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and the CARIBBEAN
The “February” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case numbers that are current for March 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
January 23, 2018 at 17:41
Hello Britt Simon.
This is amazing I just sent my DS forms in December and today I received a 2nl..does it mean they process my case faster
January 23, 2018 at 17:46
It means your DS260 was processed – yes.
February 12, 2018 at 02:02
Pls, I need ur assistance, My mom is the primary beneficiary for an F3 visa applied by my grand dad and as her child I am a derivative; this happened when I was 12 years old. in 2006 August which is the priority date; now I am above 21 and our filling date is not yet out, would I still be giving a visa as a derivative when the filling date comes
February 12, 2018 at 04:25
I only answer DV lottery questions.
February 13, 2018 at 02:45
My pd is 05/12/2005 when i get welcom letter
January 23, 2018 at 19:42
Pls how do I fill the sponsorship forms
January 23, 2018 at 19:56
Sponsorship? Do you mean I-134?
January 23, 2018 at 19:57
January 24, 2018 at 06:27
Do they need I-134?
January 24, 2018 at 16:02
Thanks God received a 2NL March 1st my date
Thanks Brit unforgettable support .
January 31, 2018 at 22:33
What’s your case number??
January 24, 2018 at 21:09
Hi Britsmon .My interview date is March 1,2018.but I want a be postponed to may because I have problems with some of my needed document. That I will be receiving it in April ,A this possible for my date to be postponed? Please help me.
January 24, 2018 at 22:02
It is possible – but delaying your interview introduces some risk. If you are sure you want to do that – you contact the embassy.
January 24, 2018 at 23:32
but is it possible for me to go to the interview when some of my needed document is missing
January 24, 2018 at 23:35
Yes. If they need the document they will ask you to produce that after the interview.
January 28, 2018 at 22:09
Ab pm me for 0206992076
January 25, 2018 at 02:02
Salut britsimon , j’ai constaté des erreurs sur mon formulaire ds-260 .j’ai écrit à [email protected] pour qu’il débloque le formulaire ds-260 afin de corriger ses erreurs depuis le 20/01/2018. Quand t’est ce que cela peut t’être faire et comment le savoir ?
January 25, 2018 at 03:57
January 25, 2018 at 05:31
Tu vas recevoir un email te disant que le DS est débloqué je crois.
This man want to know how to know that his DS260 is unlocked, as he asked it to the KCC. I think he is going to receive en amail saying that his DS260 is unlocked, right Simon ?
January 25, 2018 at 05:42
I speak French, Spanish and German, but questions to my blog should be posted in English.
January 25, 2018 at 19:14
Hello britt simon
I lost my passport week ago and iam from eritrea but now it is impossible to get new one for the coming three months. My case number is 2018AF18### so what am i going to do ?
January 25, 2018 at 19:30
Apply for a new one. It may arrive before the interview.
January 25, 2018 at 22:29
But If my case number is current is it possible to go to interview with out passport
January 25, 2018 at 22:51
Yes. Obviously to get the visa there will be a delay.
January 25, 2018 at 22:38
Is is compulsory that you must answer yes in the DS260 form, when you’re ask that; Have ever served in the military, or being a member of vigilante group,etc?
January 25, 2018 at 22:51
It is compulsory to tell the truth.
January 26, 2018 at 07:47
Good morning sir my interview is on 5th March but I can’t find my high sch certificate is it going to affect me
January 26, 2018 at 07:52
Bro pm me on 0277470464 what’s app
January 26, 2018 at 14:31
That is just one more reason added to many others why I think you are wasting your tine and money by attending the interview.
July 18, 2018 at 17:51
Hi!i would like to know if I will receive my convocation to embassy my case number is 2018AF000416xx
July 18, 2018 at 18:21
If you were not already scheduled last month, you will not now be interviewed.
January 26, 2018 at 13:14
Good morning brit. When I download the exel files it is not open very well because is not in separate cell. What can I do? The first time it download perfect
January 26, 2018 at 14:15
The separator is a comma. Import the file into Excel and you can then choose the comma as a separator.
January 26, 2018 at 15:49
January 2017 when it will be current? Thank you
January 26, 2018 at 16:15
Please clarify your question.
