|AFRICA||13,100||Except: Egypt 8,300|
|ASIA||3,800||Except: Iran 2,900
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||12|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for January interviews and is the fourth VB for the DV2019 year out of twelve.
Again the numbers are low, but no need to panic – this is normal. They divide the work (the interviews) over the whole year – so there is a increase in these numbers each month. The new document process does not seem to have affected these numbers much – I imagine the VB numbers were already decided before the new procedure was implemented.
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.
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.
November 23, 2018 at 08:15
hi brit what s up with the visa status check people can t see there status
November 23, 2018 at 20:39
Not until January.
November 23, 2018 at 08:59
Hello sir namaste from Nepal so I would like ask a question that how many times we can change the sponsor and as I have concerns that we can change the sponsor 1 day before the interview is it true sir??change sponsor and change before the 1 day of interview will that cause any problem sir???
November 23, 2018 at 20:40
You can change the sponsor at the interview.
November 29, 2018 at 05:52
Britsimon sir i want to change sponsor after the sec letter so will it cause any problem and is there any specific time that we can unlock ds 260 form sir so how long does it takes to unlock the ds 260 form how can we do that sir
i must tell u that sir u r the one that helping us so much for those content so would like tho appreciate form button of my heart sir thank you very much sir
November 29, 2018 at 14:17
You cannot unlock after you have received your second letter. So – any changes would have to be made at the interview.
December 4, 2018 at 06:38
if that then shouldn’t we have to mentioned in the ds 260(the change of sponsor) sir ?? any changes would have to be made at the interview means we have to talk to embassy or consular that we want change the sponsor is that sir???
December 4, 2018 at 15:30
I already answered you.
November 23, 2018 at 15:14
hi briit!! i look entries for region Eu for dv 2018 are 115 country fordv 2019 are 87 country…..i see big diference….what you think please??
November 23, 2018 at 21:36
We don’t have the entry data for DV2019.
November 23, 2018 at 21:43
i see entries data for dv 2019 xarthius databaze…..
November 23, 2018 at 23:47
That is not entries! It’s visas issued.
November 24, 2018 at 23:32
HEY BRIIT…..PLEASE TELL ME ….can i have chance for callin interwiew…….my case number is Eu 28900???
November 25, 2018 at 05:10
Wait and see.
November 25, 2018 at 04:45
bona – Do some logical thinking yourself: DV 2019 has 30006 selectees from the EU region – your CN is obviously among the highest. Last year 25775 was the highest CN current. Sorry, but i would not be too optimistic.
November 24, 2018 at 03:00
I was current since October 2018..
I sent my DS260 about 3 weeks.
Does it take mandatory 3 months from the date I submitted my DS260 to get scheduled for the interview ?
November 24, 2018 at 04:25
November 24, 2018 at 04:45
as11xxx im so stressed i dont wheather i get a chance or not ?
November 24, 2018 at 05:07
I submitted ds260 in June, and requested to unlock it to add some incomplete secondary schools in November while the interview is current in January. Will it cause a delay for my January interview?
November 24, 2018 at 05:09
November 24, 2018 at 16:08
hello mr.Brit i have a question ,,, if my case case is selected up to the number that Kcc will eventually determine finally , whether my process will continue for the documents even if it passes September 30th ? thnx
November 24, 2018 at 16:12
No. September 30th is a hard stop. No cases can be approved after that time for ANY reason.
November 24, 2018 at 16:19
Dear Brit ,
Any update regarding 2NL current for January intreviews. You have not updated yet.
November 24, 2018 at 17:17
There is a reason I have not published an update….
November 26, 2018 at 11:37
Can I ask you now Brit about the update?
November 26, 2018 at 20:41
No! JUST WAIT!
November 24, 2018 at 20:18
Thank you for your inquiry.
Your answers on the DS-260 application should be as accurate as possible in order to minimize the potential for confusion and delay in your case. Once submitted, a DS-260 cannot be deleted or removed. If there is an error in your DS-260 application form or if you need to make changes, the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) can unlock the form for you so that you can make any changes required. If you would like us to unlock one or more forms in your case, please reply to this address, including your case number, date of birth (MMDDYYYY) and the names of the applicants whose forms you would like us to unlock, and an explanation as to why you need the DS-260 unlocked.
Once unlocked, if you would like for KCC to process your application, you must resubmit it. A DS-260 will not continue processing unless it is re-submitted. Unlocking an application is the only way to make changes, or to prevent a form from being processed.
