The numbers are released – theses are for March interviews.


AFRICA  27,800  (Last month 26,000)

Egypt:     15700 (Last month 12,000)
Ethiopia: 18900 (Last month 15,500)


ASIA – 4300 (Last month 3,825)

EUROPE – 24000 (Last month 20,500)

NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 6 (Last month 5)

OCEANIA – 875 (Last month 775)

SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN – 925 (Last month 875)

If your number has become current AND your DS260 is processed, then you can expect an email in about 7 to 10 days from now. The email doesn’t have the appointment details but simply prompts you to check the ESC website where your 1NL (selected letter) will have been replaced by an appointment letter.


If you do not understand how to understand the Visa Bulletin – please read this – How to read and understand the visa bulletin.

Also please see the historical visa bulletin numbers here to compare progress this year to previous years.