The VB was late again, so this seems to be a new pattern, and again, the official published date shown of this VB is the Ninth. So this exact pattern has been the case for four months running – late VB, normal official release date.
|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||25,000||Except: Egypt 16,000|
|ASIA||12,000||Except: Iran 6,500|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||8|
and the CARIBBEAN
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. 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.
December 22, 2019 at 15:45
Sir when this cn will be interviewed
Sir, someone else replied me name is ( Millad)
That it will be current at July or August
Is it correct?
December 22, 2019 at 17:44
I already answered you!
December 27, 2019 at 04:38
Hi Brit, is the adjustment of status for Liberian on DED going to impact the chances of selectees from Liberia? Besides, the embassy here in Monrovia earlier announced the suspension of counselor activities. What do you know or think about this?
December 28, 2019 at 20:34
I I have no idea what you mean by DED. The US embassy in Liberia is still processing Immigrant visa applications.
January 16, 2020 at 15:33
DED is the Deferred Enforced Departure.
December 28, 2019 at 01:34
Hi Brit. When is the time to fill form I-485. Thank you.
December 28, 2019 at 21:04
In the morning.
(Clearer questions get better answers)
December 28, 2019 at 21:57
Ok I m a DV lottery 2020 winer. My case number is 2020AF00037056 I was told by KCC to contact USCIS about the adjustment of my status. I contacted them and they said, my information was not in their system yet. This might be due to the fact that my case number is not current yet. At the same time I have to fill and send the I-485 form and on the form there is spot were it’s asking for the USCIS account number. So my question is this. Can I fill the I-485 form without the USCIS account number or I have to wait for my case number to be current and get a USCIS account number.Thank you and have a nice day.
December 28, 2019 at 22:21
I suggest you read the link below. It is the best source of info for DV related AOS. Carefully go through the spreadsheet linked from the first post on the thread. That will answer all your questions.
December 28, 2019 at 23:02
December 28, 2019 at 20:40
Hi Brit. When is the appropriate time to send the I-485 form. Thank you and have a nice day.
December 29, 2019 at 09:56
My brother lives in US and my parents interview is at March. I’m turning 21 years in June. My question is for how long does my parents take me there.
December 29, 2019 at 18:21
Is yours a DV lottery case?
December 29, 2019 at 17:44
Hello Brit could you explain to me the meaning of current
My Cn is AF67### is there any hope to be called for an interview or no
December 29, 2019 at 18:33
Current is when your case number is ready. That is in the FAQ – please read the FAQ!
Your number is high, but you have a chance. Wait and see.
January 1, 2020 at 17:07
Hi Brit, my friend applied for dv2020 twice by himself and by agent, he got selected in the one done by agent, will that affect his visa aproval?
January 1, 2020 at 18:31
Hopefully yes! He cheated, so disqualification should be the reward.
January 16, 2020 at 01:33
Hi Brit is the VB for March out. Thanks
January 16, 2020 at 01:41
January 16, 2020 at 01:44
January 16, 2020 at 08:27
hello brits my husband had 2 degree he fill on ds260 both degree he work bye one degree he had the original degree the one he is working with but the one he is not working degree is had student copy and temporary only he had processing to get the original but it take time to get it we are current on march do you think it will affect our interviews if he bring one degree what do you
January 16, 2020 at 14:45
One should be enough.
January 16, 2020 at 12:47
Is the VB of March out?
January 16, 2020 at 14:15
hope you fine, i would like to know that sir when VB is annonced a range i.e (Asia 12000 Feb-2020) it include upto 12999 range or just 12000 dv-cases only.
thanks alot for reply in advance
January 16, 2020 at 14:50
Ut would be 1 number less than the quoted number – so 11999 in your example.
January 16, 2020 at 18:10
Hello Brit, so, when they will release the vb with the interview letter at the same time. Or they have already started realeasing the interview letter
January 16, 2020 at 18:26
2NLs are not sent until the VB is published.
January 17, 2020 at 18:09
Hello Brit, am Razak and my cn is AF3802 please when should I expect my interview to be scheduled
January 17, 2020 at 19:33
You will not be scheduled until your DS260 AND documents processing is complete AND your case is current.
January 17, 2020 at 23:42
Please I sent all my documents to them and they said we should expect them in 3-6weeks and it was sent to them on the 19th of January 2020 so should I expect my interview to be scheduled February or March. Thank you
January 18, 2020 at 04:21
The 19th of January??? That is in two days time!!
January 19, 2020 at 21:57
Hi Brit, our family won this lottery in 2019, thank you, your website was a wonderful resource getting us through the process. I have a friend who as also won the lottery. Case number AF24XXX. I do not understand why they have not received their 2NL. I went into the site myself for them and the 1NL is still there. As this was posted mid December and their interview should be in February I would have thought their 2NL would have been available with the interview date by now? Has anyone else had delays getting this? Was there any change in process between 2019 and now where the 2NL are available elsewhere?
January 19, 2020 at 23:04
There has been a change. They have to submit their documents, and those documents must be processed. Once they have been (and the case is current) then they are ready for scheduling.
December 16, 2020 at 07:14
Hey, am new here n one of the winners of 2020/2021. When I’m mine being call up for an interview.
December 16, 2020 at 07:19
Also my Cn is AF15xxxx when is the estimated time for my interview please. Thanks
December 17, 2020 at 00:04
No interviews are being scheduled yet, so because we don’t know when interviews start, we cannot predict when your case can be interviewed.