|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||37,200||Except: Egypt 21,100|
|ASIA||10,000||Except: Nepal 5,775|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||14|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for June 2019 interviews.
OK, so as discussed previously, we are now seeing fast VB pace. As I explained, the cases that have not submitted their documents cannot be scheduled, and since it seems KCC are sticking to the plan (no documents, no interview), they need to increase the VB fast to yield enough cases that can be scheduled. I would not be surprised to see around half or more of the interviews go to backlog cases, and I think there will continue to be cases not scheduled for interview where they should be. That will be an aspect of busier embassies, that simply don’t have a lot of spare capacity.
I am concerned at the low number of visas issued thus far. This will mean interviews being scarce in later months. It is extremely important to make sure you are submitting your documents. EVERYONE should now submit their documents whether they are asked to do so or not. Once you have submitted, wait a week or two and ask KCC if they are satisfied with the documents. Don’t leave it much later.
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. The end of the month really means THE END OF THE MONTH. Please don’t waste my time later this month asking about 2NLs. Please. They can be sent right up until the last day of the 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.
June 10, 2019 at 15:40
Hi brit i had my interview some weeks ago sadly i was asked to provide an additional document which i did the next day but up till now they haven’t called
June 10, 2019 at 20:17
Patience is all you can do…
June 20, 2019 at 05:40
This year dv winners but denied visa can participate for next year?
June 20, 2019 at 14:27
June 24, 2019 at 15:05
Please I did my interview last Monday on 17/06/19. I didn’t got any difficult. The co kept my passport and return all original Diplomas and certificates. Then she said I Will call you. But still now she did not.
And if I cheick the ceca I’m on AP.
What does that mean please ?
I’m so worry sir.
June 25, 2019 at 00:24
Did you read the FAQ? Do that.
June 29, 2019 at 13:57
Hi Britt I have been following your instruction carefully since I joined this site.
I want to thank you so much for the information you provide
I have gotten my 2NLon 28th and preparing for my interview in August.
God bless you.
June 29, 2019 at 19:59
June 25, 2019 at 03:29
Yes sir I did.
June 28, 2019 at 05:03
Sir finally I received my visa yesterday, thank you for your guidance and God bless you.
June 28, 2019 at 13:36
June 28, 2019 at 05:12
Sir you have done a beautiful wonderful job to us we will not forget you even a single micro second, God bless you sacrifice, you love because you loved and guide everyone all in world. You effort makes us succeed again i said we are proud for you here in kenya, God bless you and your family.
June 28, 2019 at 13:38
July 2, 2019 at 05:21
I heard that we should receive a locked a yellow envelope from the embassy with the visa to deliver at the airport. Some people say they received nothing with the visa. Could you explain this point, please?
July 2, 2019 at 05:34
It is normal to get an envelope.
July 2, 2019 at 05:38
A friend of mine says he did not receive any envelopes – only the passport. What should he do in this case?
July 2, 2019 at 07:34
I read that a new US eVisa System is replacing the hand carry packets in some US embassies. Is that true?
July 2, 2019 at 13:55
Yes, but you would expect the embassy to explain that if they were on the pilot program.
July 2, 2019 at 13:45
Contact the embassy.
July 2, 2019 at 14:24
You are totally right. Thank you.
July 2, 2019 at 16:22
Is it an envelope for each applicant or one envelope for all the family?
July 2, 2019 at 17:57
July 2, 2019 at 19:23
Hi sir how are you
Sir I have submitted application and all documents original in 21 june 2019 nvc when schedule appointment for interview
July 2, 2019 at 20:15
If they are satisfied with your documents (and you are DV2019) then the 2NLs will be sent in the second half of July (September interviews).
July 3, 2019 at 06:15
Okay thank you so much sir have a nice day take care
July 4, 2019 at 04:58
Hi brit my interview was on june 19 but the co said he wants to authenticate my document & he said i’ll call u he didn’t take my passport. my question is they issued my visa number for other person or not?
July 4, 2019 at 15:01
Yes your visa would have been re-allocated, but that doesn’t matter – there are enough visas this year. Now you just wait until they are satisfied.
July 4, 2019 at 15:38
ok bro Tnks!
July 6, 2019 at 07:18
Hi sir! I was interviewed on the 4th of April and I was placed on administrative processing the co told me the embassy will call. I checked the ceac and my case was updated on the 27th of June. But still on administrative processing. What does it mean?
July 6, 2019 at 11:28
Still on administrative processing.
July 10, 2019 at 09:07
Simon my interview has been approved i gave interview in nepal ..when i making my visa profile it shows korea adress.. i did all my processing from korea at that time i login in visa profile unknowingly with my mail adress and passport number .. so now i cant able to put adress of here in nepal can it be change here in nepal will it going to be problem what can i do now
July 10, 2019 at 18:12
You are not being clear – but if this is about your address – use you actual address. It doesn’t matter where you process from. As long as your original entry was accurate.
