The visa bulletin has been released, covering the numbers which are current in January. As I have explained before, this does not mean that you can be interviewed in January if your case is not “documentarily qualified” (DQ) AND your embassy has to be able to accept your case. Of course with the tiered prioritization (DV being on the bottom of the priority list), that won’t be the case for many people and I suspect we may see continued slow processing.
It is clear that KCC continues to move slowly with DS260 and document processing. However in previous years they have at least “followed” the VB somewhat, so with the increase in VB numbers we might see more activity. I certainly hope so.
Those that are current, and have forms processed and documents early enough, can normally expect their 2NL in the next 2 to 3 weeks from now. This is supposed to be 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 in daily batches. I would expect all the October interview 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.
November 15, 2021 at 15:13
Any chance for Afghanistan Winner?
November 18, 2021 at 17:45
Too vague to answer.
December 6, 2021 at 23:15
Hi, I am from Afghanistan, my case number is AS24K, I recently moved to Turkey and change both my interview location and address with KCC. Do I have a chance to get interviewed
December 10, 2021 at 06:00
Maybe. I can’t be certain because your number is quite high.
November 16, 2021 at 14:30
Hi Mr britsimon.
After chekhing QaA i didn’t find any answer to my question.
I’m a dv22 selectee i’ve submitted ds260 on 17th May. Then i sent valid documents on 14th July (i’ve received the auto reply email). In 5th Sep I resubmitted DS260 bcs of a typographical error of 1 letter. Then i resent the same documents to kcc documents on 11th october but the documents were expired in 13th August. Should I resend new valid documents or it’s ok for them bcs they were valid at the first submission?
Does late documents make any delaying of the process.
My CN is AF 15xxx
Thank you from Morocco.
November 19, 2021 at 22:54
The documents you think are expired are probably not actually expired. The police cert for instance is accepted up to 2 years.
November 23, 2021 at 07:18
Thank you Sir for your answer.
In Morocco documents are valid for only 3 mounths.
What should I do ?
November 26, 2021 at 18:46
Ignore that idea. Police certs are accepted up to 2 years old.
November 16, 2021 at 16:36
I’ve been reading your VB-related blog posts and explanations, but I’m sorry I still can’t fully understand the following scenario – What happens if my number becomes current (in January 2022, according to the latest VB) whereas my case has not been DQed and I haven’t heard from KCC about the interview yet? What happens once that month is over and I still haven’t heard from them? Does my case get postponed for an interview at a later date? Or do I lose my chances completely?
November 19, 2021 at 22:57
You will get an interview once you are DQ’d and they have capacity.
November 17, 2021 at 22:00
My case number is current in the next January 2022 as you posted. But, kcc doesn’t send an email to send supporting documents.
What shall I do?
November 21, 2021 at 18:13
November 18, 2021 at 10:40
Please help, due to current conflict in ethiopia the US embassy in addis ababa has been closed. Im a dv 2022 winner… i reopened ds260 thinking thats what i needed to change to change the interview embassy location to a safer place but im not sure. How can i change the interview embassy location.
November 21, 2021 at 18:32
You cannot change the embassy selection in the DS260 – KCC changes it based on your address.
November 18, 2021 at 12:29
Sir kis keygu waa 2022 I don’t understand Mr brithsimon thank you I need kc number I don’t know where I find it please would you help me
November 21, 2021 at 18:36
KCC are not answering the phones, but you can always ask google.
November 22, 2021 at 10:28
Hi Dear Britsimon I am the winner of DV2022 and my local embassy Kabul Afghanistan has been closed due to security concerns that the Taliban take over the country. Please advise us what should we do, is it possible for us to stay in Afghanistan and change the interview location to Pakistan and move to Pakistan when the time come for interview?
November 22, 2021 at 20:36
So far no decision has been taken about how to handle IV interviews scheduled at Kabul. They will change some cases IF those selectees have moved. So if you ask to change to Islamabad, they will expect you to change your address.
November 26, 2021 at 07:06
I’m a dv 2022 winner and my email I used in my lottery application is no longer working. I used a different email in ds260 form , will that affect my processing?
November 26, 2021 at 20:26
December 1, 2021 at 13:58
My Case Number is 2022OC000004** but I am yet to receive an interview confirmation. Should I be concerned?
December 1, 2021 at 14:01
I’m based in Melbourne
December 1, 2021 at 14:43
Hi Greta. Have u already been DQed? Im also from the Oceania 2022OC000003**. Im based in Fiji. Still waiting to be DQ
December 2, 2021 at 04:33
No. When did you submit DS260 and documents?
