|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||CURRENT|
and the CARIBBEAN
The above numbers are for the final VB that relates to DV2018. And oh my – they have really continued the roller coaster.
Those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2 weeks from now.
There is much to talk about. The most unusual thing is the retrogression of AF region from CURRENT, back to 39500. I knew it was technically possible, but in the years I have known I have never seen this happen. I had pointed out my concerns about scheduling interviews in AF region – and it was clear that they focused on scheduling for lower number ranges. There was not enough time to schedule all remaining cases, but it was NOT clear to me how they were pick and choose which cases got scheduled, and which didn’t. Well – this is their answer to that problem. By moving the number lower, they don’t have to Pick and choose.
Now – the big question for a few cases that are above 39500 and already scheduled is how will their cases be handled. Well – I am not 100% certain, but I believe those cases will be cancelled. The page that explains retrogression is here. For other case types it simply means a delay. For DV of course – it means the deadline will be hit. So – that might mean they handle thes cases differently – I don’t know. If you are one of those affected, I suggest you contact KCC and see what they say. Just THOSE people call please – those people need priority to get their question answered. **Update – some points made here for people already scheduled ABOVE AF39500
For others in AF region who were current – they are now finding they are not current – and will not be getting a DV interview. The journey is over for those people.
For other regions, EU has had the hard stop we could all see was coming and has been widely discussed. I would say that a redistribution of visas did NOT happen. SA and OC regions are exactly where they have been expected to end right from the beginning. This year will be “underfilled”. It’s very sad to see.
Now – some obvious questions.
- Is this the final numbers for the year – YES. This is it.
- Has this ever happened before – not in DV that I know of, but it has happened in other visa classes.
- Can anyone sue the government over this – no. Immigration is a privilege, not a right, and everyone is warned in the beginning that visas could run out and that selection does not guarantee a visa.
This year has turned out to be a mess. Over 30,000 people already have their DV visas, and for those people I am happy and grateful for the DV program. For those who just had their dreams shattered – you have my understanding and sympathy.
July 25, 2018 at 09:28
Well, to all those who could not make it to the 2018vb I want to say take heart and keep trying all is not lost . There are stay better days ahead.i am saying this because I am also part of this dark down 2018 fall. My case is in AF 49_ _3 .since I saw the vb for September, I do decide to have faith then ever before and I do day to myself keep trying this is not the end to your life.i want to say thanks to our bro Brit Simon and all of his supporting staffs thanks every so much, we will continue to remember your contribution to the success of dv program.
July 25, 2018 at 13:20
I remember you saying below AF 2018AF45000 was safe! what happened?
July 25, 2018 at 14:30
A complete mess. They are not going to issue to the quota.
July 27, 2018 at 16:19
Ok, I think it’s fair to say this year has been a pretty ugly year for a lot of hopeful DV winners. On the one hand all the winners in AS affected by the travel ban… then all the people in AF who were Current in July and now are not anymore (that’s just cruel)… then all the people in EU between 25,575 and 41,000 (myself included), who never thought possible such a low cut-off number would even be possible. I was always optimistic because based on all the previous history of the lottery there was always some degree of redistribution to try to hit the global quota. It’s obvious this year the goal was not this. The goal was to hit each region’s quota by the slimmest margin possible. Thousands of greencards from AF and AS will go unused. I think it’s no coincidence this has happened the first year Trump has been effectively in power (he took office in 2017 so he couldn’t affect DV2017). The directive was clear: give out the minimum number of visas required by law. My heart goes out to all my fellow DV hopefuls who got their hopes crushed. I’m happy for all the people who made it in. Simon, thanks for all the info, support, perspective and patience you’ve always provided. Best of luck to everybody next time!
July 29, 2018 at 12:20
July 30, 2018 at 09:09
you mean Trump had an influence in dv 2018 outcome?What’s the minimum number of visas to be issued as per the directives? If this is the case then he will also have a say in dv 2019 outcome. Just wondering
August 3, 2018 at 05:00
I’m just saying that Trump’s immigration policies are obviously quite restrictive. He’s been very vocal about his wish to end the lottery. The fact that this is the first year (I think) there’s been no redistribution is no coincidence. I would assume the same is going to happen in 2019, which is to allocate the minimum number of visas per region to barely hit the quota. I don’t think we’re going to see global numbers anywhere near 50,000 for years to come.
August 3, 2018 at 05:13
You are making some big (incorrect) assumptions there.