January 28, 2018 at 21:47
Hi Birtsimon My high school Waec certificate is one of my major decoument needed for the interview, but undergoing prosice and I will be receiving it in April and my interview date is March and I can’t go for interview with out it. What can I do now ?
January 28, 2018 at 21:51
Ab pm me in this number 0277470464. I also have interview on March … Let share thoughts
January 28, 2018 at 22:51
Did you write wassce last yr
January 29, 2018 at 00:55
Your choice – either delay the interview or attend without the document.
January 29, 2018 at 09:45
I’m from algerie
January 29, 2018 at 17:55
If you want to ask questions you need to be clear what you are asking.
January 29, 2018 at 09:46
hello, please the national service card mandatory for maintenance?
I’m from Algeria
January 29, 2018 at 09:47
January 29, 2018 at 18:08
Yes you need to show your situation vis a vis military service
January 29, 2018 at 21:41
Thank you so much
January 29, 2018 at 14:33
Good day sir, can some one who is currently taking treatment on one of the diseases listed to checked like, tb, gonorheo, syphilis etc. And shows prove of taking treatment through medical records to the doctor in charge of screening and vaccination be denied a Visa?
January 29, 2018 at 18:03
I am not a doctor.
January 29, 2018 at 15:37
Hi… my priority date is 14 February 2011 …when do you think it will be current and when is the interview most likely to be schedule for?
January 29, 2018 at 18:05
I only answer DV lottery questions.
January 30, 2018 at 04:19
Mr Brits, is it normal that your number will be current but will not receive 2NL?. If it happens so can you contact your country embassy or kcc? Thank you.
January 30, 2018 at 06:25
It sometimes happens. Just wait.
January 30, 2018 at 13:09
Enlighten me a bit ,my no.is AF37xxx do i have any reason to worry about being current soon and if so when do you predict my case will be scheduled ?
January 30, 2018 at 14:28
You have no reason to worry. Wait and see.
February 2, 2018 at 13:23
What about 2018AF41803,do I stand in a pool of risk too? Thanks
February 2, 2018 at 15:10
Read the answer above and use some common sense.
January 31, 2018 at 05:40
Mr. Brits is it possible for selectees of March interviews to still have their 2NL Notification Letters not sent to them?
2. My CN is 2018AF00016XXXX and today is the last day of January but I have not received my Notication. Letter.
January 31, 2018 at 05:43
For the THIRD and final time, YES it is possible. Wait patiently until next month.
February 1, 2018 at 22:19
hi simon i have one question
1.does it has a limit in wieight of a person what i mean is does it has an effect if a person has weight less than 50KG
February 1, 2018 at 22:26
I can feel it
February 1, 2018 at 22:29
Weight has nothing to do with immigration!
February 2, 2018 at 19:49
At lease if you are talking about baggage ??
February 4, 2018 at 10:46
My im in the Oceanic pool with a number 1055.
From all past years i understand this is right on the fence.
I suspect an interview will be May/June.
Based on my number what are your thoughts?
February 4, 2018 at 14:26
Your number is fine – you just have to wait a couple more months.
February 4, 2018 at 23:19
Regarding proof of funds. At the interview is it best to take a bank statement showing US 10k equivalent.
If granted the visa I would be planning to take a 2 week trip to activate visa, then return home for another 6mths to finalise matters.
Should i mention this at interview or not? Given i would be saving additional funds upon return…
February 5, 2018 at 01:23
*IF* asked – tell the truth – always the truth!
February 6, 2018 at 08:01
I was filed ds260 form my CN is 2018AF0002xxxx in what month or time i get the visa schedule or interview schedule
February 6, 2018 at 14:21
Wait and see.
And in future, reveal one more digit of your case number.
February 8, 2018 at 12:54
Please, what’s the last month for dv LOTTERY 2018 to start 2019. September or October and what’s the exact date
February 8, 2018 at 15:16
DV2018 ends on September 30.
February 12, 2018 at 20:18
My case number Af18###
I just sent my ds 260 form
now my question is I need to change the interview location is that possible
February 12, 2018 at 20:19
It will be chosen based on your current address.
February 14, 2018 at 14:24
Hi BRITSIMON, I modified my ds260 31/01/2018. I would like to know if this will postpone the date of my interview, my number box is in 2018AF00026XXX
February 14, 2018 at 15:07
February 14, 2018 at 16:00
I have to redo a new passport of number different than the first for the modification of the DS 260 since the first there had been errors of information to obtain. I would like to know if this does not cause a problem
February 14, 2018 at 18:51
I don’t know what differences you mean.
