OK – the new Visa bulletin has been published. The naming convention of the bulletins are odd – because this one is being published in August, is named, the “September” Visa Bulletin and gives the numbers for October interviews. That is a standard pattern regarding the naming convention, but I tend to focus on the interview date availability rather than anything else.
OK – so here are the numbers for October interviews. Remembering that the immigrant ban means no interviews will be held in October unless the ban is blocked.
Now – in a normal month those people that are current (meaning their case number is below the number shown for their region), and have forms processed early enough, would expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2 weeks from now. This is the same every month. VB is normally published from the 8th to the 15th of each month (although more recently it has been published a few days later – around the 17th/18th), and 2NLs in the second half of the month.
However, this month will be different, and because the court case will not be heard until the end of August, I think it is very likely we will not see ANY 2NLs sent out this month at all, and therefore no interviews scheduled for October. None.
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means. Some countries have been called out as “exceptions” meaning that selectees chargeable to those two countries (regardless of where they will interview) are subject to a lower VB number for the month than the rest of the region. This is done to slow down processing for countries with a high number of selectees to spread out the workload over a longer time. Please read this linked article on how to read the visa bulletin.
OK – with all that being said, there is a FAR more important piece of information in this Visa Bulletin. As I have been telling people to expect, the number of selectees per country are published in this bulletin. That allows us to calculate how many selectees are chosen overall, and to understand whether this is an under selected or over selected year.
So – the news is not a pleasant, but also not unexpected surprise. There are 132,404 selected applicants from around the world, that number includes principal selectees and derivatives. By normal standards that is an OVER selected year. As I explained a few days ago that happens about half the years – where they select more selectees than they think they will need. This leads to a year of concerns for people, particularly those people with high case numbers. Why high case numbers – well, processing order gives low case numbers the first chance for interview, so as the year progresses, those people with high case numbers have to wait to see if their number ever gets a chance. It is a long, and sometimes unhappy wait. In recent years we have seen cutoffs in place at the end of the year, meaning people with case numbers higher than the final cutoff don’t get an interview.
Other interesting info in the VB is that the selectees were chosen from only 6.7 million qualified entries, which was about 11.8 million people including derivatives. That is about HALF of the typical number of entries, and I would guess that is almost entirely the impact of the new passport rule. As I had explained last year -DV2021 offered the best chance of being selected that we have seen for many years – because less entries increases the chance of selection. The VB also confirms there could be up to 54750 visas available.
Now these are the facts. Now we have to start some analysis of the selectee numbers to figure out where each case lies within the case number ranges. I will be working on that today and will post in the next day or so. But be warned, this year is not going to be easy to predict. We go a hugely important piece of information today, but there is still much we don’t know – so it is too early to be certain how the year will go. The current bans in place may remain, may be expanded, who knows. The court challenges could block at least the immigrant bans. The pandemic could continue to have impact. This is an election year, so with any luck Trump will lose the election then the new administration might remove some or all the ridiculous bans that Trump put in place.
So many factors are in play, so I am going to recommend everyone should remain cautious about predictions and so on because we just don’t know what will happen over the coming months.
Have a look for my analysis over the next day, and I will of course be publishing a video to discuss the information released today.