July 11, 2019 at 05:15
I mean though i make process my korea i did my interview from my home country nepal and i got approve but the actual thing i cant able to make visa profile because i mistakenly try to make visa profile when i was in korea so now when i try to make it shows korea adress then i request them to change it .. how long it will and
2.. IF i did not make my visa profile will not my visa will be issued or what happen or it will get issued only when i make visa profile
July 17, 2019 at 16:11
I am DV winner from Nepal (incluinding my husband and one baby) for 2019. They did not accept my sponsor during my interview in march, as his income was $50K (he has three family members in the US) . They asked for changing sponsor. I changed my sponsor and new sponsor has income $90K per year. After that, they sent me RFE, asking a genuine relationship with sponsor. I know him through my friend, had a few chats in facebook and phone calls. I submitted all those records including a new letter sent by my sponsor. The main problem is that they also asked for photos which I didn’t have with my sponsor. So, they refused my VISA third time and asking for a new sponsor. I need to submit a letter from a new sponsor written in his/her words, social media chats, calls, photoes etc, which is impossible to show for any DV winner.
July 17, 2019 at 17:51
You are digging a big hole for yourself, and will probably cost yourself your visa if you don’t pay attention. If you submit another sponsor you have to be certain that person meets the income requirements AND is someone you know that is likely to support you. A stranger is NOT a good sponsor.
July 18, 2019 at 17:49
Consular Officer is not convinced that there is a genuine relationship between you and
your sponsor and/ or that the sponsor would support you. Please submit documents as
1. An authentic letter from your sponsor, written in his/her own words in detail,
explaining his/her relationship with you and how he/she plans to support you after your
arrival in the USA. Apart from this, please include chat records, photos, and any other
evidences that establishes a genuine and personal relationship with your new
sponsor. The letter must demonstrate relationship and your sponsor’s true intent to
2. You must also submit a detailed letter explaining how you know your new sponsor,
the nature of your relationship – if any – with the sponsor, how often you are in contact
with the sponsor, how many other people the sponsor is living with, and how many other
people the sponsor has supported.
Sorry, too much for details. This is the second RFE they sent which is exactly same as the first RFE.
The sponsor knows me and is in frequent contact. The main question is: “what is meant by written in his/her own words in detail?” Should letter be written by hand writing not a computer typed. Actually the letter is well written (computer typed) by sponsor which answers all these questions. He has two family members him and his wife. I have three members including my husband and a baby. The original signed copy was sent to the Consular. Should the letter be notarized? He did send Facebook chats copies to the Consular. Is it possible to talk my sponsor with the Consular in email or by phone. Only thing is the photos, which I cannot provide.
I dot understand what the Consular is asking for.
Thank you so much for your priceless assistant.
July 18, 2019 at 18:44
The two points they make are very clear – I don’t see what needs clarification.
July 23, 2019 at 14:08
Thank you BritSimon for your quick and useful reply. My main question what is meant by authentic letter? My sponsor sent letter signed by him (the original copy). Should the letter be notarized to be considered as authentic?
July 23, 2019 at 21:07
There is no mention of the letter needing to be notarized is there?
July 24, 2019 at 15:11
No, they didn’t. The submitted letter explains their questions very well. Why they repeat the email asking the same question second time. My sponsor is also not able to understand. It is very strange. Is it possible to call the Consular directly. I also talked a lawyer who is also not able to understand the question after reading the submitted sponsor letter. Thanks. Now I am loosing my confidence to get VISA.
July 24, 2019 at 15:19
Actually you missed the point of my answer. They did not ask for that – so why are you talking about it? Move on.
July 24, 2019 at 15:53
Hi sir Brith.
Since I dit my interview on jun 17 2019 there is not update in my case, I’m always in AP.
They have my passport with them. And they didn’t ask any addional doccument. Juste they said we will call.
I read the FAQ. But I’m so worry brother.
July 24, 2019 at 16:18
You just have to wait….
July 24, 2019 at 18:36
Thank for your reply.
July 25, 2019 at 09:03
I CHECK MY DV MAY AND FAIL CAN I CHECK AGAIN IN AUGUST?
July 25, 2019 at 09:55
No because the second draw usually are around October. Moreover they don’t do always a second draw.
July 27, 2019 at 02:00
July 27, 2019 at 12:44
July 28, 2019 at 17:31
Thank you very much sir for all the guidelines and effort you shown to us so far…am really greatful
August 12, 2019 at 09:36
We were issued visas after out interview and submitting all required documents but one of my kids documents were not returned.
Her passport had some issues with the name and we were asked to resend a new passport with the correct names which we did.on the status it indicated issued ,we picked our visas 3 of us but hers wasn’t their.i tried calling customer services but haven’t been able to get help.
What should we do?
August 12, 2019 at 12:47
September 24, 2019 at 13:43
Hi brit….my interview was on jun 19 2019 n the counselor said Wait n I’ll tell you my decision but nat yet. i emailed for them on July 22 n they told me to wait I’m worry bro i have only 4 days what shall i do!
September 25, 2019 at 02:34
All you can do is wait.
September 25, 2019 at 12:39
Good morning Dear Brit,
My interview went well in June and the consul told me I will call you and my case was in administrative procedure.
On September 23, the consul called me and said I have an appointment with him on September 30 and my case has changed from administrative processing to Refused. does that mean I will not get the visa?
September 26, 2019 at 03:19