1. I think it is likely that EU will exceed the quota. That would be just like many other years.
2. Out of the past 9 years, 5 years have been under 50k. This isn’t new.
3. Trump introduced the travel ban which affected some people, but he did not introduce the DS5535, which arguably was a bigger factor this year.
August 8, 2018 at 12:49
1. True. EU might exceed the quota, but not by much (there just aren’t all that many cases current or in AP)
2. True. Those 5 years were under 50k but again not by much (all above 48,000). I doubt this year they will even get to 45,000. That’s why I’m saying they never tried to reach the global quota, just each region’s quota, and hence no redistribution.
3. True as well.
All I was saying is this is the first year (or one of the very few years I believe) where there has been no redistribution at all. And I think that is consistent with this administration’s immagration policies. They don’t want the lottery. Trump has made that abundantly clear. So far they haven’t been able to get rid of it (yet), but in the meantime they certainly don’t want to give away more visas than strictly necessary and that’s why there was no redistribution to EU this year. Wouldn’t you agree with that?
August 8, 2018 at 17:41
No. Again – you are making assumptions that have no basis, and in fact we already KNOW the biggest factors that will lead to a shortfall. There are around 3k visas going to be wasted in AS. AF won’t get it’s quota because of the DS5535. EU will likely exceed – we don’t know by how much. So – of the big three regions, two won’t exceed (for known reasons) and one will. But still you want to witter on about Trump immigration policies. Trump and Miller’s racism doesn’t automatically permeate around the world without ACTUAL changes. And unless you haven’t noticed, this administration is pretty clueless about making actual changes.
August 9, 2018 at 07:02
Then why no redistribution this year? Why let all those AF and AS visas go to waste? Somebody makes that call at some point. And all I’m saying is that whomever that is, might be aligned with this administration’s stance (which is basically: let in as few imigrants as possible). I’m sorry if you feel like I’m “wittering” here, but it’s sad to see visas go to waste (no redistribution) and just trying to find something or someone to blame. I may be absolutely wrong with all my assumptions (I usually am) but again, the no redistribution “decision” seems a bit suspicious. Oh well.
August 9, 2018 at 14:59
Yes – I understand you are in a grief stage (denial moving to anger), but that doesn’t make your theory any more logical or real.
August 9, 2018 at 16:27
My theory may be wrong, of course. I would love to hear yours regarding the “why no redistribution this year” question. I think it’s an interesting subject, regardless of my current state of grief. I get why AF and AS didn’t hit their quota. I’m sure the people responsible for the process also knew a while ago that those regions were going to fall short. Other years (most in fact) they opted to redistribute to other regions, this year they decided not to. Key word here: “decide”. Is it that illogical or farfetched that this “decision” is in alignment with the current government’s harsh stance on immigration? I’m really not trying to win an argument here, Simon. I trust your judgment and have complimented you many times on the wonderful work you do over here at your site. I just enjoy learning and hearing other people’s perspectives and theories. That’s why I’m really curious to hear why you think there has been no redistribution this year. 😉
August 9, 2018 at 16:57
Look, first. You keep saying “why no redistribution this year”. I have said before, and need to say it again. YOU DON’T KNOW THAT. As I have said – it seems likely that EU will exceed the quota at 50k. Since quotas are relative (region to region), it is certain that EU is WAAAAY ahead of the other regions. So – your first point is bogus – and we will only know numbers later this year.
Then, you seem to believe redistribution is a big dramatic thing. It really isn’t. It’s subtle because it does not mean AS is short 3k so EU gets 3K more. Doesn’t work like that – and never has (I have shown the numbers before). So – there are years where the quota has been exceeded – but we are not talking thousands more for one region or another.
Then the political theory. Trump and his team could not organize a party in a brewery. Much less could they interfere in this process. You also seem to think this is number 1 one their to do list. But out of over a MILLION immigrant visas each year, DV represents 5%. And if your thinking is correct it would mean this bunch of clowns went out of their way to mess around with the last few percent of the 5% that DV represents. It’s just daft. They don’t have the time, the skills, the knowledge, or even the mechanism to do what you are saying. We are small fry – and in a sense, DV has suffered damage through the broad policies that have come into force. The ban is one factor (big deal in Asia, less so in AF). The DS5535 is another factor (big deal in AF where standards of record keeping are low, and fraud is high).