The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign state of chargeability of those registered for the DV-2021 program:
|ALGERIA 6,001||ESWATINI 3||NAMIBIA 0|
|ANGOLA 627||ETHIOPIA 3,957||NIGER 55|
|BENIN 830||GABON 65||RWANDA 1,067|
|BOTSWANA 3||GAMBIA, THE 71||SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 0|
|BURKINA FASO 83||GHANA 3,284||SENEGAL 167|
|BURUNDI 398||GUINEA 805||SEYCHELLES 4|
|CABO VERDE 6||GUINEA-BISSAU 7||SIERRA LEONE 504|
|CAMEROON 3,686||KENYA 2,777||SOMALIA 217|
|CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 22||LESOTHO 3||SOUTH AFRICA 510|
|CHAD 191||LIBERIA 1,858||SOUTH SUDAN 40|
|COMOROS 10||LIBYA 259||SUDAN 6,001|
|CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 4,503||MADAGASCAR 23||TANZANIA 184|
|CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE 740||MALAWI 32||TOGO 1,118|
|COTE D’IVOIRE 737||MALI 103||TUNISIA 173|
|DJIBOUTI 175||MAURITANIA 105||UGANDA 908|
|EGYPT 6,002||MAURITIUS 12||ZAMBIA 67|
|EQUATORIAL GUINEA 6||MOROCCO 4,458||ZIMBABWE 276|
|ERITREA 509||MOZAMBIQUE 7|
|AFGHANISTAN 2,189||JAPAN 532||QATAR 82|
|BAHRAIN 19||JORDAN 1,578||SAUDI ARABIA 1,126|
|BHUTAN 69||KOREA, NORTH 3||SINGAPORE 40|
|BRUNEI 1||KUWAIT 302||SRI LANKA 1,566|
|BURMA 776||LAOS 43||SYRIA 487|
|CAMBODIA 1,174||LEBANON 249||TAIWAN 693|
|HONG KONG S.A.R. 569||MALAYSIA 95||THAILAND 290|
|INDONESIA 317||MALDIVES 0||TIMOR-LESTE 0|
|IRAN 6,001||MONGOLIA 496||UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 282|
|IRAQ 1,184||NEPAL 3,801||YEMEN 1,222|
|ISRAEL 190||OMAN 32|
|ALBANIA 3,962||GREECE 71||NORTHERN IRELAND 4|
|ANDORRA 0||HUNGARY 93||NORWAY 7|
|ARMENIA 2,293||ICELAND 11||POLAND 383|
|AUSTRIA 35||IRELAND 29||PORTUGAL 24|
|AZERBAIJAN 1,439||ITALY 289||Macau 6|
|BELARUS 2,143||KAZAKHSTAN 2,406||ROMANIA 365|
|BELGIUM 32||KOSOVO 311||RUSSIA 6,001|
|BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 36||KYRGYZSTAN 2,130||SERBIA 239|
|BULGARIA 348||LATVIA 63||SLOVAKIA 23|
|CROATIA 32||LIECHTENSTEIN 1||SLOVENIA 6|
|CYPRUS 2||LITHUANIA 180||SPAIN 114|
|CZECH REPUBLIC 44||LUXEMBOURG 0||SWEDEN 41|
|DENMARK 24||MALTA 5||SWITZERLAND 48|
|ESTONIA 18||MOLDOOVA 1,565||TAJIKISTAN 2,332|
|FINLAND 26||MONACO 1||TURKEY 2,874|
|FRANCE 272||MONTENEGRO 33||TURKMENISTAN 870|
|Saint Martin 6||NETHERLANDS 43||UKRAINE 5,604|
|GEORGIA 1,899||Curacao 1||UZBEKISTAN 5,319|
|GERMANY 563||NORTH MACEDONIA 336||VATICAN CITY 0|
|BAHAMAS, THE 29|
|AUSTRALIA 1,130||NAURU 11||SAMOA 8|
|Cocos Keeling Islands 19||NEW ZEALAND 360||SOLOMON ISLANDS 4|
|FIJI 1,087||Cook Islands 32||TONGA 95|
|KIRIBATI 12||Tokelau 5||TUVALU 2|
|MARSHALL ISLANDS 0||PAPUA NEW GUINEA 29||VANUATU 7|
STATES OF 9
|ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 5||DOMINICA 3||PERU 1,559|
|ARGENTINA 191||ECUADOR 246||SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 1|
|BARBADOS 5||GRENADA 1||SAINT LUCIA 2|
|BELIZE 8||GUYANA 5||SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 3|
|BOLIVIA 38||HONDURAS 74||SURINAME 4|
|CHILE 36||NICARAGUA 69||TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 44|
|COSTA RICA 68||PANAMA 10||URUGUAY 19|
|CUBA 1,235||PARAGUAY 3||VENEZUELA 1,872|
August 19, 2020 at 15:29
If the ban continues will it gona effect for dv2021 who legally in usa?
