Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 24,800 Except:
ASIA 6,425 Except:
and the CARIBBEAN 1,100
The “April” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case numbers that are current for May interviews. There are four months remaining after this bulletin to be scheduled.
I am very disappointed at the EU number. I was hoping KCC would get through the density plateau (which they have) AND add another 1000 or so (which they haven’t). What that probably means is that the decrease in interview capacity we saw last month is not just a single anomaly, but probably indicative of the ongoing capacity. That is sure to make EU high case numbers nervous – with good reason.
The other regions are progressing more or less according to expectation.
Those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2 weeks from now. I know I am going to get a lot of people who will ask me this exact question – so let me say that again. 2NLs will be sent in about one or two weeks time – that means the latter part of the month. The schedule is that VBs are published between the 8th and the 15th of each month, and 2NLs go out from the 15th to the end of the month (most typically around the 20th to 24th). This is the same every month, so there is no need to ask me.
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means.
Processing is spread out over the full year. You can see the progress of the two previous years in this post about basic questions. However, some countries have a high number of selectees and those selectees are concentrated in the lower case numbers. For various reasons, mainly to do with embassy capacity, KCC slow down certain countries as compared to the region. So – in Africa, any case with a case number shown as under the new number can be interviewed but for cases from Egypt, that number is lower. That isn’t a big problem, it just “slows down” those countries a little more than the rest of the region. Since selectees from those countries all have lower case numbers, this slowing down does not present any risk. It does not (at this point) mean they won’t allow all selectees an interview from those countries.
To understand why some countries get lower case numbers, read this article about the lottery draw process.
Read this link if you are unsure how to read the visa bulletin
October 2, 2018 at 09:44
Hi Brit am from Ethiopia i completed and sent DS260 at june 2018 when i should expect the response , which one is the better to check the respone the mail or other way 2019AF00014xxx my case number
October 2, 2018 at 14:05
October 3, 2018 at 06:30
Hi bro Brit I have two questions to ask
1) Can a military person without Advanced level be eligible to play the lottery as train worker for more than two years?
2) can a military person serving in a country be eligible to travel if he/ she is a Winner?
October 3, 2018 at 19:24
1. Military service does not qualify a person.
2. Not unless the military service has ended.
October 5, 2018 at 04:54
Hello brit I am a dv2018 winner I’m already in US. I paid immigration fees to uscis upon arrival and I also changed my address online before paying the fees, cuz I moved a week after arrival. I wanted to ask whether immigration will send my card to my old address or the new one I updated before payment. Thanks in advance
October 5, 2018 at 05:08
OLd one probably.
March 22, 2019 at 14:59
Hello 2019 dv weener AF 28817case numbr isend new docment
March 22, 2019 at 15:46
June 17, 2019 at 14:40
Hi I’m Lawrence M. Nagbe i had send my ds260 07 Aug 2018 but i have not received my interview date yet
June 17, 2019 at 15:28
Have you sent your documents?