So – you think this is some deliberate attack on DV – when in fact you are giving Trump and Miller FAR too much credit for knowing anything and being able to affect things. It took 3 versions, and about a year for the travel ban – and it was still only protected because they stuffed a friendly vote on SCOTUS. In any normal time, that would have gone down in flames just like 1.0 and 2.0.
This administration is the most incompetent, clueless, ineffective in history. And you keep wittering on saying they are the cause of your current anger. No. They are not. They aren’t that smart.
August 9, 2018 at 18:11
Simon, with all due respect, you are the one who is making HUGE assumptions about me and my current state which, to be honest, is a bit patronizing. I’m really not that upset. I never claimed to be right. I just offered a point of view. I never said redistribution was a big dramatic thing or anything of the sorts. I was just wondering why this year they opted not to have any redistribution, or at least a meaningful one. You’ve pretty much acknowledged that yourself in other posts. EU might exceed its quota by a few hundred, sure, but there’s been years when it’s exceeded the quota by almost 2,000! And you’ve also acknowledged that OC and SA are definitely not going to exceed their quota.
One thing we certainly agree on is the ineptitude and all around morose nature of the current administration. But I never said they were so intent and focused on f–ing with us poor DV hopeful-winners (again, another big assumption and judgment on your part). Please, I’m not paranoid. All I’m saying is that there is a general stance on immigration that can permeate down to the people in charge of every department. I’ve never claimed to be right about this, it’s just a thought, an opinion. I’ve never been adamant or crazy about it. You disagree, fine. I just wanted to know your take on it.
You are obviously a smart guy, and I admire your patience running this site. And since you’re a smart guy, maybe you can take some criticism. Sometimes you are a bit patronizing to other people’s opinions. You didn’t need to call my theory “bogus”, “unreal” “ilogical”… or treat me as if I was 3 year old who can’t deal with something not turning his way. Bad form, Simon, bad form. I’m disappointed in this process, sure, it hasn`t been fun, and I think (personal opinion) that this year was poorly handled (intently or not). Fortunately, I have a great life where I live (Barcelona) and even though it would have been a great experience and job-expanding opportunity to live and work in the US, it’s not that big a deal. However, there are thousands of people who may be in a different position and really NEEDED this to come through. We’ll see what the final global number is going to be, but it’s certainly going to be WAAAAY under 50k. There are going to be 1000s of visas go to waste. Now, this could be unintended (major incomtecence) or by design (major inhumanity). Either way, we can both agree it’s sad and unfair to a lot of people who were full of hope and dreaming of a better life.
August 9, 2018 at 19:32
For goodness sake. I have given you good clear information. On the third or fourth time of explaining, I’m a bit pissed off. I don’t care whether anyone feels I am being patronizing. I am not interested in life coaching. I’m not sure if you are deliberately not understanding the points I am making – but you keep saying there has not been a redistribution. There are weeks still left – how do you know that? You don’t. Neither do I. So will you at least stop saying that? As for the political influence – believe what you like. I have done my best to explain the reality – and really – I have already spent far too much time on this.
August 9, 2018 at 19:52
From your “2018DV visas running out” post: “OC has added about 60 issued this month. and they will add at least another 70/80 in August. Because OC has a relatively high number of AOS cases, their quota of approximately 800 will be met when we see 710/720 issued in CEAC. That is confirmation of why the final VB saw only a 50 case number increase, and confirmation that there was no redistribution.” Sorry for taking you at your word when you say “confirmation that there was no redistribution”. I know you meant for OC, but no redistribution to OC means no redistribution at all. If EU exceeds its quota it’ll be unintended. Didn’t mean to piss you off. As I said, I thought this blog was a place for finding good information and maybe exchanging points of view and theories as well. And you should care about not being patronizing (in your blog and elsewhere), unless you want to resemble Trump. 😉
Once again, no animosity, mate. I appreciate all your work and insight provided on this site and you have my respect. I hope you have a great day.
August 9, 2018 at 21:48
Like I said – no life coaching needed thanks.
Something else to reiterate. The quota I give for EU is commonly given as 18300. It is, in fact, a percentage – as I have said before – it is relative percentage for each region of the visas being given. It could be argued that it is available visas (50k), but the data you have seen where you say this has ALWAYS happened before is most likely from my post – https://britsimonsays.com/update-about-quotas/ . Those are calculated as a percentage of the awarded visas. EU should take 36.6%. So – if the final number ends up being 45000 (which seems more and more likely), then the EU quota would be about 16500. We are already over that, even before adding in AOS and the next 7 weeks. So really – talk to me again when we know the numbers for the year.
