Oh my gosh. I have had way too many people asking about their 2NLs for ***APRIL*** interviews. I tell people to show some patience, but that seems impossible for many people. So – let me explain, and give some steps to take.
This month has been a little different than normal. The normal order of events is that 2NLs are sent some time in the second half of the month – that includes ALL THE WAY up to the end of the month. As soon as 2NLs are sent we can see that scheduled cases show “in transit” status, and once the embassy has received the case, they update CEAC to show the case in Ready status. 2NLs go out as a batch, although it can take a few hours or even a couple of days for all 2NLs to be sent. Within a few hours, the ESC page that showed the 1NL (selected) letter) is updated to show the appointment details. That is the normal sequence of events.
This month has been different.
Almost 2 weeks ago some (but not all) scheduled cases were marked as “in Transit”. Those cases have largely been marked as “Ready” now.
Yesterday, the 2NLs started going out – BUT some people have not received their 2NLs yet, even though those cases are in transit or ready.
Xarthisius has confirmed that MANY cases have been marked in transit in the past few days.
So – things are a little different. Of course, people have speculated it is something that means Trump has done something, or something wrong with their cases, or perhaps aliens have landed. That is all nonsense. There is nothing wrong. People need to just relax!!! People like to make this seem like the sky is falling but remember the Earliest April interviews are nearly 5 weeks away. Really – there is time.
So – some steps you can take if you are current.
- Check your case status on CEAC. Enter your case number without the leading zeros – like 2018AF1234.
- If your case status is in Transit or ready then you can be sure your interview is scheduled for April. Go on to step 2.
- If the case says at NVC, then it is likely that your case is NOT being scheduled for April. If so – relax and be patient. The next 2NLs will be out in about 1 month for May interviews. Sometimes that happens for various reasons – almost always NOTHING to do with the case itself. You can ignore all the instructions (6 steps) regarding NVC.
- Check the ESC page to see if your 1NL has been replaced by your 2NL yet. You may have missed the email, but that doesn’t matter, the appointment details are only ion the letter, not the email.
- Wait patiently. Take up yoga or something. There is NO NEED to waste anyone’s time with further questions. KCC will send out 2NLs in due course. Your calling them will just waste their time and give them less time to do their work. So DO NOT CALL KCC.
- You can start preparing for the interview. Arrange your medicals. If the physician asks for the 2NL they may not schedule the medical yet, although many physicians will. But, if your physician won’t schedule – wait – there is time.
KCC don’t communicate with me about these things. I don’t know any more than any of you – BUT if this process has taught you anything by now it should be how to exercise some patience. Just carry on showing patience for a few days and 2NLs should be sent out to everyone.
R E L A X!
March 7, 2018 at 06:14
when do you receive 2NL and date of an interview it is appointed where that to confirm date of an interview is necessary? or to fill out any application e on the website?
March 7, 2018 at 06:29
If the embassy want that – they instruct you.
March 7, 2018 at 09:05
thank you for the wonderful guide on this visa journey. i can see on your rite up that “you can ignore the six steps at the NVC”. does this mean one should just relax and what for the 2nl after receiving a confirmation letter that your application has been receive?
March 7, 2018 at 14:45
You just wait, yes.
March 8, 2018 at 18:15
Any prediction for the next cut off
March 8, 2018 at 20:19
March 9, 2018 at 05:07
dear brit i am from nepal but i am out of my country so i am thinking of going to nepal after getting 2nl so while going to npl did i had to go by cancelling my visa of this country where i am now or i can go in holidayas
March 9, 2018 at 06:05
I don’t know – you can figure that out!
March 9, 2018 at 15:13
its seem your are in Dubai . I will advised you to take a vacation
March 9, 2018 at 15:32
Same here Krishna
I am now in Germany . I am expecting my 2nd letter in April.
March 10, 2018 at 16:32
whats your case number guys…i am from nepal too
March 11, 2018 at 21:33
55** and your
March 11, 2018 at 03:48
my case no. is6278 nd your bro and how can we get usa visa if we have visa of another country so i am thinking of cancelling this country visa while going to nepal if i get 2nl what is ur fb id bro
March 11, 2018 at 03:52
add me in fb (Sural’z Sharma)
March 9, 2018 at 22:36
My interview will be on April. I just wanted to check my confirmation page on ceac.state.gov/iv
My form as the principal applicant is “completed” and my spouse’s form is “completed”. However there is one more application form that has been opened and named as my spouse. And it says “start now” I am sure, I didn’t add this third application to my case. What do I need to do? I just tried to contact Paris US consulate, but it is impossible to reach them by e-mail or phone! Thanks for your advice.
