locked it or what? Plz help me.
August 27, 2019 at 14:53
Try again in a few days time.
August 27, 2019 at 16:35
Thanks for the good work you are doing.
My case number is 2020SA34XX. I have already submitted my DS-260 forms. How soon do you think I might be mailed for Visa interview?
August 27, 2019 at 16:55
MONTHS from now (mid 2020)
August 28, 2019 at 17:24
Hello I am from Nepal My case number is 2020AS75XX is it possible toget 2NL ?
August 28, 2019 at 17:37
Yes. Be patient.
August 29, 2019 at 01:24
could you help to share tentatively date for 2LT of case number 2020AS75XX from Nepal
August 29, 2019 at 03:20
Nope. Wait and see.
August 29, 2019 at 17:23
Hi, I am from Azerbaijan and my case number is 2020EU41XXX. I have submitted my DS – 260 form in May and still haven received instructions for how to scan and upload required supporting documents. Is it normal that DS – 260 form takes this much time to process?
August 29, 2019 at 20:30
It’s normal. You have months to wait because of your case number, so there is no need to worry. Patience.
August 31, 2019 at 22:33
Hi Brit first I want to thank you for helping us all and for contributing your expertise free of charge and making the immigration stress we go through much easier. I want to ask you two things first my brother in Africa got a case number of AF63xxx for 2020. I was wondering is that case number ok why is it soo high when they take only 55000 ever applicants. And when should we roughly wait for the second letter and his interview. Thank you and God bless.
September 1, 2019 at 04:42
Click the link for archive about and read my posts from July.
October 28, 2019 at 19:04
My case number is also high, do you have any news to share with me, I’m from africa
October 28, 2019 at 22:13
Try a newspaper.
September 1, 2019 at 15:25
2020AS75XX case number from Nepal is high/medium/low risk number for 2LT
September 1, 2019 at 16:26
September 2, 2019 at 19:39
Hi brit, im from Albania my case number is 2020EU000479** can i have any chance for interview ?? I havent proced with ds-260 because here the people told me the number is too high… what do you think please ?? If i have any possibility can i procced now with the ds-260 ? Or it is too late ??
September 3, 2019 at 03:14
It is not too late, but if you are concerned why not wait a few months before you submit. That won’t cause any problem. In fact, I think your number has a chance, but we will know more after January.
September 5, 2019 at 05:12
After getting notification is it sure of getting second letter
September 5, 2019 at 12:53
Please make your question clear.
September 9, 2019 at 11:25
Hi Brit, my case number is 2020AF167**
Is it too high??
I submitted my ds-260 yesterday yet the confirmation results came on May 7th.
I’m so worried because i feel i made situation worse for myself! Im waiting for their response after successfully submitting the form ds 260 yesterday. What is your opinion on this ?
September 9, 2019 at 18:43
You are worrying for no reason.
September 9, 2019 at 18:47
Thanks & for your prompt response?
September 9, 2019 at 19:40
Hello Brit, Congratulations for the website. It’s been really helpful. I have a question, my case number is 2020EU49*** and I have submitted my DS-260 forms last month. When do you think I will hear from the embassy? Many thanks.
September 9, 2019 at 19:44
They will ask for documents in the coming months, but this is a long process, so be ready to be patient.
September 9, 2019 at 19:49
Thank you very much.
September 10, 2019 at 17:28
Hi Dear Brit,
My case number is EU14XXX and still didnt get any email from KCC after submitting DS-260 online form on 10 May 2019.
Wanted to know is this ok to not have any mail info from KCC until now?
September 10, 2019 at 21:39
It’s OK. Email them if you want.
September 17, 2019 at 12:25
Accept warm greetings from Cameroon. Truly, I stumbled on this website and the type of mental stress going through my mind has reduced drastically. This is an incredible service you are rendering free of Charge. I thank you from the depths of my heart.
My case number is 2020AF39xxx. I have taken time to read on your posts and the post explaining whether a case number is either too high or low keeps me very worried (though I also understood the Hole Theory of numbers you applied to you explanation.)
Looking at Visa Bulletins (VB) for the past years, I noticed through the months that the numbers scheduled for interviews, seldom reach
I really worry about this number now that I have seen your explanations. So far, I submitted the DS260 form in May, and no response on second mail as to when to submit documents.
I also noticed from the VB of this month that from next month 2500 applicants might be interviewed. Do I, in all honesty, really have a chance? What is your personal and professional opinion?
September 17, 2019 at 20:30
Your number is fine. I have posted articles about my predictions just a few weeks ago. Please check the archive.
September 20, 2019 at 19:35
My case number 2020AF44xxx and I am from Egypt in November bulletin which is just released it’s written that the cut off number in Egypt for November will be 3000 with this rate do you think I have a chance based on your experience for the past years. Also case number is for the country or the whole region and does it.mean that i am 44 thousand so I’ll have to wait 44 thousand person till my turn comes. Thanks a lot for te very useful blog of yours.
September 20, 2019 at 23:11
You may have a chance. I have written several articles explaining this. Please read them – you can check the archive for articles posted in July.