August 20, 2020 at 05:14
Right now, people in the USA are able to progress their cases.
August 21, 2020 at 12:22
Thank you sir
August 19, 2020 at 15:34
Hi Britsimon, thank you for the updates.
I would like to know if now is a good time to fill the DS160, for someone who is planning to get married by the end of the year or it’s safe to fill it now ?
August 20, 2020 at 05:15
DV cases complete the DS260. If that is what you mean, I would marry first, then submit.
August 19, 2020 at 15:36
The VB number for Asia is 1600, if the ban continue this number will remain the same till January VB announced?!
My number is 2021AS0004xxx is this high number?!
August 20, 2020 at 05:15
Wait and see.
August 19, 2020 at 15:36
Thank you Brit! Looking forward to your analysis of the numbers.
August 19, 2020 at 15:57
Thanks for the valuable information
Do you expect a second draw??
August 20, 2020 at 05:15
August 19, 2020 at 15:59
Hi Brit i’m ( AS00032xxx ) is am i have chance to get interviewed ?
Secondly – if the judge Amit will sign the TRO are DV-2021 selectees will start getting interviewed on OCT 1st ?
Thank you Brit
August 20, 2020 at 05:16
I explained above, October is lost. Your number is very high, so watch for my video analysis tomorrow.
August 20, 2020 at 16:29
Wow ! That’s really breaks the heart !! Brit i’ve been following you since long time and you always said the cases below 50,000 have chance , if we lost the three months from the fiscal year 32xxx has no chance and become from the high numbers ?!
August 20, 2020 at 16:33
You are confused in so many ways.
First – I have never said ” cases below 50,000 have chance” – because that would be dopey. Case numbers are region specific – your AS 32XXX is not the same as AF32XXX.
Second, I did not say in my earlier reply that there is no chance, I merely pointed out your case number is high and suggested you watch a video explanation later.
August 20, 2020 at 16:43
I apologize Brit , i meant is am i have chance to get interviewed in fiscal year 2021 regardless the month that they’ll call for it , or there is no time enough to get interviewed.
Sorry again brother .
August 19, 2020 at 16:16
Thanks for the update sir.
August 19, 2020 at 16:21
Thank you Birth for so much support
August 19, 2020 at 16:31
So brit, what exactly the number per country indicate? Is the summation of all countries gives us the highest case number per continent? For example my case number is AS33xxx but the sum of the numbers is only 25000
August 20, 2020 at 05:17
You should search my site for “holes” explanation.
August 19, 2020 at 17:37
can you give us the selected ones from each country?
August 20, 2020 at 05:17
In the article above.
October 13, 2020 at 16:55
Sir, please is 2021 selectee eligible to apply for the DV 2022?
October 13, 2020 at 21:24
October 15, 2020 at 12:21
hi Brit, i’m 2021 Dv winner, i tried filling my DS260 form, but they are telling me that my case number is currently unavailable.
The form is not opening. please help me
October 15, 2020 at 22:58
Always check the FAQ.
August 19, 2020 at 18:07
Hello Mr Brit.
Thank you for your help and for everything you do for dv program winners.
As we see that they over selected this year, with 132,404 selected include the derivatives. OK.
I have some questions and will be very grateful for your answer.
1.I would like to ask if you have statistics about the number of selected included derivatives for the previous 3 years, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
2. Do you think that they over selected this year because they think because of passport requirements,travel ban for some countries and the public charge requirements most of selected will not get the visa?
3. I see some countries like Sudan, Morocco, Egypt, Iran,Russia, Ukraine,Nepal…have a lot of selected. If we consider that each country cannot get more than 7% of the total visas (55.000), that means no more than 3.700 for each country,is that means regardless of the number of selected only the first 3.700 selected with their derivatives can get the visa?