March 9, 2018 at 22:48
Ignore the new form.
March 9, 2018 at 23:55
Thank you for your quick reply. One more question: my wife uses her maiden name in all the forms (DS260, E-DV), and we didn’t want to change the documents and never changed her passport after our marriage. Do we need to change her last name and update passport before the interview? She actually want to use maiden name in US if we can get the visa. What do you suggest? Is it a problem to use maiden name in US?
March 10, 2018 at 00:08
March 10, 2018 at 15:47
Hi Mr. Brit
If someone applied by himself and one of his friends applied with out his knowledge, when he will be rejected before annoncement or during the interview
March 11, 2018 at 16:34
Hi Mr. Brit
Would you please send me your email
March 11, 2018 at 17:35
For messages that NEED to be private – britsimon3 at gmail
March 11, 2018 at 19:03
Pls. Check ur mail
March 11, 2018 at 20:17
I repeat. I only answer private emails that ***NEEED*** to be discussed privately. Don’t abuse that!
March 12, 2018 at 02:14
Bonjour BritSimon désolé si je parais ignorante…mais je suis confuse: j’ai un num de dossier Af40xxx. J’ai déjà remplis et soumis le formulaire DS-260 donc attends patiemment qu’on me programme un rendez-vous juste qu’en lisant les commentaires je vois NVC d’où des documents et formulaires “devant” y être envoyés.jen ai jamais entendu parler ni recevant de notifications allant dans ce sens . d’où ma préoccupation…alors svp prière de m’éclairer. ..car moi je n’ai rien rempli d’autre à part la Ds-260
March 12, 2018 at 04:34
POst questions in English.
March 13, 2018 at 13:46
May bulletin has been published. Can you make a new prediction? I think there is no way to get Visa with EU27xxx or above. What do you think Brit?
nov 4500 (+1900)
dec 6000 (+1500)
jan 8200 (+2200)
feb 10700 (+2500)
mar 13800 (+3100)
April 15950 (+2150)
may 18050 (+2100)
June 20306 (2256)
July 22562 (2256)
Aug 24818 (2256)
Sep 27074 (2256)
2256 – average value per 8 monts
March 13, 2018 at 14:06
Can you give me a minute????
March 13, 2018 at 17:42
Hi Mr. Brit
At which step the system will notify dv double entries that they are disqualified?
Is it between November and April, USCIS comb through the entrants and eliminate all duplicates or at further step?
March 13, 2018 at 19:54
Hi Mr. Britt,
I need your clarification about police records. We lived some period of time abroad.The instructions says that applicants who lived in foreign countries more that 12 moths should submit police records of those foreign states. If in some cases this procedure is technically impossible what are the steps to do?
March 13, 2018 at 20:44
You have the overall rule – NOW you need to check the reciprocity pages for country specific instructions. If those instructions say you cannot get the police cert for a given country – then that is not expected from you. This should be clear if you had followed the instructions you were given.
March 14, 2018 at 19:26
Thanx a lot. Is the police cert. to be stamped by Apostille?
March 13, 2018 at 21:52
Brit can you tell me ..How you think will arrive the max number in september for this year??
March 13, 2018 at 21:55
Brit can you tell me ..How you think will arrive the max number in september for this year??
March 13, 2018 at 22:08
Wait and see
March 13, 2018 at 22:12
I knew that..I wanted another answer
March 13, 2018 at 22:17
we ALL want an other answer. What can Brit say at this point? you can only predict to certain extend. the damn other rest is wait and see and belive me i hate it just as much.
March 13, 2018 at 22:24
It’s really very nice of him to say Wait and See at the moment , especially with what’s going on
March 14, 2018 at 08:39
Do you know anyone how is number of people took the visa by october to now ?
March 14, 2018 at 15:35
I’ve received my appointment date and I am waiting for my medical examination. Nevertheless do I need to register my appointment on usvisa-info.com ?
If yes, which service type do I need to choose for registration on the website?
1) I need to register an Immigrant Visa appointment
2) I have received a letter from the consular section with instructions to schedule an immigrant visa appointment
March 14, 2018 at 20:32
Follow instructions from the embassy.
