|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||18,900||Except: Egypt 15,100|
|ASIA||6,400||Except: Nepal 4,200|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||12|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for April 2019 interviews.
It is clear that the new document procedure has created a backlog. This backlog is obviously a factor in the VB progression. Normal logic would say that if cases cannot be scheduled because of the new document process, that would mean the VB would be able to move faster. However, there is a backlog of cases from previous months that is absorbing a high number of the interview slots available each month, and that will cause an opposite effect on the VB (slowing). So – it remains to be seen how each region will be affected. The effects will probably not be the same in each region, because a region such as AF is slow to react to a new procedure whereas other regions will react faster.
As I have explained before however, I do expect pace of the VB to increase toward the later months. Why? Firstly because it always works that way in the regions where there are country limits. Density reduces in later number ranges, so more case numbers need to be made current to get the same number of cases to interview. Secondly the new document procedure will mean that some people will not be able to be scheduled to be interviewed, so again, KCC would then have to increase VB pace to fill the interview spaces. But as I mention above, the backlog will have an impact on that, so I would urge people to “wait and see”.
Those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2 weeks from now. This is the same every month. VB from the 8th to the 15th of each month, and 2NLs in the second half of the month. For the last few months there have been 2NLs sent in two main batches, some early (around the 15th to 20th) and then some in the later part of the month. But given the low numbers that may not be necessary. I would expect the 2NLs to have all been sent by the end of this month.
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means – and you can also read this post on how to read the visa bulletin.
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.
March 18, 2019 at 06:53
But does it mean all the documents i sent last month were just being received two days ago??
March 18, 2019 at 13:23
April 3, 2019 at 13:07
If the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) has received and has completed processing of your DS-260 Diversity Visa application form and the DS-260s of my wife as well, than why they can see my require documents when are submit it? now.This is my third time submitting these documents to [email protected] and [email protected].( November 23, 2018, April 1,2019 and now which is today date). These are the Documents that are Required of me:
· Copy of international travel passport bio data page (no translation required)
· Birth certificate and
· Police certificate
We never saved in the Military before or even having anyone in the military. Moreover, we have never been convicted of a crime before or now so we don’t have record to that effect.
why i should submit documents for military when am not a military man or submit crime record when we never been convicted of a crime? in short, my police certificate will determining were or not.
· Military records for any applicant who is currently serving in the military or who has previously served in the military
· If you have been convicted of a crime, a certified copy of each court record and any prison record
If any problem or documents is missing please reply and state it.
April 3, 2019 at 15:45
Ask KCC if they are happy with your documents.
April 3, 2019 at 13:09
my case number is AF17XXX, i submitted all of mine documents will i still be schedule for interveiw?
April 3, 2019 at 15:45
April 4, 2019 at 11:08
I submitted all required documents for my Visa interview in November n I’m now scheduled next Tuesday but I’m worried cuz I don’t know how long it takes for a Police Certificate to expire ( in my country, Liberia). Is it going to be a problem cuz it’s about five months since I got n submitted the Police Certificate.
Do I have to get a new one.
April 4, 2019 at 13:48
yes brit said to get a new one to be safe
April 4, 2019 at 14:22
Having a new one takes away one possible headache.
April 8, 2019 at 08:43
Hi Sir, BritSimon
Any idea about i130 I received an email from the NVC that all my wife documents are completed 3 weeks ago, and the case is current, so when can she receive appointment letter from Cameroon thanks.
April 8, 2019 at 14:22
I only answer DV questions.
April 18, 2019 at 21:36
My wife won the DV 2019 n we were interviewed on the 11 of this month.
All went well n the VO told us “congratulations”! Visa approved.
And she gave us a chip to pick up the visaon the following thuThurs.
A day to the pick up, my Wife received a call from the us Embassy telling her that there’s a form for her Husband to fill in. We went n were given a white 221g n our Passports were returned but all other documents including birth n marriage certificates were not given us. They told me to fill in the form n submit it asap n I did on the same day. Till present, our status still appeare “Ready” with nothing changed.
Is it a major problem cuz when filling in the 260 form, I indicated that I was in Ganta during the Liberian Civil war n questions were asked about my location during the civil War.
April 19, 2019 at 01:44
I don’t know how big a problem that will be – you have to wait patiently.
April 18, 2019 at 22:09
It’s me again, Lee.
I didn’t take part in any Civil war as I was barely 12 year besides, the 221g had other questions regarding my family n I did as instructed. My wife is the principal applicant n I was added.
Is there any way out please
April 24, 2019 at 07:10
Hello Mr Brit i hope my question doesnt vex you
I looked at the visa bulleting of june for the AF region and it was written 37200 except Egypt – 21100
Does this mean people after 21100 will not be scheduled? ?
April 24, 2019 at 13:43
Read the article above!