In order for the Kentucky Consular Center to assist with inquiries regarding a specific Diversity Visa (DV) case, you must provide the Principal Applicant’s full name, complete case number, and date of birth in the following format (MMDDYYYY) as entered on the original entry. Please remember that the Kentucky Consular Center does not have the authority to tell you whether or not your specific case will be disqualified. Only a consular officer can do that at the time of your visa interview. Do not send any paper documents to the Kentucky Consular Center.
Please does this mean i have unlocked my Ds 260?
November 25, 2018 at 05:09
No. You may have – but that email doesn’t say so.
November 25, 2018 at 06:29
Tanx cause i had an Email say my ds 260 processing is completely so i should send my documents which i did but after sending the documents i found out i didn’t use my mum’s surname given at birth while filling the ds 260 so is different from the one on my birth cert so i decided to unlock it and that was the reply they gave to me after following the unlocking procedure and my case number is current for January Af11,### So please how can I know if it has been unlocked or it still the same? Thank you.
November 25, 2018 at 15:26
An unlocked DS260 is editable.
November 25, 2018 at 20:01
Thanks dear i couldn’t edit it meaning it hasn’t been unlocked. I’m clear now
November 25, 2018 at 11:43
1. During I was submitted in the DS-260 application form I make a mistake the place where living area YEAR. Instated of September 1991 I was filled in September 1999.
The correct year is September 1991.
So Is this a problem in the processing of immigrant visa interview?
What is your response?
November 25, 2018 at 13:54
Unlock and edit correctly
November 25, 2018 at 15:33
Assuming you have time before being scheduled, unlock and correct. Read the FAQ about unlocking.
November 25, 2018 at 15:08
How I can edit correctly? already submitted September, 2019. Give me the instruction.
Thank you for your advises
November 25, 2018 at 18:59
my case number is AF10XXX and it’s current but I don’t received 2nl .why? I submeted my documnt to kcc on 11/11
November 26, 2018 at 04:31
How about some patience?
November 27, 2018 at 07:09
I think we are all in the same situation it is stress up maybe is the new procedure affecting the sharing of the 2nd letter .
November 27, 2018 at 16:10
Usually they send the first batch between the 15th and the 20th from what I know. There was a weekend in between the two dates and this week was thanksgiving so most people probably took some days off on top of wednesday through Friday being off. That on top of the additional review of documents is probably the reason why it’s taken them a little longer. Plus not everybody send their documents in right away or they were not complete, etc. so I’m guessing it’s causing that delay.
I’m getting impatient and getting stressed too. I’m current for January too and have been on the edge about the 2nd NL. I hope they’ll send them out this week
November 26, 2018 at 00:13
Good day Simon my name is kalonji from congo imI going for my interview on December my brother send me the tax for 2016 it’s fine
November 26, 2018 at 04:35
Get something more up to date.
January 20, 2019 at 19:46
Hi Patrick, How was your interview? In which Congo you are? Brazza or RDC? I need to have some info. Please can you contact me by replying this message?
November 27, 2018 at 00:40
Hi Brit, my brother is current for December interviews and he is already living in USA he submitted ds260 in may,and he has not receive his 2nl,he has not submit his documents because his agent claimed tat he has to attach the documents with his medical examination,so is he suppose to attach the documents with his medical? Please I need your advice thank you.
November 27, 2018 at 00:56
Is he trying to adjust status while in the USA, or will he plan to interview at an embassy outside the USA?
November 27, 2018 at 01:34
Adjust status while at USA
November 27, 2018 at 04:50
What is your comment on the number of visas issued in Oct 2018 which is 721 now, but it was 1386 last year.
November 27, 2018 at 17:46
I don’t have a comment.
November 27, 2018 at 08:44
Hi birt, my case is current in January . Is there any clue about when does 2nl will be release.
November 27, 2018 at 17:50
Did you even read the article above????
November 27, 2018 at 11:28
I am a DV 2019 selectee, and my DS 260 cannot be opened while login. My interview date is in December 2018. Does it have any problem with my interview which is going to be taken place in the USA embassy in my interview country?
November 27, 2018 at 17:56
November 27, 2018 at 14:24
I got a sponsor whom I personally dont know . I dont know anybody in the USA and asked a friend for help.
It’s my friend’s cousin who accepted to file a I 134 form .Relationship I would put “friend”
My sponsor has never been to my country and never met him and our country of origine is even different he is a kenyan man who grew up in the US since 4 years old and I am Ugandan
1.can that be an issue ?do visa officer focus or go deep more on the relationship about the beneficiary and the sponsor. ?
2.I am not staying with him if I get a chance to go there, I listed another family friend address who accepted to give me a room for a while the moment I get job. But they both live in the same state .
On that one , is required to list the address of the sponsor on the DS 260?