Thank you Mr Brit Simon.
August 19, 2020 at 20:03
I got the statistics for the previous years and wanna share with others guys.
.İn 2018, 115,968 entrants were selected, and in August 2018 visa Bulletin all became current
.In 2017: 83,910 entrants selected
.In 2016: 91,563 selected
.In 2015: 125,514 selected
.In 2014: 140,660 selected
.In 2013: 105,628 selected
.In 2012: 100,021 selected
.In 2011: 100,600 selected
So there is still hope for even the high case number for this year.
August 20, 2020 at 03:47
Unfortunately this year is different because of lots of factors. Like Brit said we already lost the month of October and if we cannot get the TRO this month, November and December will be lost too.
Also don’t forget the pandemic, even if the ban is lifted embassies in some countries could still be closed and applicants from such countries could loose their chance of an interview.
August 20, 2020 at 05:25
@Irock – glad to see someone is paying attention! 🙂
August 20, 2020 at 06:16
Thank you sir! and thank you so much for your great explanations as always. We really appreciate all of your hard work.
August 20, 2020 at 07:25
We should saty optimistic!
Everyone will be scheduled. Go on the green card site. They themselves say that from January to september all the selectees can be scheduled and that selectees can relax.
Here is the link click this link and read all the news concerning dv2020, dv2021 and 2022.
August 20, 2020 at 14:18
I do not support sites such as the one you link which charge people for a free opportunity!
And as for the “Everyone will be scheduled” that is extremely naive.
August 20, 2020 at 05:23
Please be careful with simplistic assumptions.
August 20, 2020 at 05:20
1. Watch my video tomorrow.
2. I don’t know. Does the “why” matter?
3. Yes – but in most of those countries a lot of cases will not proceed.
August 20, 2020 at 07:33
Thanks Mr Brit Simon
August 19, 2020 at 18:44
Hello Brit, thanks for the info
So can I say case number AF40XXX is a middle or high number?
August 20, 2020 at 05:20
What do you think is the highest number?
August 19, 2020 at 19:22
So it mean in case the ban end on 31 December, the 2NL letter will be sent at the end of January for the March Interview. Conclusion the DV2021 will lose 5 Months.
August 20, 2020 at 05:21
August 20, 2020 at 17:24
the only logical conclusion. 🙁
August 20, 2020 at 18:29
So you are assuming that KCC cannot schedule interviews for January in the month of November as would be usual? What do you base that assumption on?
August 20, 2020 at 21:38
Sorry Brit, I am just reading the Proclamation:
“Sec. 4. Termination. This proclamation shall expire on December 31, 2020, and may be continued as necessary.”
I really hope that the process will go smooth but for the experience of the first ban no 2NL was issue before 23 June and therefore following the logic no 2NL will be issued until the ban will be over only by the President.
August 21, 2020 at 04:01
That’s a daft comparison since all the embassies were closed by central order in March – so you have NO reason to make the conclusion you jumped to…
August 21, 2020 at 04:23
i am very sorry to bother you.
I do understand that people outside of US won’t be able to have interviews until December (based on the current ban). But what happens with the adjustment of status and people who are already legally in USA? Will they get interview dates between October-December?
Will the case numbers continue to become current or KCC should finish with the interviews of whoever is already current and then move to the next bucket of numbers ?
August 21, 2020 at 04:44
AOS cases could possibly be interviewed October to December, but since none of the cases can submit I-485 paperwork before October 1, that is unlikely to happen.
Case numbers may increase – we should wait and see.
August 19, 2020 at 19:28
Hi Brit. So if they actually started VB not from the current, but from definite case numbers, does it mean that the ones with low case numbers, who will miss their interviews in the beginning will go to the current at the end of fiscal year? Because the embassies can’t appoint interviews to 10000 people in January.
August 20, 2020 at 05:22
When interviews start, low cases will be scheduled.
