Just a quick but interesting update about the number of visas issued in DV2022, which should the scraped CEAC data was the most accurate source.
During the DV2022 processing, there had been some lawsuit related declarations by the government that stated the number of visas issued. They used a method of aggregation of monthly issuances, and that is known to be an inaccurate way to add up the data. Eventually the government lawyers corrected that, but nevertheless their numbers never quite tallied with “our” numbers scraped from the CEAC database by Xarthisius and Frank.
Now the government have produced an update on various aspects of operations, and in there they give an “official” number of visas issued by consular processing of 54,334. Xarthisius final number is 54,340 and Frank showed 54,335. So – it is clear that the CEAC data is a reliable and accurate source of information. Many thanks to both Xarthisius and Frank for making that data public.
This number excludes DV visas issued via adjustment of status in the USA, which we know to be at least 1300 visas, so the final figure will exceed the cap. The statement by DoS does not mention that, and simply says that visas were “exhausted” once AOS is factored in.
Now – for those wondering where the data is for DV2023, the data is not publicly searchable yet for DV2023. It will become available on January 1, 2023, and at that time we will see the data that helps us understand the progress being made, the distribution of case numbers versus holes and the highest case numbers in each region. I look forward to seeing that data!!
November 1, 2022 at 19:19
So basically, 54,340 is the number of visas they’re gonna issue for DVD lottery 2022 ???
November 11, 2022 at 19:04
No – they issued those PLUS the Adjustment of Status cases – so more than the cap.
November 1, 2022 at 22:37
Wow, this is a good update Mr. Simon. We all look forward for the DV 2023 data updates like you say in order for some of us to know our stand.
November 1, 2022 at 23:04
I wish to ask the following questions:
1- I am from Africa, a winner of DV 2023. I and my wife have seek asylum abroad and we have given birth to 3 children in the country were we are seeking refuge.
Now my question is, my wife and i have our country passport and for our children they have but a UN passport (Travel document) of the country were we have seek asylum. Is the Travel documents accepted in the US embassy?
2) My wife has lived in Thailand for about 2 years before moving to where we are for 6 years. Does she need a police Clarence from Thailand?
Thanks sir while looking forward to your response.
November 11, 2022 at 19:46
November 2, 2022 at 07:05
what about DV 2021, is there any update?
November 2, 2022 at 12:29
This’s really frustrating ????????♂️
November 11, 2022 at 19:50
Still waiting for the appeal.
November 2, 2022 at 14:01
what about DV2022, any update?
November 11, 2022 at 19:52
DV2022 ended. The above is the update.
November 2, 2022 at 22:14
If GOH plaintiff have a child, hopefully once a positive decision have been made, does he/she need to reopen DS-260. add the child, and resubmit it?
November 11, 2022 at 19:53
That will be clarified later.
November 5, 2022 at 11:05
Hi. I’m a winner of 2023 and case number AS5***. But still I don’t have 2nd NL and Also I can’t check my visa Application status. When i check status it’s saing my case number is incorrect.
November 11, 2022 at 22:44
You cannot check the status in CEAC until January 1. All you need to do for now is be patient.
November 6, 2022 at 11:14
Hi Brit, is there any hope for DV 2021
November 11, 2022 at 22:46
For those that were in the lawsuits – possibly.
November 12, 2022 at 09:22
Hi simon I am a winner of dv 2022 but unfortunately I did not get an interview date before the physical year ended
Do I still have a chance of getting an interview in the near future or the journey is over for me
November 12, 2022 at 15:56
November 16, 2022 at 15:23
Hi. I’m a winner of 2023 from Rwanda and case number 2023AFS000013***. But still I don’t have 2nd NL and Also I submitted my DS 260 form on 30Th June 2022, and I supposed to be scheduled in last month(Means November Interview) according to my case Number because another Case number which is above have been already scheduled for interview what can I do?
November 20, 2022 at 10:21
You have to be patient because you submitted your DS260 quite late. They will get to you. Just wait.
November 20, 2022 at 01:46
Dv2020 is there any update for country ban (Trump decisions)
November 20, 2022 at 11:15
The appeals are still being decided. If affected by the country bans you might be eligible under the Rai order if the appeal wins.
November 20, 2022 at 12:55
Hi. I’m from sri lanka. My case number AS 5××× wich is current . But ²nd nl is still not recovered. I submitted my DS 29×× am I lte ?
November 20, 2022 at 22:29
Just be patient.
December 4, 2022 at 03:30
Hi britt. I can’t check my DS260 status. Always saying my case number is incorrect. Do you know any reason for that
December 4, 2022 at 11:42
There is a video I have that could help – read this to know more.