November 27, 2018 at 18:16
1. It might be a problem, yes.
2. You should get an I-134 from the person you will live with.
November 27, 2018 at 14:41
I am DV winner , I am hoping the interview around May , my case number is 2019AF24xxx.
is it possible in case I get a visa with my family to first go to US alone and my family come after september . we are a family of 4 and I am not getting anough money to leave all together , if we all get a visa I would wish to leave alone and they join me before their visa expire.
is that possible?
November 27, 2018 at 18:18
November 27, 2018 at 15:15
When I was fill the DS-260 application form I made a mistake the place where living area YEAR instated of September 1991 but I was fill in September 1999. Not 1999.
The correct year is September 1991.
Is this a problem in the processing of immigrant visa interview?
November 27, 2018 at 19:59
Please don’t repeat questions I already answered.
November 27, 2018 at 16:42
Good day sir I wish to know when 2Nls for January will be released bc am very inpatient to wait, kcc send me email that my electronic document are complete and valid
November 27, 2018 at 20:01
Please read the article above.
November 28, 2018 at 01:11
Hello #BritSimon .
The NVC sent me checklist which say a missing one single letter which is W2form and NVC said not to send it back but to send to the applicant in order to bring on the day of interview …
A while later NVC sent me an email says that they’ve got all necessary docs and that this case is in queue to schedule interview appointment when the Date was : 27Sep2018 till now no news from them . There fore what I wanna ask you is ; when do you think that this case will finally get it’s interview appointment .
My priority date is 09Aug2017 and visa category is F2A… thanks
November 28, 2018 at 01:23
I don’t know. I only answer DV lottery questions.
November 29, 2018 at 05:33
Dear Brit My interview pbobably will be in Februsry.Now I get I-134 from the sponsor.I have a problem I mentioned my sponsors first mname and second name in DS 260.In his I-134 he mentioned his second name also. Do I need to unlock the DS 260 and editing.Please tell me.
November 29, 2018 at 05:42
Your question is not clear.
November 29, 2018 at 09:11
Hello Mr Simon.My case number is 2019 AF28xxx am i eligibe for the interview?
November 29, 2018 at 14:23
November 29, 2018 at 10:20
Hello sir. While mentioning the name of sponsor in DS260 . In which format should we write the name.
1. First middle last name
2.Last middle first
November 29, 2018 at 14:24
Follow instructions on the form and then decide.
December 3, 2018 at 18:01
Is it really necessary to look for a sponsor ? (I-1234) and bring the form the day of my interview ?! Knowing that i’m from algeria .
December 3, 2018 at 18:03
Sorry i mean I-134
December 3, 2018 at 18:09
If the CO asks for it and you don’t have it available, then you can delay your case. So – common sense says get it ready to reduce the risk of delay.
December 3, 2018 at 21:40
Thank you for answearing but what if i give them an l-134 form from a diferent person i mean not the one i mentioned on ds260 … from another state . Is it okay !?
December 3, 2018 at 22:05
December 3, 2018 at 23:15
Well thank you again .
December 4, 2018 at 10:46
Bonjour Simon je viens de découvrir ton forum et c’est très intéressant. Je suis dviste béninois Af2019CN 21XXX .j’ai soumis mon des 260 le 2 juin. Mon inquiétude est que jusque là j’ai pas encore reçu le message de kcc en ce qui concerne les documents.
December 4, 2018 at 15:35
You have quite a high number, so you have time to learn how to post your questions in English.
December 4, 2018 at 21:33
if I understand correctly I do not have to worry about mail
December 6, 2018 at 11:18
hi simon my case number IS 2019AF00011…IS IT CURRENT ON DECEMBER 2018.
December 6, 2018 at 15:31
December 6, 2018 at 15:59
Tnx Simon how can i get the information about the questions that I will face during my interview(I want to immigrate with my spouse)
December 6, 2018 at 19:17
You could try reading the FAQ.
December 7, 2018 at 21:10
Hi Britt,imfrom asia .I submitted on october.my case number is 2019AS10###.can I get a chance for 2 NL?.these days Interviews are current in Asia.
December 7, 2018 at 21:18
Your number is not current yet – and won’t be for some months.
December 7, 2018 at 21:24
Thanks mr .Brit, Am I eligible for the interview ?
December 7, 2018 at 21:51
Not yet. Probably later.
December 9, 2018 at 14:18
Hello Britsimona I have the 19xxx case number for europe, Albania.When can you invite us for the interview? To greet from Albania.
December 9, 2018 at 15:16
December 9, 2018 at 16:45
I would like to have your most accurate opinion anyway thank you and for that.
December 9, 2018 at 18:53
Read the link.
December 10, 2018 at 14:53
Ok thank you very much.
