Congratulations to those that are current!
OK – I have now heard from two people that submitted the DS260 in late November (the latest was 26th November and have received their 2NL today). So – it seems the DS260 processing speed has improved a little. This is probably an indication that the majority of cases submitted their DS260 by September/October.
Hopefully that means we are seeing the end of the backlog and if correct we should start to see more interviews for the next batch (June interviews) coming from cases which go current in June instead of DS260 backlog cases as we have seen so far . That should help the VB progress a little for next month and by the June VB (July interviews) we can see “more normal” VB progress.
March 24, 2015 at 16:57
Sorry, where can I see currrents?
March 24, 2015 at 17:27
How do you mean by “seeing currents”?
March 24, 2015 at 17:13
will you please share the new CEAC data before the predictions?
March 24, 2015 at 17:17
Also waiting for CEAC data ^_^
March 24, 2015 at 17:30
I was commenting about “congratulations to those that are current”.
It is just an expression for those who have already received an interview? That means there has been any advance published anywhere?
March 24, 2015 at 17:34
OK – I see – the 2NLs are coming out today. People get an email – and in the email they are told to check the ESC site for their appointment details. KCC do not publish a list of which cases are notified, but I will be able to get the precise numbers later today from CEAC.
March 24, 2015 at 19:17
do they send all the 2NLs in one go or by parts?
March 24, 2015 at 19:29
It can take a day or so for everyone to get the emails
March 24, 2015 at 17:36
Ok, then I’ll wait. I am SA 17xx
March 24, 2015 at 17:57
Thanks britsimon I just got mine few minutes ago
March 24, 2015 at 18:28
Ok congrats,so you got yours for a may interview?
March 24, 2015 at 18:37
March 24, 2015 at 17:59
Yeah ! I think KCC is speeding up, but waiting on notified people’s reports.. and your CEAC data as well 😎
March 24, 2015 at 18:47
competed my application in November I didn’t get mine just frustrated
March 24, 2015 at 19:30
Sorry – it is a test of patience.
March 24, 2015 at 19:06
So when do we expect the new ceac data and predictions @britsimon?
March 24, 2015 at 19:29
Maybe tomorrow or Thursday
March 24, 2015 at 19:11
as promised for your records:
DS-260 submission – late November,
Case was current in January,
Forms processing completed in Feb,
Interview scheduled for May.
March 24, 2015 at 19:24
Vanya, your case is probably the latest I have heard that got a 2NL today. The other latest case was November 10th. So – do you remember exactly which day you submitted?
March 25, 2015 at 00:03
I am a bit of confused here ..when i had 2 submit ds260 for dv2015, i got a deadline of July 31..so what do u mean by submission on November ???
March 25, 2015 at 00:49
Who gave you the deadline of July 31 – that is not an official deadline….
March 25, 2015 at 01:13
So,does d process depend upon date of submission??..or on CN priority ??
March 25, 2015 at 01:42
It is by CN order BUT you can only be scheduled if your DS260 is fully processed – so someone might have a low number but has to wait because they submitted late
March 25, 2015 at 03:15
I have a little confusion regarding my ds-260..in d form there was a tab where we have 2 write that where shall we live there ..and in that i have gave the adress of my brother who is in study visa..is it necessary that d personal with whom we intend 2 live must have green card ?(as it was nt mentioned so i gave my brothers adress )
March 25, 2015 at 04:23
No that is not essential, you will be ok.
March 25, 2015 at 00:58
is there any chances of increase in case no. in the next visa bulletin of Asia. before it never reached more than 550 per month (except september) . how much do you predict simon?
March 25, 2015 at 01:41
I’ll be doing predictions in the next couple of days – but I think AS should go over 6000 in the next VB
March 25, 2015 at 05:11
Hi britsimon i see the dv2015 process not far of dv2012 meaning i see the world wide “current” in cut off of july…is it probabl? What mad the dv2012 processus exeptional? Is it some reasons who prooves that dv2015 cant turn current in cut off of july especialy AF? Thanks
March 25, 2015 at 13:43
2012 had a redraw after the initial results were announced. A complete mess.
Why not current? AF has 58000 people selected for 22000 visas.
March 25, 2015 at 05:29
Its good,we hope to see an increase especially for AF Which is so slow,hope it jumps to a higher range of numbers…my fingers are crossed
March 25, 2015 at 05:46
Hopefully, I will become current in the next VB (June interview) as my CN is 54XX
If the process has been speeded up, then the number of CN will increase and hit 6XXX
But I think it won’t jump to much, might be roughly among 550-660 CNs
Whereas I wish the CN jump became higher than usual
March 25, 2015 at 06:25
We all hope so,we hope it gets higher this visa bulletin….we can only keep our fingers crossed…are u Af?
March 25, 2015 at 06:24
yes, sure I do remember when the case was submitted ) November 25th. you already heard from another person regarding Nov 26th, but 25th is still rather late.
