The government have confirmed what we knew so far that the document procedure is not going to be in place for DV2023. That is great news, because the document procedure had caused a problem with processing since it was introduced during DV2019.
Now – this is also important for those that are still worried about DS260 processing. Since KCC are not splitting their resources AND have not lost several months of processing as we saw in DV2022, this means KCC will have more than enough time and resources to process ALL DS260s in a timely manner. This is exactly how the process used to operate, and I am happy to see us returned to that state.
Remember In DV2022 the government processed over 100K DS260s with about 6 or 7 months of wasted effort. That shows they have more than enough capacity, and I expect to see minimal DS260 wait times by about December. So finally people can stop wondering about when their DS260s were processed.
Also this means the numbers reported to the visa office will reflect reality of how many cases want to proceed. That means the Visa Bulletin will be used to control processing in a normal effective way. It is too soon to know exactly what that will mean (because we don’t have the full set of data yet), BUT it does mean that lower case numbers will have an advantage, which is the way the processed is supposed to work.
If you want to read the announcement you can read it here:
August 26, 2022 at 05:16
Sorry if I may ask what documents really that won’t be needed , does this means no more documents at the interview date, like education documents etc ?
August 28, 2022 at 21:27
We are talking about documents not needing to be sent to KCC before scheduling. Obviously you must still have various documents at the interview.
August 26, 2022 at 06:51
Hello simon I wanna to ask about
What happened about muslim ban issue(2017)
I hear some news about re chance to all people How harmed from this topic.
August 28, 2022 at 21:27
Nothing has happened.
August 26, 2022 at 06:55
Hi from Sweden!
COULD this mean that it would POSSIBLY be a second draw of the DV2023 after all…? (We ARE looking at other ways to move over there but since me and my husband own and work for our own company, not many ways are possible for us to get a visa that allows us both to work with our own business.) So I still have hope for the impossible. All the best to you Simon. You are such a blessing to people!
August 28, 2022 at 21:28
No – absolutely no second draw. They already have more than enough selectees for DV2023 – why add more?
August 26, 2022 at 12:02
Amazing news!! Thanks Simon for the information.
August 26, 2022 at 18:59
Thank you for good information the quality of service is good
August 27, 2022 at 08:52
Thanks Mr. Britt.
So what about sending 2nd NL. Should we waiting to 2nd NL as before.
August 29, 2022 at 19:59
Hello Brit Simon, I need a little clarification, if a family of five get issued their DV visas, can the principal applicant take the lead to the USA, so that the derivatives join the principal applicant later but before the DV visa expires, OR does the PA have to return to Ghana and leave together with the derivatives ? Will only the derivatives be allowed into the USA whilst the PA has already entered and is in the USA?
September 3, 2022 at 07:26
Hello Simon Can you help me for this issue the denied my visa no reason after passed my interview here Johannesburg consulate my casse 2022Af24978 because the ask me how you did come in here sout Africa I don’t know bcz I’m foreign or what I try to call consulate no answer please help me.
September 5, 2022 at 20:58
I don’t know why you were refused – it is not for “no reason”.
September 8, 2022 at 10:33
Hullo brit was requesting for the link with interview experience stories
September 9, 2022 at 22:53
November 15, 2022 at 10:40
Sorry to ask but did you got call for the interview?
September 12, 2022 at 05:05
Hi Brit Simon
We are winner of 2023, from Sri Lanka. My question here is regarding children over 21years, would you have any advice, insights on best way to process their visas to US? And approximate time for processing it would be helpful just as a guidance.
September 12, 2022 at 05:12
It takes years to bring adult children.
September 16, 2022 at 13:20
Hi Sir Britsimon. You are doing really great job. Love you.
I’m also 23 winner in sri lanka. Case number is AS5***. When will i take 2nd NL. Is it late now for me.
September 24, 2022 at 18:09
You are not current yet – so be patient.
September 20, 2022 at 16:12
i am Sofia Ahadyar. I am a winner of 2023. I still does not fill the DS260 because I win the lottery by electronic ID card. i still can not get the passport. In my country Afghanistan the process is so slow. what should I do?
September 21, 2022 at 01:10
Some people say I should fill Ds260 before 1 October after that when you get the passport you can unlock your form and put your passport details.
September 24, 2022 at 18:48
There is no such deadline to complete the DS260, but yes you can complete it with your ID.
September 24, 2022 at 18:45
Complete the DS260 with the ID card.
September 20, 2022 at 17:06
Thank you for supporting and update us am dv2023 winner and am in hope successful interview with my family October
September 21, 2022 at 07:21
Hi Brit Simon, I’m 2023 winner from AS and my question is….. I have a child over 21years, what’s the process to get this child to the US?
Should we indicate on DS260 that he will travel to migrate later?
How long would the process take? any idea Pls?
Please let me know best and quickest process.
Thank you, need your guidance.
September 24, 2022 at 18:48
It is an I-130 process and it will take years.
September 28, 2022 at 04:41
Thank you. Could you clarify on the PCC requirement pls, does the embassy require police clearance from birth or 16years and over?
September 28, 2022 at 11:50
16+ – please read the instructions.
October 13, 2022 at 15:40
Hi Mr simon,
At education information part I wrote I have diploma but now I find out my university give us only transcript certificate not a diploma so now should I unlock my ds 260 or not.
Because during interview I only have transcript certificate not a diploma.
October 13, 2022 at 16:15
Also I wrote at high school section I wrote degree instead of certificate.
At the section of
Degree or diploma and certificate Received
October 23, 2022 at 14:44
No need to correct that either.
October 23, 2022 at 14:44
No need to correct that.
October 14, 2022 at 01:28
My case is right now at KCC.
When I open ds260 in the up corner it write down (below my case number) your case is at KCC
October 14, 2022 at 01:29
Is it ok to unlock my form
October 14, 2022 at 06:08
My case number is 19***
October 15, 2022 at 12:48
Hi Brit’s thank you for the update is there any possibility to get your email? I need to ask a question in regards to dv. I may not be able to post it on the blog because it is complex and not sure how to go about it.
October 23, 2022 at 15:00
I only answer questions in public so that others benefit from the answers.
October 16, 2022 at 07:12
I am a dentist
December 3, 2022 at 07:57
Hello, Mr. Simon, I hope you are well. I am from Afghanistan, the winner of DV 2023. When I registered for DV lottery, I registered as single, while I am married and have two sons. Because I was working in the Ministry of Defense and I was hiding from Taliban, I didn’t have photos of my wife and sons to record them, now, I filled out the DS-260 form and told the truth that I am married and have two sons, but my wife and sons are not immigrating with me. Is it possible for my case to be rejected?
Please answer, I am very worried
Now what should I do?
December 3, 2022 at 12:53
Rejection is 100% certain in this scenario. Really – there is no point in you continuing the process. You broke a very critical rule, and you have given them the evidence. Really, there is no possible positive outcome, no excuse can be accepted.