October 18, 2019 at 07:19
Hi Mr Brit, I submitted form DS-260 on the 20th of May 2019, kcc replied immediately they have received my mail. I did not send supporting documents to them and on till now I have not receive any information from them. What should I do? Case number 2020AF48xxx
October 18, 2019 at 23:04
Wait. That’s all.
October 18, 2019 at 09:27
Hi Mr Brit, i submitted the DS-260 form last 20th May 2020, and kcc replied immediately telling me they have received my mail. I did not send any of my documents to support that form. Since then I have not heard from kcc. What should I do. My CN is 2020Af48***. Thanks.
October 18, 2019 at 23:10
You should learn yoga. Because you need to wait a few months.
November 4, 2019 at 10:50
Im from albania and my case number is EU44xxx do i have any chance for interview
November 4, 2019 at 11:02
November 4, 2019 at 15:14
November 8, 2019 at 14:05
Hi, my case number is 2020EU00023xxx, I am from the Netherlands. How high is my chance to get an interview and when will this take place approximately? Thanks.
November 9, 2019 at 04:54
Number is fine, Early 2020
December 7, 2019 at 16:25
Hope you are doing well,. I got selected the 2019 DV which I came to know recently, and I haven’t processed with DS 260 yet and my case number is 41XXXX . Sir i am from Somalia which is now among the countries under the trump’s travel band list. So do u think i should proceed with filling this step and get the appointment of the interview thereafter sir?!, thanks…
December 7, 2019 at 16:49
You will have to decide. While the ban is in place, you have little chance of getting approval.
December 21, 2019 at 09:50
whish you a good day,
my case No is 2020AF000092xx, I submitted my documents to KCC on 7th Nov and i got the acceptance of documents from KCC on 18th Nov, until now I didn’t receive the 2nd email for the interview date ! with note that I’m leaving in United Arab emirates, and the interview will be in same country
How high is my chance to get an interview and when will this take place approximately?
many thanks in advance
December 21, 2019 at 21:49
You will probably get your 2NL in the next 2 weeks for a February interview.
January 19, 2020 at 20:46
I submitted my ds-260 beginning of January and send my documents yesterday, my CN: 2020AF00061xxx , does my CN indicates i got s low chance to win? Also that i’m late.. or it’s all fine and i still have a chance..
Thanks a lot
January 19, 2020 at 23:03
You can still submit. There is time.
January 20, 2020 at 00:55
My interview is in Jan 29 2020. I want to ask question about sponser that. My sponser is a neighbour sister what I say if consular ask what is your relation to sponser ? Plz reply
January 20, 2020 at 03:23
February 18, 2020 at 21:57
Hi Brit !!! I have submitted my required documents on 13th February ,and I m from Russian federation and my case number is ::: 2020EU0000708x is there any chance to get interview ???
February 18, 2020 at 22:18
April 20, 2020 at 08:49
Hi Simon i have one question where i can see the case number i will need that for ds 260. It is a dv lottery visa and it is unclear to me .Thank you in advance.
April 20, 2020 at 15:33
It sounds like you are not a selectee. If you were – you would know your case number very well.
June 8, 2020 at 03:35
nowadays the the Visa Bulletin for dv 2020 is “current” for all continents
what that means
I am from Asia Continent and the max case number last month was 18500
my case number around 32000
do I have any chance to be interviewed ?
June 8, 2020 at 05:30
The embassies are closed so no interviews are being scheduled. Once they reopen we will have more people than interview slots – so there is risk for DV2020 cases.
June 8, 2020 at 15:39
If yours is a DV2020 case, then you should understand that there are enough visas BUT not everyone will get an interview because the embassies are closed and we are running out of time.
June 8, 2020 at 03:38
what current means in visa Bulletin for dv 2020
June 8, 2020 at 05:31
Please consult the FAQ
June 8, 2020 at 15:37
June 8, 2020 at 15:28
HELLO mR SIMON, I WOULD ASK YOU IF THE KCC HAS START TO SEND THE SECOND NOTIFICATION LETTER ? OR NOT YET?
June 8, 2020 at 17:55
June 8, 2020 at 21:22
Brit, My case # is SA41XX Argentina – do I have a chance to get interviewed?? It seems like a very high number.
June 8, 2020 at 22:12
Yeah that’s a high number. It’s too soon to know whether there is a chance, but for now don’t submit your DS260.
June 14, 2020 at 10:04
Thanks for the website. My case number is 2021AF17xxx. Would it hurt my chances if I submit the DS260 around August/September?
June 14, 2020 at 18:29
July 18, 2020 at 05:50
Hi my case number is 2021AS14200 I’m from Sri Lanka. I submit my ds 260 and didn’t revive an email for supporting documents.
Is my case number high ? Please help me sir
July 18, 2020 at 13:32
Be patient, your case number is not low.
July 18, 2020 at 15:12
am i at a risk dear sir?
July 22, 2020 at 10:42
October 22, 2020 at 11:24
Hello Brits..My case number is 2021AF31xxxx when do you think will be my interview date
October 22, 2020 at 20:36
I don’t know. Wait and see.