February 15, 2018 at 10:26
Hi BRITSIMON and thank you very much for the solutions to our concerns, I redo a new passport to change my ds 260, but the number of the second passport is different from that of the first passport that I established. I would like to know if that does not cause a problem.
February 15, 2018 at 15:14
No problem. Take both to the interview.
February 15, 2018 at 12:44
Trust you are well. I had a baby girl on the 5th of February. My husband and I submitted our ds-260 on the 13th of February But we weren’t able to submit the ds-260 Of the newborn because her birth certificate isn’t ready yet and we were told it would take up to two weeks. If we submit her ds-260 in two weeks time will it still be processed in time. If not, can we go for the interview without submitting her ds-260? Case number AF000349**
February 15, 2018 at 15:41
There is plenty of time since you are waiting anyway.
February 15, 2018 at 15:48
My name is Chitsayar.
I won DV 2018 and my case number is AS105xx.
My girlfriend currently study in State. She will come back in May.
We are plan to marriage in May.
Should I unlock my case and update about my marriage?
If I get interview( even though my case number is high), will my marriage effect to refuse?
Pleas kindly answer my question.
February 15, 2018 at 17:23
Once married you can add her, but you are leaving it very late.
February 19, 2018 at 14:16
Should she stay in State and then change status?
February 19, 2018 at 15:09
That is a long slow process – but you can decide.
February 18, 2018 at 04:19
Hello Britsimon, I am a winner of the DV lottery 2018. While playing the two last names on my daughter were inter change. I will like to know if there’s possibility of adjusting it or it won’t affect my chances in anyway.
February 18, 2018 at 05:00
No problem. Just make sure it is correct on the DS260.
February 18, 2018 at 13:34
Yes Sir, on my own copy of the confirmation of application, her names are okay as in her birth certificate and passport. It’s on her own copy of the confirmation of the application that her last two names were inter changed. I wanted to ask if there is a way to correct it or it’s not a problem
February 18, 2018 at 16:10
Not a problem.
February 18, 2018 at 15:54
Thank you MoSalah for the compliments(even though I don’t deserve them). All credits go to Mr Simon ; he is our senior expert on this Dv stuff.
As you asked in your reply to my comment on predictions(which I couldn’t reply directly! I don’t know why!); let me share with you and others my findings.
A little reminder here: THOSE ARE PREDICTIONS; NONE COULD BET THE FARM ON THEM AND I AM NOT AN EXPERT ON THIS DV STUFF.
For March VB I predicted AF 20,932 and I turned to 21,100. I was so close.
With the same formula the next VB were as follows:
As I mention it before these are predictions; and I used a “Static formula” which is not a good approach; because from month to month there will be a lot of changes.
So, for your curiosity, these were my predictions and I think they can give you a broader idea on VB pace.
I take this opportunity to wish all of 2018 selectees GOOD LUCKY.
Be blessed and have a nice Sunday or Monday for some!
February 18, 2018 at 16:24
Those look low to me. Have you used the file and taken in to account the reducing density?
February 18, 2018 at 20:15
Hello mr simon when we win first lettre came with mistak in name for my daughter example wright name Mero moawad ayad but wrong name Mero mohamed ayad
And we made correct in ds 260 but when come second lettre come the wrong with out correct .why they send second lettre with wrong name and we corrected in ds260.and that will be problem in interview.
First name and last name correct and in ds correct only in lettre for win
Please help my interview next week
February 19, 2018 at 00:44
February 19, 2018 at 06:14
You think i must tell employe in embassy about this mistake in name or no because i already corrected in ds260 .
February 19, 2018 at 06:39
February 19, 2018 at 09:40
Hi Mr Britsimon, my father passed away in 2011. I would like to know if I have to complete my documents with a death certificate from my father for the interview. Thank you and good day
February 19, 2018 at 15:11
February 20, 2018 at 09:00
Hi mr.Britsimon! maybe you can help me with my inquiry.i am under f2b.my priority date is nov 2006.last sept 2017, my priority date became current.so we submitted docs because nvc wrote us a letter.However , upon checking,there is a retrogression. Right now the current date being processed is july 2006(and we are nov. 2006) .when do you think will be our turn? what’s the next step? is it for medical and interview already? because we submitted already all our docs last sept. plus our police clearance last dec 2017…
February 20, 2018 at 14:41
I only answer DV lottery questions.