August 19, 2020 at 19:48
Do you think there will be a possibility for a second draw?
August 20, 2020 at 05:22
August 19, 2020 at 21:05
Hi guys. Please anyone who can help me by putting the link address for VB of DV 2021??
August 19, 2020 at 21:13
That is the link
August 20, 2020 at 07:57
Dear Stephane, Thank you in advance!
August 20, 2020 at 01:58
The selectees for Asia is extremely huge in this year. About 25000 selectees are registered, which is usually up to about 15000 in recent years. Does it mean that maybe half of the selectees in Asia might even not have a chance to get an interview?
Because the quota might be around 8000 as usual.
August 20, 2020 at 05:24
Possibly – video update tomorrow.
August 20, 2020 at 05:11
Good morning Sir ,
How do we know how many visas will be allocated to Asia for dv 2021 after we knew the above details ?
Thank you Sir,
August 20, 2020 at 05:24
Should we expect the same cutoff numbers in the next VB (November) also?
August 20, 2020 at 05:27
I doubt it – but wait and see.
August 20, 2020 at 05:50
Will your predictions on “safe” case numbers per region be included in tomorrow’s video?
Mine is eu19k, but it feels so high in a year like this.
August 20, 2020 at 13:43
That number is OBVIOUSLY not too high but other factors mean you are not safe until you have the visa in your hand.
August 20, 2020 at 06:20
Good work Simo. Waiting for your video
August 20, 2020 at 07:59
Sir, as we know there is ban on ( Syria, Iran, Iraq,, Yemen, Burma) all these country from Asia.
1-what if the ban continue will their visas under cutoff be added to other countries in Asia?
2- we have about 10000 selected from these countries, will be deducted from the total selected number of asia about(25403) that is mean the number of people who will get visas from asia will be within (25403-10000)=15403?
Thank you Sir,
August 20, 2020 at 14:21
That is part of my analysis which I will post later today.
August 20, 2020 at 09:23
Dear Brit, I’m a 2021 selectee with EU39xxx. Do you see any chance to be interviewed or shall I just forget the whole thing and try to move on? I got the idea of the gap, but still, I’m in a deep place emotionally right now. We’ve been registering in the lottery in the last 8 yrs. I was so happy when I saw I’ve been selected, but as time passed I started feeling anxiety and sadness rather than happiness not just because of the things around us (ban, pandemic, closed embassies) but also because my CN. Honestly, I never expected that I will be sick of being selected… I am sure there are people out there with the same feelings. I would appreciate your words about my number. It is still better not to hope and stay realistic than being positive and finally not to be in the cut-off. Anyways, I will be donating to you because I already got more information from this blog than I ever got from immigration lawyers. Frankly, I had many meetings with them already. Thank you for all the efforts and time you put into this. E.
August 20, 2020 at 14:35
I am working on some videos to explain this better, but there are many factors in play this year. The pandemic, politics and new passport rule – all factors which could change what would “normally” happen to response rates and so on.
So – at first look, there are too many EU selectees (45k with less than 20k visas available), so a cutoff is likely, but we won’t know for sure for several months. Your number isn’t low enough to be considered “safe” but not high enough to be hopeless. So – the reality is you will wait a long time with no good answer. I know this can be a difficult, so you really should step back fior a few months and don’t try to look for clear predictions, because that won’t be possible.
August 20, 2020 at 22:23
Thank you for your answer, I appreciate it. I’ll take your advice and try to get back to my normal life and enjoy the moments we have. Wish you all the best. Esther
August 20, 2020 at 16:30
Don’t say such a thing! Be optimist! This is my advice for you. I’ve also a high case number(Af72***) but I am optimist. ??
August 20, 2020 at 11:44
What does it mean:
The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign state of chargeability of those registered for the DV-2021 program: Africa- Algeria 6001?
Does it means that there are 6001 selected in Algeria for dv-2021. I have case number AF20xxx Do a have a remote hope? Or nothing at all?
