The “November” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case numbers that are current for December interviews.
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
November 6, 2017 at 05:11
Hi simon i want aske you my wife wine in lottry 2017 and we have daughter we write name for daughter wronge before we wine but after we wine we sent right in d260
Example wrong name mero mohamed
Write name mero moawad
Please answer me this problem in for 2 letter or interview
I cant sleep please answer
November 6, 2017 at 14:00
It is no problem.
December 23, 2017 at 04:46
I am a dv 2018 selectee, my case has been scheduled. I’m a little bit confuse if i will be interview before going for medical or I will do my medical check up before being interview? Medical check up was not mention on second letter.
Please help me.
December 23, 2017 at 06:01
You book your medical to happen before the interview. You want to attend the interview with the medical in hand.
December 23, 2017 at 08:03
Yes Sir, I want to attend my interview with my medical in hand.
My interview is on the 26 february at 8:30am.
During my interview will I be the one to request for medical proceedings? Or its the embassy itself? Thanks for your kindness.
December 23, 2017 at 13:18
You book your interview. The embassy provide a list of approved physicians.
November 6, 2017 at 16:14
how about you AS37xx will get interview ?? Really I’m very panic.. thanks
November 6, 2017 at 19:45
Relax and show some patience.
November 8, 2017 at 12:01
Hi Brit,well done for the wonderfull block.It has really helped me though I’m new.I am the main applicant married with 4 kids.
1)on my srpouse Ds260 form,he made a mistake on his father’s date of. birth & said its not known whereas it exist.
2)The days of birth of two kids are wrongly written while the months & yrs are correct.
3)On one of the child’s form it is mistakenly indicated that SSN should not be issued.
4)We did not include passport numbers in the Ds260 cus we didn’t have.
5)we submitted 5moths ago in June if we allow the mistake uncorrected, is it going to cause refusal of the visa?
6)if we unlock and correct is it going to cause delay?
Thks Brit we desperately need your advice.
November 8, 2017 at 14:30
Unlock and correct the issues. It won’t cause delay.
November 9, 2017 at 09:32
Hello Mr. Brit,
Our case number is 2018EU21XXX and we are waiting to be current in first or second quarter in 2018.
My wife lived in United Kingdom appr. 2 years in the past for master and we will take a police clearance for those years – she has no criminal record.
This document takes 1 month to have as far as I understand from my search. What could be the best time to apply for this file to have a fresh document during interview ? For example we take document in February 2018, but Interviewed in July 2018; so the file will be 5-6 month old, Is it good or not ? We are trying to find best validity interval.
November 9, 2017 at 14:06
When you are notified of the interview date (2NL) you have around 5 to 10 weeks notice before the interview. So – apply when you get the 2NL.
November 9, 2017 at 16:02
Thank you !
November 13, 2017 at 12:27
November 13, and the visa newsletter is still upcoming Visa Bulletin 🙁
December 3, 2017 at 14:28
Hi mr britsimon
Please help me when we write ds 260 we write date of birth and date of marriage wrong that is problem and we cant receive second lettre please help me
December 3, 2017 at 15:03
That would not delay your 2NL
December 3, 2017 at 16:35
We can correct this wrong in interview .it is easy or no
December 3, 2017 at 18:19
Hi mr britsimon
Thanks for help
But we can correct the wrong of date of birth and date for marraige in interview or twe can take visa
December 4, 2017 at 14:17
Yes you can correct in the interview.
December 13, 2017 at 13:54
Hi Simon, when I played the DV Lottery I was not married but before the results were published I was married, I updated the the online form and sent including my marriage certificate. After a couple of days we found out my wife was pregnant and from the way things are dragging she will give birth before our interview date.
what can we do so that we travel with our child, will the child reduce our chances to getting a Visa?
December 13, 2017 at 14:47
When the child is born you immediately add a DS260. It doesn’t reduce your chances. A;wayc check the FAQ please…
December 26, 2017 at 06:57
First I greatly acknowledged your support!
If it is possible, please can i ask one question which is happened after i submitted the application information.
my case No. is 2018AF10xxx. and i,m main applicant with married status.
Know we are born a kid on 14/11/2017 is’t possible to add on the check status or not?
please give your unlimited smart advice
Thank you a lot!
December 27, 2017 at 01:51
If you are not already scheduled, contact KCC. If you ARE scheduled contact the embassy.
January 21, 2018 at 15:20
Good day sir I filed my ds260 in July 2017 how long will it take for me to receive my interview date and will that be sent to my email or I will have to look it up from the site with my logins
January 21, 2018 at 17:04
Your interview depends on your case number.
March 1, 2018 at 05:51
Hi Mr. Simon! I have been following Visa bulletin each month and I’m kinda confused. I can’t estimate what case numbers approximately will have an interview until September this year? My case number is 2018EU31XXX, and I am really worried if I’ll have a chance for an interview or not since they’ve invited only 13,800 during these past 6 months. On average if they’re gonna keep up that way, it seems like they’ll maximum interview 28,000 or 29,000 people. I know it’s difficult to predict, but just wanted to know your personal opinion.
Thank you in advance
March 1, 2018 at 06:01
I have written much about this. Please read what I have already written.
March 1, 2018 at 07:47
Give me your email address if you want to discuss about that
March 31, 2018 at 18:59
Hello i have a case number about 33xxx in Eu can i know in which month i will have the interview
April 1, 2018 at 01:40
Wait and see.