December 11, 2018 at 03:29
Hi Brit, my case is AS7xxx, I try to sign and submit my case but in vain. Is that because I am still far away according to VB? If not, can you suggest what can I do now? Thank you so much.
December 11, 2018 at 12:42
You have to be more clear about what you are doing and what you experience.
However read this:
December 11, 2018 at 11:00
Hi Simon, We had confirmed dv2019 with my wife, but waiting for birth of our baby in November. This December we got passport for newborn and sent ds260 forms week ago. Our case number is 2019EU33Xx, and we read a bulletin in December numbers starts from 6600 and January from 8800 Is it too late for us? Did we miss our chance with low case number? Cause nothing in email or in confirmation page changed…
December 11, 2018 at 12:50
Not too late. Once your case is ready (processed), they will schedule you.
December 11, 2018 at 11:12
Hullo Mr BritSimon
Thank you very much for the news feed & each update you post here. I appreciate the work. God bless you.
Could you please predict the next VB according to your DV experience you have.
Thank you ! God bless you.
December 11, 2018 at 12:47
Go GO BRITT PREDICT !!!
December 11, 2018 at 12:51
No. Wait and see.
December 11, 2018 at 22:24
Pls Brit my case number is AF00015*** pls when will I be call for interview am very worry pls
December 12, 2018 at 00:02
December 12, 2018 at 04:41
Hi Mr Brit
The next visa bulletin will publish by two days “the CN which will schedule for December” so my question
How the January schedule extends to February? KCC will have already schedule the CNs’ for February.
or KCC will not publish the next VB. or it will be very very low
December 12, 2018 at 17:24
The VB will be published as usual – what the numbers will be – wait and see!
December 12, 2018 at 18:41
Hi sir thank for all the comfort ,my foolish question is are the going to start scheduling interview for those who where current in January ? Or how
December 12, 2018 at 22:25
They will schedule cases that are ready for interview whether they are current in February or before.
December 12, 2018 at 13:51
HI I am new here, thanks for you information on this forum. What do you mean by January 2019 interviews released, does that mean a certain case number will be possible to be interviewed on January 2019 or will receive and interview date on January 2019? Thanks!
December 12, 2018 at 17:33
December 24, 2018 at 20:44
Hi Brit when I apply DV 2019 I was single but I did Mary after the application and when I was selected I amend the form and I submitted the form so as to immigrate with my wife and by now I already received an interview schedule including my wife . but now i want to immigrate alone without my wife how can I change this
December 24, 2018 at 20:57
You can just turn up at the interview alone. But of course they are bound to ask you what is going on that you added a lifelong partner and just a few months later you are emigrating alone.
December 24, 2018 at 21:06
I know that bro what ever their response is I want to immigrate alone. Please tell me how can I inform them? Should i only tell them on the intervie,should I call the consulate or you have another way to tell me
December 24, 2018 at 21:17
You can tell them before the interview or at the interview. Your choice.
December 24, 2018 at 21:19
I asked about my second letter but kcc replied its on queue. My case is AS24** . Does it mean i will only get my 2NL after this month(in march not in feb).
December 24, 2018 at 23:21
December 31, 2018 at 05:15
was trying to check if there is any update here by BritSimon .
December 31, 2018 at 05:20
January 15, 2019 at 06:57
Hallo Brit am case number 2019 AF 216xx…am worried coz seems this year’s process is a bit slow, when can my interview month be . …together with my brothers 2019AF27xxx
January 15, 2019 at 15:16
The processing ends on September 30. They are now booking March. So – you will be interviewed between April and September. Be patient.
January 16, 2019 at 00:06
Hello brit tnx for ur help am so worried coz my case number is AF133xx I submitted my document on kccdocument email as they asked and they replayed my document is valid but I doesn’t received 2NL still plz help me tell me ur device I think my interview in February….but doesn’t know the exact time…..what can I do plz….
January 16, 2019 at 00:50
Your interview will not be in February. Feb 2NLs were sent last month. So – perhaps you will get a 2NL later this month for a March interview.
January 16, 2019 at 09:45
Hullo Mr. Brit I wrote to KCC about my case & this is what they replied 2019AF45xxx
let me pray they reach us who have high case numbers.
Your forms have been received and are currently processing. Allow several weeks for processing. Interviews are scheduled numerically based on case numbers that have completed processing
January 16, 2019 at 14:26
Well your number is nowhere near ready yet.
January 20, 2019 at 06:41
Hello brit tnx for ur help I received my 2NL letter and am worried about my case my first name have some spelling error and I corrected it on ds260 form my name on document is all are correct but my original entry have some error is that my cause to deny ma visa am sooooo worried brit plz give me ur advice….
January 20, 2019 at 15:53
It is not normally a problem.