August 20, 2020 at 14:39
Your number is low, so you will get a chance.
October 7, 2020 at 19:09
Great work done Brit, am inquiring whether I can also hope to be scheduled for interview with the number 2021AF21xxx?
October 8, 2020 at 00:00
I don’t know. Wait and see.
August 20, 2020 at 14:14
Good morning Sir ,
The number of selectees in Asia is approximately 25000 , so it is a very critical year for us , usually the number of issued visas for Asia is about let’s say 8000 . The highest case number in Asia for this year is about AS36000 so if from case number AS00000001 till AS00011000 let’s say we have 8000 selectees ,that’s mean it will be over for other cases , over than AS11001 ,
1- is it logic?
2- do they aim for something we don’t know about taking until this high case number (AS36000)?
3- could be a lot of gaps that ‘s why the highest case number in Asia for example is 36000?
4- could the number of visas which will be issued to Asia be more than usual because of the unusual number of selectees in Asia for this year comparing with other continents and other year especially the number of given visas for this year will be 54750 ?
Thank you sir ,
August 20, 2020 at 14:47
2. I will post a video later today that will explain.
3. That is true.
August 20, 2020 at 14:22
Do you think I have a chance? DV2021 EU39XXX
Also what’s the highest case number you’ve seen for the EU region?
August 20, 2020 at 14:48
August 20, 2020 at 23:17
First may i know what is the new passport rules.
secondly is AF25xxx is high number or we have a high chance
August 21, 2020 at 03:57
You had to give your passport number when entering – that was the new rule.
August 21, 2020 at 01:44
Do the numbers listed in the visa bulletin for each country include the derivatives? My friend with EU37XXX is obviously a little iffy right now, and herself has four derivatives (husband + 3 kids).
August 21, 2020 at 03:56
August 21, 2020 at 02:56
I was selected in the dv-2021 lottery and I am already in the US. Thus, I will follow the Adjustment of Status process. Do you think that people that will go for adjustment of status will somehow get higher priority ? Or will the numbers become current independently?
August 21, 2020 at 05:09
The numbers published are the same for AOS or CP processing. So – you cannot submit your I-485 package until you see your number announced as current. That is the early filing policy.
August 21, 2020 at 04:28
Hello Brit. Thank you for you information.
My Case Number is 2021AS000002XX. I have already filled in DS-260 form. Does that mean I will received interview notification soon? Thank you
August 21, 2020 at 04:42
Well you also need to be asked for documents.
August 21, 2020 at 13:21
according to your analysis, what do you think about this number AF31*** (From Egypt)
August 21, 2020 at 16:19
I have heard higher Egypt numbers.
August 22, 2020 at 19:19
Hello Sir i have been following your updates and they are so useful…..
However, i got married(Legal with certificate and photos) last December 2019 and when the DV 2021 result came out i was part of the selected. Also I am yet to fill my DS260 which i am planing to submit before end of next week. So is it advisable to put in the form that i married while when i was playing the DV i did not indicated there. My Case number is AF34####.
August 22, 2020 at 20:19
You MUST tell the truth – that is not optional. So yes, you will complete the DS260 as married and create a DS260 for your spouse. Read the FAQ.
August 22, 2020 at 20:24
Thank you so much for the advice sir, appreciated. I can now complete my form and submit it before it’s late.
August 23, 2020 at 13:39
my Case No 2021AS00032*** I entered my all four family members names for DV 2021 DV lottery application on October 2019. When I log in to fill & complete DS 260 forms all four family members names had indicated there. I completed all four forms & signed & submitted only three forms on 20.08.2020. I couldn’t sign & submit my son DS 260 forms.My son age when applying DV lottery below 21 years. Birthday 1998 November. Now he is 21+ . Is it technical issue or age problem .What I have to do now
August 23, 2020 at 21:09
It probably means you did not click on the selective service link just before submitting.