September 18, 2018 at 00:21
Latest scrape is showing EU at 18944, and that is without AOS and with two more weeks to go. Well above the 18300, VERY well above the quota percentage. So – this year, like most years has seen a redistribution toward EU at least. Again – we don’t know the full year numbers, but this was the point I was trying to make a few weeks ago.
August 9, 2018 at 22:38
Thanks for your reply and for pointing this out.
Wow. That’s very interesting. Obviously, I had no idea the quota could be counted in relation to final awarded visas instead of the total 50k available visas. In that case, EU is certainly going to exceed its “quota” as you point out by probably a few percentage points. But does that count as redistribution? I think it’s the direct consequence (obviously) of AF and AS falling way short… but I guess one could make the point that they could have cut EU even lower in order to keep the “quotas” in balance with each other (less visas in AF and AS = less visas to EU, OC and SA).
I agree with your projection that the final global number will be in the vicinity of 45,000. My point from the beginning (call it redistribution or not) is that those unused 5,000 could have been reallocated to EU, OC and SA, even if the resulting regional quotas would have been exceeded. Maybe I’m totally wrong, but I assume at some point (around May), in some headquarters, somebody asked someone in charge: “what do we do? the way things are moving there are probably going to be 5,000 unused visas by the end of the process, should we try to reallocate them to Europe, Oceania, and South America? Or not?” and it seems someone decided “not”. I don’t believe Trump made that decision. Nor Stephen Miller. Their filthy hands were full separating Mexican toddlers from their families. Whoever made that call did it for whatever reason. I’m not going to make any assumptions here. No point to it. It just seems like not a very “nice” decision, let’s leave it at that. See, I’m already in the “acceptance phase”. 😉
Thanks for the patience, Simon. I think we can always benefit from some life-coaching (yes, even in blogs). I’ve gotten some from you, believe it or not, so thank you for that.
August 9, 2018 at 22:46
I honestly think people give too much credit in general to government run institutions. Look at the farce of AF this year. Woefully slow, no good process to deal with the DS5535 leading to delays, people being current but not getting interviews (as early as April, possibly even March). Then the region is made CURRENT in August, and then retrogressed because they realized there was no way to schedule all the interviews. Does that sound like there is someone in charge who knows what they are doing and could implement some evil, or non evil plan. No. It’s chaos. So – I don’t see their decisions as nice/not nice. Just simplistic, with a bit of institutional incompetence thrown in.
August 9, 2018 at 23:15
Yeah… what happened to AF this year is simply absurd, and devastating. Same with AS. Probably due to the institutional incompetence you mention (in the case of AF) and the ill-conceived travel ban. I actually tend to think that (mostly) people try to do the right thing more times than not, and I’m sure there are tons of people at KCC with the best of intentions at heart. That’s why I was a bit surprised and sad when it was obvious there would be so many visas left unused. It seems the whole regional quota and redistribution thing is quite open to interpretation the way the law is written. In any case, no point to keep crying over spilled milk. It is what it is.
July 29, 2018 at 19:11
Hey, hi there sir.
I’m from Africa,Liberia.
My Case number is 46*** and haven’t gotten a 2NL yet;what do you think is going on?
July 29, 2018 at 20:55
AF went current for August interviews but went backwards for September interview (the last month). So your number is too high and you won’t get an interview. There is no possible way.
July 31, 2018 at 04:25
My case#2018AF479xx, I receiveid the 2NL 3rd week of June, interview scheduled for 1st week of August in Abu Dahbi embassy.
I’m ready for the interview so next week i will keep you posted.
July 31, 2018 at 04:27
Best of luck!
August 3, 2018 at 16:30
FYI, other scheduled cases above 39500 have been approved and issued. You should be safe. If you have any problem refer them to look at CEAC case number 2018AF43394
August 3, 2018 at 16:47
Very good news.
Thanks a lot.
August 5, 2018 at 11:31
Dear Mr Brit,
I want to inform you that we did the interview today and visa is approved.
Thank you so much and god bless you.
August 5, 2018 at 14:40
July 30, 2018 at 11:38
Can you please give the website to check and write the KCC..I am so sorry about the news.
August 6, 2018 at 11:59
Hey Brit Charles again…someone out is joking with me …one i did the ds 260 and appointment date for interview was given….i have already done my medical ….is there any form i must fill before my interview? please guide me through…am stranded brit
August 6, 2018 at 17:16
Read the FAQ, and in particular, read how to prepare for the interview.