March 14, 2018 at 16:30
I have my interview scheduled for April (EU) and I have a question regarding my CEAC status.
Since end of February my status is “In Transit” and has not changed to “Ready” yet.
On the embassy website, I registered my address for the courier service… had to enter my case # etc… There is a box which shows that my address is registered, but there is another box which says “no appointment is currently scheduled”. I registered my address 10 days ago… Is this because the embassy hasn’t updated my profile? Or should I contact the embassy and ask them?
I was wondering if this is the reason why my status is still “In Transit” instead of “Ready”.
March 14, 2018 at 20:15
So the embassy haven’t updated CEAC yet and that may cause a problem in creating a profile. Be patient – but if you want, contact the embassy.
March 16, 2018 at 17:10
Okay – thank you! I will wait until the end of month.
March 16, 2018 at 00:47
Hi Mr. Brit,
Thank you so much for your great help for us. Today, I got 2NL for May interview. I will prepare my documents as well as I will schedule my medical examination. Just I have one question. I heard that I should have sponsorship paper or paper that state that someone in USA should care me during the first months. I don’t know anything about that, could you explain to me?. However in the website I can not find like this requirements. I just prepared the following documents:
military service certificate
I am single, not previously married, no crime, no children.
Is it enough?
Thank you in advance
March 16, 2018 at 02:44
March 16, 2018 at 05:37
Thank you so much
March 16, 2018 at 21:18
Hi ..can you told me ..How many vissas are given until march in europe please?
March 16, 2018 at 21:46
March 16, 2018 at 22:16
Have more vissa without approved by this period?
March 19, 2018 at 08:41
Hi Britt, my case number is EU14—, and my case status is still “at NVC”. I noticed that the status of some EU15— is already “Ready”. Is it possible that I did something wrong? Thank you so much in advance!
March 19, 2018 at 13:37
March 19, 2018 at 13:47
Thank you so much!
March 21, 2018 at 00:47
Hi Mr. Brit,
Hope you are fine. I can not find someone to fill the affiditive of support (i134) as well as I have not the estimated required money. Is there is any agent can help me? sorry for disturbing you.
March 21, 2018 at 01:34
No. Financial support is only considered “real” if it comes from someone you know.
March 21, 2018 at 17:54
Hello Mr. Brit
My CN is 2018AF245** and from your post my number is current. But my checks from the ceac states ” at NVC”. Is it possible that my case has been overlooked or it will change in the coming weeks? Thanks a lot
March 21, 2018 at 19:58
If you have submitted your DS260, they will schedule your interview.
March 22, 2018 at 15:24
Hello Bris my case number is AF219xx I submitted my DS260 FORMS JULY 2017 and at the look from your site my case number is current.i have still not received any email till date may I know what the problem is?
March 26, 2018 at 14:56
Hi sir,thank you for the good work.
Am from kenya and my case number is 2018AF31***. Still no 2NLS,could my interview be this April or May?
March 26, 2018 at 17:34
No – your case number is not current yet. Possibly June or July.
May 29, 2018 at 14:03
My case number is AF336XX. When should expect my 2NLs for interview?
May 29, 2018 at 16:21
I don’t know.
March 27, 2018 at 16:23
Hello sir,my case number is in 34000,can u predict my interview? Please am from Africa.
March 27, 2018 at 16:56
No I can’t. Wait and see.
March 28, 2018 at 12:42
March 28, 2018 at 15:49
Hello Sir thanks for all your advice I just got a from the Dv but it didn’t give me any details please advice me on what to do my case number is AF219xx
March 28, 2018 at 16:20
What advice have I given you so far?
March 28, 2018 at 16:29
To keep waiting as I wait I just got a message with no much details what is the content we should expect in the message concerning the date of interview
March 28, 2018 at 16:32
Keep waiting was good advice. Do that!
March 28, 2018 at 16:53
Hahaha Bris good new now and good things comes to does who wait I just recheck my status again and got my date for interview and my second letter my case number isAF219xx so those within my range should keep checking
March 30, 2018 at 22:55
Thanks for this post Simon – it looks like this scenario is happening again (in OC, at least) but your instructions gave me comfort!
July 17, 2018 at 18:31
I’ have not received my 2NL and my case number is AF286XX is there any hope that I will have my interview in August ?
July 17, 2018 at 18:52
In September, yes.