August 23, 2020 at 21:10
Just checking your number though, because you have a high number your son will have aged out by the time your number is ready, so you will not be able to get a visa for him. You need to think about that.
August 23, 2020 at 21:22
Thanks so much for your help in advance. I was selected for the DV-2020 program. I sent the document in November, 2019 but I haven’t heard from them yet. I sent several emails but I received generic responses.
My case number is 44XXX. Would there be any chance for the interview?
Thanks a lot,
August 27, 2020 at 12:23
Hi Brit, i would like to ask why they put countries from Asia and South America like Curacao or Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan? Is that just miss posted or what? Please explain us that.
Thanks for your help!
August 27, 2020 at 22:00
I have no idea what you mean.
August 28, 2020 at 14:35
Thanks a lot for helping everyone!
I received an email advising to submit all necessary documents last week. The problem I have is with the police clearance certificate which I have to submit from the countries of residence since the age of 16. I lived in three foreign countries (in each for more than 12 months). Since I can not go back to these countries now, it is quite difficult to get the certificates from these countries. My question is, is it Okay if I submit the police certificate only from the country I am currently living in?
August 28, 2020 at 21:38
No don’t do that. Obtain the police certs first, then send the documents. You don’t normally have to go to the country to get a police cert – the reciprocity page (part of the instructions) has all the info on how to do that.
August 28, 2020 at 15:15
If me and all my family have tourist visa (B1/B2) and flight to USA, do we have a chance to apply adjustment of status there? I mean continue our ds260 procedure there or start a new one ds260 from beginning. Note, we have 2 DV2021, separately (me and my wife).
August 28, 2020 at 21:39
THat is a risky choice. You could be accused of entering the USA with intent to adjust status (as you clearly do) and that is considered fraud.
August 31, 2020 at 12:03
What if I and my family go in USA with working visa and there apply adjustment of status? i have this posibility too. im just waiting consulate to open and to go and apply for working visa.
August 31, 2020 at 12:16
How? There is a ban on h1b
August 31, 2020 at 20:17
September 3, 2020 at 11:08
Good day. My wife is a selectee of DV 2021. She graduated from high school and hold an associate degree in education administration. On the DV entry, she put high school as the highest level of education obtained as there was no provision on the entry for associate degree. She is thinking of showing or presenting her associate diploma in the event where the CO asks for highest level of education despite the fact that it is not reflected in the DS-260 but rather high school graduate. I want to know:
1. Will it pose a problem or affect her chance if she does that?
2. Is it a must that the derivative be a high school graduate and also has work experience?
September 3, 2020 at 20:45
September 27, 2020 at 08:00
Hello, with case number 2021AF00030xxx do i stand any chance of being called for an interview, with my country got 908 selectees. thanks
September 27, 2020 at 14:48
It has nothing to do with your country, it is to do with your case number in the region. Your number is fine.
October 8, 2020 at 17:59
Thank you very much Sir, may the Lord Jesus bless you abundantly.
October 8, 2020 at 07:40
Hey simon .i was selected for the 2021 ,I’m from uganda East Africa,but I have a very high ranking case number, is it possible apply to the year 2022 again wen I’m already in the system of 2021 ??
October 8, 2020 at 19:27
October 8, 2020 at 08:26
Hi Simon, i’m from Sri lanka and my case number is AS300XX. My passport expiry date is 2022 June. I did not submit the Ds260 yet and willing to do it soon. Do i have to get a new passport or shall i proceed with the excising passport. please advice.
October 8, 2020 at 10:17
hi dinu..im als from Srilanka.. i am a dv 2021 winner. Are u a Dv 2021 winner or Dv 2020 winner?
October 9, 2020 at 05:17
Hi, I’m 2021 Winner
October 8, 2020 at 19:41
Proceed with the existing one.
October 8, 2020 at 17:54
Dear Brit, i appreciate the great work done, my CN is 2021AF00021711, I sent my documents before receiving email from KCC but I received the automated mail, does this affect me being scheduled for interview? If no when do you think I may be scheduled in case the ban is lifted by Dec?