August 6, 2018 at 17:19
I got update on 21 July after 8 months, and still waiting for visa while it is just one month few days left for the deadline. And nobody yet got visa from Afghanistan, do we have chance to get visa
August 6, 2018 at 17:56
I don’t know what will happen.
August 7, 2018 at 06:18
Hi,Brit this dv2018 has frustrated many …the cut off numbers are too low especially for Africa…one of your reply above you mentioned ….2018af43***.does it mean its the only number selected above 39500
August 7, 2018 at 06:20
No. There were around 120 cases scheduled above 39500.
August 7, 2018 at 07:24
Thanks Brit, 120cases meaning it was selected a randomly not numerically
August 7, 2018 at 13:41
August 7, 2018 at 09:46
My case number was dv2018af 414**.but I was not fortunate… And I have been playing dv lottery many years back.I won in 2017 for the first time…with a lot of excitement only for me to hear cut off numbers is 39500…
What a life ?
Why me ?
August 7, 2018 at 13:45
We are very disappointed to have this news
August 7, 2018 at 15:02
Hello Mr Brit, we are from EU, Macedonia Skopje and our case number is 33*** and we have not got an email from the US embassy, what does this mean, will we get our visa for the USA
August 7, 2018 at 16:32
Are you DV2018? If so your case number is too high and you will not get an interview.
August 7, 2018 at 23:24
We applied for the visa on 2017
August 8, 2018 at 03:12
Look at your case number – does is start 2018EU, or 2019EU?
August 8, 2018 at 10:59
I got email from Embassy that ur medical is expired and do ur Medicale again, now the medical center required my passport copies and my passport is with Embassy any idea what to do? Or is it OK to go without passport
August 8, 2018 at 17:29
Explain to the physician – and see what other ID you can show.
August 8, 2018 at 11:51
Hi Nasir, where are you from?
August 8, 2018 at 12:39
August 8, 2018 at 16:11
Call me this number please 0706421516 I’m also from Afghanistan
August 8, 2018 at 16:14
U got my Facebook
August 8, 2018 at 17:36
What if I take the first medical report papers with me, and thanks
August 8, 2018 at 18:11
Ask the physician….
August 8, 2018 at 19:50
I had my interview a month ago, but visa was not issued because I could not get a medical appointment until 7 August. I have completed the medical now but i doubt I will be issued the visa now with all the cut offs and visas during up. I am disappointed but I guess it was worth a tey
August 13, 2018 at 15:47
I’ve just came back from an I-485 interview pretty confused. Everything went well but lady told me there is no more visa’s available and that she will send our documentation back to service center until visa’s became available.
So I am totally confused, there is a retrogression for September, but we are now in August where I am supposed to be current. I am from ‘rest of the world’ EB3, not sure what to do.
August 13, 2018 at 16:12
August 13, 2018 at 17:12
please how is the 2Nl sent by email?am dv2018 Af438..
August 13, 2018 at 17:28
If your number is 2018AF43XXX you are above the final cutoff and will not get a 2NL.
August 16, 2018 at 14:08
Hi brit my name is diana case no. 2019AF000175** from Kenya is my number safe?
August 16, 2018 at 15:41
OK – your number is higher than you said – so your interview will not be soon.
August 21, 2018 at 01:24
Is it too late to send the DS260 now? f 2018OC000008XX
August 21, 2018 at 03:16
Yes, of course.
August 21, 2018 at 12:45
I had an interview already on the 10th of July 2018 as one of derivatives of my husband and I was granted a visa together with him and our daughter.since am a dv winner too I guess it will be needless for me to come for an interview that has been scheduled for September 12,but my question is whether I will have same privileges as my husband who is the principal. For example
Can my own relatives travel to the US like parents or siblings?
If no what steps can I take to proceed?
Thanks for your understanding and hoping to hear from you.
Egbe Noella Awu
August 21, 2018 at 13:33
Once you have entered the USA, you have the same privileges as the principal.
August 22, 2018 at 21:54
Our case number is 2018EU26xxx, do we have a chance to get to the interview? Thank you
August 22, 2018 at 23:01
No chance of interview.
August 25, 2018 at 18:46
i was 2018 dv lottery winner from somalia………..i didnt applied yet because of was expecting the travel ban might change. tonight i tried to check my status of my case number which was below 10000. the problem i encountered was it says wrong case number. what could the problem be?
it says u can check up to September in 2018 winners but doesn’t work when i put my case number. at the moment i am expecting this week to have another eligible nationality which i can apply. is it to contact the kcc or its gone and i cannot apply this 4 weeks left?