December 7, 2021 at 16:31
I had submitted my first form on the 24th of September an I received a mail from the KCC, my question is when are they going to call me.
December 10, 2021 at 06:07
Depends on your case number now.
December 7, 2021 at 16:59
December 7, 2021 at 17:05
Greetings mr britsimon, I submitted my documents on the 24th of September 2021 to the KCC and my number is 2022AF28858. So sir when will I be call for the submission of the other documents.
December 10, 2021 at 06:09
They won’t ask for documents anymore. Now you just wait to become current.
December 8, 2021 at 10:07
Hi Dear Britsimon I am the dv2022 winner, I have submitted my ds260 on June-14-2021, and without document request sent the documents on sep-22-2021, and I have sent email to KCC for checking my Case status 2 days ago, I have recieved the email that KCC has not recieved your documents and says that Your forms have been received and are currently processing.
Is this needed to send the document again my case number is AS9xxx.
December 10, 2021 at 06:16
No need – documents are no longer required.
December 8, 2021 at 18:31
“Those that are current, and have forms processed and documents early enough”
By early enough,you mean how many weeks/days or months?
December 10, 2021 at 06:17
Usually by the month end in the preceding month.
December 9, 2021 at 16:16
Hello BritSimon and thanks,
I am from Iran with case number 2022AS00012***.
On October 29, I received an email from KCC to upload the required documents.
There are 2 things I may ask your suggestions:
(1) I have been in four countries and I got police certificate from all those countries. But I put all police certificates in a single file. I saw that you recommended to send each police certificate as a separate file. so shall I send it again?
(2) I am a divorced man, so I send my marriage termination certificate by email to KCC. But I didn’t know I need to also send the marriage certificate. I thought for divorced people, only marriage termination certificate is required. Honestly, I don’t have access to my marriage certificate now (I am living abroad) and it takes time for me to provide it. what shall I do? Shall I really provide it?
December 10, 2021 at 06:20
Documents no longer required prior to interview.
Get all documents when you go for the interview. Be OVER prepared.
December 10, 2021 at 08:06
oh, so many thanks for the great news. I didn’t know it.
However, based on my case number (2022AS00012***) I think I need to wait in the list for another 2-3 months. Am I right? What does it mean to be “over prepared”? Is it because of my nationality?
December 10, 2021 at 16:29
Yes you will wait before becoming current.
Being over prepared means taking evidence/documents to the interview that you think “might” be asked for, or might help you support your case.
December 10, 2021 at 09:36
Is 2022AS9xxx the high case number?
December 10, 2021 at 16:30
December 15, 2021 at 13:43
Greetings Britsimon my question is I submitted my form with my high school certificate and now I want to take my work experience document during my interview can it be possible
December 17, 2021 at 06:19
December 15, 2021 at 13:48
Because I want to continue my job in USA.
December 27, 2021 at 08:32
Greetings Britsimon my question is that I went for secondary education for three years and left for technical studies at O.I.C Cameroon for complete two years of studies so I do not know if with my two years attestation will be qualified for the DV lottery 260 sir.
December 27, 2021 at 15:55
Cameroon has typically had a very “low” standard of requirement for education. The official requirement is supposed to match the education system in the USA to the point where an American child graduates “high school” which here, means being able to enter University (college). Obviously I don’t know the education system there so you need to think about that for yourself. But as I mentioned, the CO in Cameroon may have a slightly less “strict” view.
December 27, 2021 at 10:54
Hello, What do you mean by high case number. Where does this high range begin?
December 27, 2021 at 16:01
It’s relative within each region.
December 27, 2021 at 16:33
Thank you sir for your help,I will take my work experience document with me during my interview because I studied auto mechanics and that’s what I’m doing as my job I don’t know if that will be qualified too sir
December 27, 2021 at 18:16
Auto mechanic work would not meet the requirement.
December 27, 2021 at 19:18
What are the following work that are qualified for the DV260?
December 27, 2021 at 21:22
January 8, 2022 at 07:07
I’ve been reading your VB-related blog posts and explanations, but I’m sorry I still can’t fully understand the following scenario – What happens if my number becomes current (in January 2022, I HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL SAY’S ” ON Date: 11/15/2021
Case Number: 2022AS8XXX
Dear SHA MOHAMED MUKTHAR:
Congratulations! Our records indicate that your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview when your case number becomes current and appointments are available. Interviews are scheduled numerically based on region and which case numbers have already been processed.”
is this an email mean’s for DQ Qualify for my Case. and also what is the next step i have to follow ? Please advice me on this sir .
January 11, 2022 at 14:39
When you become current you will be scheduled as long as your embassy is working and has capacity.