Thank you for your support.
October 8, 2020 at 22:57
You should check with them in a few weeks to see if they accepted your documents.
As for when – well wait and see.
October 13, 2020 at 05:09
I have been selected in the 2021 draw, however the passport I played with expired early this year and I m currently waiting for my new passport to be issued in order to start with my application,… my case iD is 2021xxxxxxx11000,
Question: Is there any deadline for me to kick start my application? can it wait for 2 more months?
October 13, 2020 at 13:15
It can wait, yes. No specific deadline.
October 13, 2020 at 19:09
Hey brit .I’m from uganda ,my case number is higher than 55000 actually it is AF202178051 …do i really have any hope ???? , because it looks too huge for me ,i submitted my DS 260 earlier in July .but i have never been replied to submit the supporting documents ..
October 13, 2020 at 22:08
It is too early to know – although you are mistaken in comparing your number to the 55,000 number. Your number is in Africa only – but there are many holes before your number.
October 14, 2020 at 14:40
Thank you sir ,but kindly what do u mean by holes , kindly need more explanation how it favours ma number to be in Africa only
October 14, 2020 at 16:08
Read the FAQ or use the search feature to read about holes.
October 15, 2020 at 10:30
Thanks so much ,for now i understand the holes . patient just ..
October 29, 2020 at 13:04
Pls I was denied last two years(2018) based on this.”Section 212(a)(6) E which prohibit the issuance of the Visa to any one who has assisted any person in as attempt to obtain an immigrant benefit to which that person is not entitled”… My husband wasn’t able to express himself in English so we got denied….. Please I want to apply for school in the USA this year , Please I want to know if me getting denied wont affect my visa if I get admission…. Thanks
October 29, 2020 at 22:35
Section 212(a)(6) E is far more serious than you seem to understand. It means you tried to help someone commit immigration fraud. That is extremely serious, and I don’t know what that means for future applications.
October 29, 2020 at 22:38
Ahh – now I understand.
YOU tried to commit fraud by marrying someone. You knew it two years ago but now you waste my time pretending this was because your “husband” didn’t speak English well!!
I was born in the morning, not this morning.
October 30, 2020 at 06:22
Thank you very much BritSimon
November 11, 2020 at 22:15
According to the selected qualified entries in Algeria (6001) is my case number high (DV21AF39***)? I didn’t get my email to submit docs!
November 11, 2020 at 22:31
Can I submit my documents before they ask me to do it?
November 11, 2020 at 23:15
I dont recommend that at this time.
November 11, 2020 at 23:12
Numbers are by region, and I cannot tell where your number sits in your country, but it doesn’t matter. Algeria will not hit the cap. So, your number is ok. You just need some patience.
November 11, 2020 at 23:55
Hello sir :
my mom is Syrian and DV 2021 winner, her case number AS 35XXX ,do u suggest to me to fill her DS260 ?
1- what I know that it takes about 3 months to process the DS260 file , so am afraid if KCC done processing the file by January and Pres- Biden did not remove the travel ban yet , may they cancel her 2NL ? or this won’t happen till her case number is available for 2NL later after January ?
2- She will use her current passport to fill DS260 , but she needs a new one by next April is that ok ?
3- she needs High School Diploma and she will provide , does my Dad (her spouse) also need to provide a High School Diploma ? (he lost his Diploma document it is too old 1965 and he needs a long process to get a new one ).
November 12, 2020 at 00:21
The number is very high, perhaps too high to get an interview. For now, I suggest not submitting the ds260 until we know more.
December 11, 2020 at 15:05
Hi Mr Simon,
Please I am kindly asking you to know as how long it normally take for kcc to respond to mail after submitting your DS260 form, reason of asking is, I have submitted my DS260 since one month ago and has not recieve any email from them.
Thank you and looking forward for your reply.
December 11, 2020 at 19:15
The time varies. Patience is the best idea.