March 2, 2018 at 01:23
Hi, I want to know whether kcc is doing schedule according to case numbers or the earlier you submit your ds260 form?
March 2, 2018 at 01:51
No case can be scheduled if the case number is not current. Within a month, the ordering is not specific to case number or date of DS260 submission.
March 2, 2018 at 11:14
HI, when the DV visa interview dates for EU will be scheduled for April, MY hssband case number is in April cut off number but still do not know our visa date. Thanks
March 2, 2018 at 16:46
March 11, 2018 at 16:32
my appointment date was 2 months ago and postpone it at that time so how can i find my new appointment day ? can you tell me the process how can i fined it ? thank u
March 11, 2018 at 17:35
Contact the embassy.
March 15, 2018 at 14:49
My DS form was sent June 2017 and I’m yet to receive an appointment interview schedule
March 15, 2018 at 17:53
Case number and region?
March 31, 2018 at 05:29
Hello sir, am a Cameroonian and I had probatoire. Am asking that will that be a problem since I have not yet have baccalaureate techniques? Even as my appointment is on the 23 may.
March 31, 2018 at 13:55
Divine get me at [email protected] let get in touch also a Cameroonian
March 31, 2018 at 14:02
I don’t know requirements in your country.
March 31, 2018 at 22:07
The requirements when submitting an entry to be selected as a selectee in the lottery program for Cameroon requires that you must an Advanced level certificate and in French subsystems of education it is BAC or you call it baccalaureate, while in the English subsystem it it called GCE advanced level certificate, so probatoire is just like general certificate of education ORDINARY LEVEL(GCE O’level) or you lowersixth trimester results.
So the question is ; upon submitting your entry did u state that you have baccalaureate?? Which you don’t have?? If yes then I think that is fraud and you better sort yourself out.
March 31, 2018 at 13:51
Hello Britsimon please
1-how many visas have been issued so far in Africa????
2-With the look of things and also because we only have 4 months left in don’t know what will happen to Af 51k(what do u think about it) thanks for ur kind answer
March 31, 2018 at 14:09
2. Wait and see.
June 29, 2018 at 14:47
Hello , I have the number 28970 for the DV lottery 2018 and I am still waiting for the interview. Is it possible not to have an interview date ?! Adnd if you Can you tell me how long do I have to wait for the interview date ?
June 29, 2018 at 17:30
July 9, 2018 at 13:26
Hi brit Simon how is every thing by the help of you i became the winner of DV lottery 2018.hence after the consular says me congratulation after how many days i get my visa.
July 9, 2018 at 14:26
Usually 1 to 2 weeks.
July 9, 2018 at 13:37
I ‘m the winner of DV lottery 2018 and i made an interview at Khartoum,Sudan on july/03/2018.and the consular says me congratulation so after how many days they call or send me e-mail to receive my visa.
July 11, 2018 at 16:06
Hi brit i am a Dv winner 2017 2018 i have fill my ds 260 form on the 16 may 2018 when will i expect the interview date….and my case number is 2018AF00052XXX
July 11, 2018 at 21:15
The final 2NLs will be sent later this month.
July 18, 2018 at 18:32
I am from Asia region.
My interview will be in August
Today me and my wife went formedical examination.
I am okie for exam
They said my wife can’t do examinations after they talk with Embassy.
They said, embassy is still doing her paperwork. ???
I don’t understand we already filled Ds26O since March 2018 and both of us got confirmation letter form KCC.
I m so worry now
Interview date is 2 August
I called a lot to embassy but don’t get through
July 18, 2018 at 18:46
I don’t know why they said that.
August 24, 2018 at 19:10
My case number is 2019 AS16xx. I am from Nepal. When will i get notification and second letter? Is that sure to get second letter? Please respond my message ASAP.
August 24, 2018 at 21:02
January 10, 2019 at 12:52
MY CASE NO IS AF119XX BUT IHAVN’T APOINTMENT FOR FEBRUARY, WHAT IS REASON
January 10, 2019 at 16:01