|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||24,500||Except: Egypt 18,400|
|ASIA||7,800||Except: Nepal 4,925|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||13|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for May 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.
April 7, 2019 at 07:18
Hello Sir Namaste!!
sponsor’s W2 form is necessary at the time of interview?
April 7, 2019 at 15:42
Yes, and the 1040, payslips and photo ID. Copies.
April 10, 2019 at 07:37
Hello sir,the moment am being current normally I should wait 2nl with how many days.
April 10, 2019 at 16:19
April 11, 2019 at 12:51
Anyone who is current for may interview for AF and have received 2NL AF21XXX and above?
Am AF226XX and still waiting.
April 11, 2019 at 16:13
Have you sent your documents, if so, when?
April 12, 2019 at 13:04
yes i sent the documents 12 March 2019
April 12, 2019 at 14:07
OK – so you are waiting because of that. THere is no way you could have been scheduled earlier. Hopefully you will scheduled by the END of this month (for June interview).
April 12, 2019 at 11:00
Hello Brit I am AF17XXX, just submitted my supporting documents 3 days ago, could my appointment be scheduled in May or later months?? Any ideas??
April 12, 2019 at 14:17
June or later. Not May.
May 2, 2019 at 13:34
I’m AF24XX submitted my documents on April 12,,2019 will I be schedule for interview this May?
May 2, 2019 at 13:37
You mean May 2NL for July interview.
April 26, 2019 at 12:29
HELLO DAVE, MY NUMBER IS AF41XXXX . PLEASE WHEN IS MY INTERVIEW DATE I HAVE SENT ALL OUR DOCUMENTS AND I HAVE RECEIVED THE MAIL THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED MY DOCUMENTS JUST WAITING FOR THE INTERVIEW DATE. PLEASE WHEN?
April 26, 2019 at 14:38
I don’t know – wait and see.
April 12, 2019 at 18:02
AF 19xxx a couple winning
We have fulfilled all their assignment since November yet no 2NL.
CHECKED my visa status it’s still AT NVC
I have emailed them several times yet no avail
April 12, 2019 at 18:36
OK. You need to ask them if they are satisfied with your documents.
April 12, 2019 at 19:14
Anytime I asked them that through email, they will not reply me,the will only send an auto reply. I don’t know what their problem is.
April 12, 2019 at 20:44
So – call them.
April 13, 2019 at 00:38
I just applied for a new passport because my current passport will be getting expired by the end of August, If my case is scheduled for interview before I get the new passport I might not be able to edit the Ds269 nor send it to KCC because the case will already be at the embassy, will this not have any effect on my case if I take the two passports with with me for the interview?
April 13, 2019 at 03:18
That will be OK.
April 13, 2019 at 09:36
If I take the new passport to the interview which will be be having any record at KCC along with the old one that has record of submition at KCC it will not cause any problem?
April 13, 2019 at 14:49
Imagine if I have to answer every question twice.
April 13, 2019 at 00:58
God bless everyone.
April 25, 2019 at 23:01
I have received a mail from kcc on the 19 of march that they are satisfied with my documents , but since then I have received any mail again . I don’t know what the problem . Please help.my case No is 2019AF39 xxxx
April 25, 2019 at 23:16
So, check with them again.
April 13, 2019 at 01:23
April 13, 2019 at 14:52
I send my documents on 21 March and not confirm
I resend again before 1 week again now confirm
April 22, 2019 at 15:45
Thanks god in June my case number will be current and thanks to you brits for all your help to people like me who didn’t know much of how things always worked.
May 8, 2019 at 11:02
Why I can’t check my dv lottery 2020 result ???the page is not opening ???i would like to know until when i can check?
May 8, 2019 at 17:14
May 15, 2019 at 16:45
Hi Brit, I send my required documents on 10th of April 2019 but since than I have not receive my interview scheduled. My case number is 2019AF00024759
May 15, 2019 at 19:13
You were too late for last month, so now you might get a 2NL in the remainder of this month.
May 15, 2019 at 20:02
My case number is AF 203XXX and I received the email from the 10 April 2019 that Records indicate that you have submitted a complete and valid DS -260 application for each family member, and you have provided all required documentation to the KCC. Once an interview date has been scheduled, you will receive notification via email.
So any chance for June or July?
May 16, 2019 at 03:48
Not June. Maybe July.