March 25, 2015 at 13:45
Awesome thanks for the confirmation.
March 25, 2015 at 07:46
I am confused about the 2NLs thing. The DS-260 online application form was available on may and I have submitted mine the same month. What do you say about my case?
March 25, 2015 at 13:46
So your case is processed, just waiting for you CN to be current.
March 25, 2015 at 12:28
Hi..so that may speed up the vb numbers.im talking about egypt.so the big cn like 30*** to Still have hope ?
March 25, 2015 at 13:49
The speed is not really the issue for Egypt. It will be limited – probably before 30xxx
March 25, 2015 at 15:48
Mr/Britsimon im following all your post in fb.all your articles here in Blog .read it carefully. Try to Understand it will. After every update you bublish trying to get number of granted visa in Egypt. but I can’t catch the real numbers because there is a lot ppl from other countries make there interview here in Egypt .how could I know the total number of issued that’s all is Egyptian or not. could you tell us about the number of visa still remain according to the current vb and your last captured data. And i hope you could make a table for the exption countries in the next data update. Thanx in advance
March 25, 2015 at 17:55
THe CEAC data is not published by country of chargeability – so we cannot be certain of the Egyptian cases at Cairo.
I tend not to work on the exception countries month to month – as their progress is different. Some mystery will remain….
March 25, 2015 at 17:02
If as you say the backlog reduces and we see the response rate around 60% with 75% visa issuance rate, can we, then, be more precise in our final cut off predictions for EU, for example?
March 25, 2015 at 17:14
We could, however as yet, the response rate appears much lower than the number you suggest – and that makes me think we might still have another month or so before we can be sure the response rate is accurate.
March 25, 2015 at 17:36
Should we expect today the CEAC data with the transit cases?
March 25, 2015 at 18:57
I’m extracting it now.
March 25, 2015 at 17:38
if the response rate for EU stays that low the EU might have chances to even become current right?
March 25, 2015 at 18:57
Yes – if it stayed low.
March 25, 2015 at 19:05
thanks a lot, Simon, for your continued help!
March 25, 2015 at 17:58
an specific trouble with Egypt can affect Africa advance? Venezuela SA? Or the advance will just go forward with holes in related cases?
March 25, 2015 at 18:56
SA is a special case where 90% of the selectees come from Venezuela or Cuba – and one had an embassy opening and the other had the embassy being restricted in staffing.
AF cannot be affected by one country in that same way, because no one country has that large a proportion of the selectees.
March 25, 2015 at 19:03
Should Cuban embassy opening should speed up cases?
March 25, 2015 at 19:08
It might – but the point is there are significant changes that disrupt things and I am not sure what will happen for SA.
March 26, 2015 at 10:48
Dear BritSimon, do you know if that scenario (Venezuela and Cuba) will affect the other 10% Nicaraguans, Costa Ricans, Guatemalans, Chileans, Argentina, etc etc. Is the process over for the rest of South America? I think that will not be fear under US law, the proccess should not stop for 2 countries only, that s my personal opinion, sorry to insist in this matter, but i feel very disapointed, thanks again.
March 26, 2015 at 13:47
The process has not stopped, they continued issuing visas. They just didn’t increase the VB number, which has happened before. Let’s see what happens next VB.
March 25, 2015 at 19:11
I understand. Let’s wait and see.
March 26, 2015 at 10:33
My CN is AF25xxx. I submitted my application on the Oct 25, 2014. I reopened and resubmitted it on Nov 19, 2014. Unfortunately, I haven’t received my 2NL yet. In your article you said you heard two applicants submitted their DS-260 on Nov 26th, 2014 have received their 2NL. Are they from AF?
Thank you for you help and support.
March 26, 2015 at 13:49
There are certainly some from AF who submitted in November who got their interviews. So, your unlock probably affected it. Relax, it will come next month.
March 28, 2015 at 13:24
Hi Brit, case number AF13XXX, submitted my DS 260 in January 2015. What are my chances and when should i expect my 2NL and which month will i hopefully be interviewed?
March 28, 2015 at 16:54
Jan 1 or Jan 31?? Makes a difference!!
Up to now they have been taking about 4 months to process the forms, but that might now be improving – let’s assume 3 months. So if you meant Jan 1 you will probably get a May 2NL, possibly April, If you meant Jan 31 it might be May or June. The interviews are 6 to 8 weeks after the 2NL.
March 28, 2015 at 15:25
hi britsom iam so stress at last i will take sucide my case number is 2015AF00071050 WHAT ADVICE GIVE do you have chance for interviw and when moth
March 28, 2015 at 16:57
You cannot do anything about this other than wait and see what happens.
March 29, 2015 at 08:13
my case nuber is 2015 AF00081000 DO YOU HAVE CHANCE FOR INTERVIW WHEN DOES INTERVIW TIME
March 29, 2015 at 15:41
Very small chance – if it does get an interview it would be in September. You will know if you will get an interview in July.