August 26, 2018 at 01:06
If yours is a DV2018 case, it is too late.
August 30, 2018 at 10:16
I was wondering if you have ever heard of any case like ours. Our case number is AF29xxx. We already did our interview on the 16th of August and the consular congratulated us and kept our passports. The thing is we have not heard from them until now regarding when we should pick up our passports so we are kind of worried with this visa running out thingy. I checked our status online and it still says ready. So have already heard of any similar case and what happened? Did they get their visa or what happened? Thanks in advance for your help and reply.
August 30, 2018 at 14:06
Yes I have seen cases like that. I don’t know what will happen in your case.
September 25, 2018 at 16:36
I also did interviews on 16August and my case still says ready,it was last updated on 6 sep t and 27 Aug 2918 am also worried.but at the interview my visa was approved from nairobi embrassy .is there a chance for me.mr.Britain since it’s ending the programme.AF29****
September 25, 2018 at 20:42
I don’t know anything about your case.
September 3, 2018 at 12:24
Are there more redistributions expected this month for dv 2017-2018?
September 3, 2018 at 14:47
September 5, 2018 at 11:56
When will DV 2019 interviews start? Im as12### am i getting a chance? I know you will tell me read the article i have read it more than 100 times now but im so stressed right now 🙁
September 5, 2018 at 13:52
Oct 1st for DV2019 will start. But your case numb is high, so dont expect to get an interview this year. According dv2018period and 2017period AS12000++ will get an interview around july/august/september. so you still Have almost a full year to wait.
September 5, 2018 at 14:15
Read this one.
September 8, 2018 at 23:55
My case number is 2019OC8XX
I scheduled my interview for London. I had no idea where I would be if I needed an interview/medical etc.
My friends and I want to road trip around the US, can I just fly to the Kentucky consulate and attend an interview to simplify the process?
From reading your FAQ I may be contacted for an interview anytime between now and the end of 2019 and need to hang around Britain? If I change the interview location, will it put me to the back of the OC line? This process is all so mysterious.
September 9, 2018 at 03:54
No – it is not mysterious, read this:
September 10, 2018 at 15:05
I’m from Ethiopia. My case number is 2019AF273**
Can I get the previous 3 or 4 years cut off numbers for Ethiopia .. so that I can estimate my chance and set my expectation.
September 10, 2018 at 16:31
I don’t have the country cutoffs in my historical numbers. Check the visa bulletin for the past few years.
September 16, 2018 at 04:32
I went through the final cut off number of dv 2018 and I learnt that AF region was 39500. But at this point, there is no exceptions declared for specific countries. So.. does this number work for Ethiopia?? and Egypt too? It’s due to the fact that the two country’s had specific cut off numbers for previous years unlike others.
September 16, 2018 at 14:44
September 11, 2018 at 18:01
How long does it take to receive the interview letter from the USCIS? I had my biometrics done on August 29th. How would you rate my chances of getting my green card adjudicated before the deadline date? Thanks!
September 11, 2018 at 20:22
To be clear to others, we are talking about adjustment of status processing.
Timing varies. I can’t predict your chances – but I can say that you can improve the chances with an INFOPASS.
September 12, 2018 at 04:09
I already scheduled an infopass, but is that only to ask question about my case? Or will they interview me right then? Thanks!
September 12, 2018 at 14:03
Go prepared for an interview, just in case.
September 25, 2018 at 15:52
Had my AOS interview today, September 25th at the USCIS office. They said we would receive a decision in the mail. Since the deadline is September 30th, does that mean it was denied? How long does it take to receive the answer in the mail? Do they make a decision at the interview and not tell you then?
September 25, 2018 at 20:40
It means what they said. They know the deadline – and they will decide. Now you just wait.
October 8, 2018 at 22:09
What is DS5535?
October 8, 2018 at 22:40
A form used to gather additional information for background checks.
October 27, 2018 at 03:51
Hi, I really dont understand much about this process. Please help me decide whether to submit form DS 260 now or wait. I won DV lottery 2019AF37XXX. Should I send the ds forms now or when ? thanks for your help.
October 27, 2018 at 04:33
You have plenty of time to read the lottery guide linked above and other posts such as the basic questions one. Also read the FAQ.