|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||15,300||Except: Egypt 12,600|
|ASIA||5,000||Except: Iran 4,600|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||12|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for March 2019 interviews.
Again the numbers are low, at least for AF region, which is most likely because of the number of people that were current for January/February, but were not scheduled. That backlog is likely more a factor in AF than other regions because AF as a region is slower to react to changed processes. The new document procedure has probably had some impact because as KCC warned, they did not schedule cases where people had not provided the documents by the new procedure. That meant there were significant numbers of people that could not be scheduled in January/February, and those people will have needed a large proportion of the available visa interview slots for March. The other regions have behaved largely as expected.
The other factor that might have had some impact is the government shutdown. It does NOT directly impact DV cases, because the work for visas is funded by the visa fee. However, the shutdown could impact related functions such as people that work on background checks, staff the embassies (like security personnel and so on). So – as the shutdown remains unresolved, there might be some impacts – we can only wait and see.
As I have explained before however, I do expect pace of the VB to increase toward the later months. Why? Firstly because it always works that way in the regions where there are country limits. Density reduces in later number ranges, so more case numbers need to be made current to get the same number of cases to interview. Secondly the new document procedure will mean that some people will not be able to be scheduled to be interviewed, so again, KCC would then have to increase VB pace to fill the interview spaces.
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. I would expect the 2NLs to have all been sent by the end of this 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.
February 3, 2019 at 13:44
if possible to share this link in comment for Albanians and Kosovars to join forum in local language.
your information helped us a lot .
God bless you.
Thank a lot if you approve this .
February 3, 2019 at 16:08
I removed the link. I appreciate you asked first, but the page fails my standard in several ways.
1. It does not have very much useful content.
2. In the original content it has there are inaccuracies.
3. Content is copied from my site and Xarthisius’ site without attribution.
I think people are better off coming to this site and using the translation of the page if needed.
February 8, 2019 at 15:59
initial idea was all information that you publish on your site to put there only to translate them and to create Disccusion , to track Case No, to share best amd wrost case scenarion , interview ect.
also some Kosovars is geting interview In Sko0je and some in Kosovo .
another idea was there is some agencies and taking money only to give info or to help them to fill up ds 260 and so on amd so forth .
however you are doing exelent job .
February 5, 2019 at 05:43
Hi Brit I would like to know if I my documents are in French and in English. I must do again a translation just in English?
I am Cameroonian and we have two officials languages French and English
February 5, 2019 at 14:38
Read the reply I already gave you!
February 5, 2019 at 10:33
hi emilie ; i’ m a camerounian too; can we be in contact? this is my mail [email protected]
February 5, 2019 at 12:32
Hi, Angel and Emilie. I’m also cameroonian like you, and I’m a winner of dv 2019 and I’m waiting my interwie’s appointment, I assume like you. I would like than we keep in contacts to help ourselves. My mail [email protected]. please Send my yours .
February 5, 2019 at 14:16
hey Angel and Emilie am also from Cameroon.
my email [email protected]
February 5, 2019 at 17:48
Hi Britsimon. Please I need a response from you. The question is this: Police Certification in the State of Albania when asked for the American Embassy is sent by the Ministry of Justice to the US Embassy in Albania. The problem is how I will send it along with other documents that are required to be sent to KCC? I have not received any emails after submitting the ds260 in June 2018 .. I have to send myself without email or contact me first. My casenumber is EU19xxx. Albania. Thank you very much for the help you give us.
February 5, 2019 at 18:13
I suggest you include an explanation in your document submission, along with the receipt for the police cert from the post office.
You can wait for the email or send it yourself.
February 6, 2019 at 11:04
Please can you send me the link for reciprocity page.?Thank you very much.
February 6, 2019 at 14:34
Read the instructions you have been given.
February 5, 2019 at 22:29
Not sure if my question posted. I was wondering if I should expect an email to let me know my documents have been processed? I received the automated reply but nothing else. I appreciate your help!
February 8, 2019 at 15:51
Do you have any info about April 2NL status.
February 8, 2019 at 16:10
2NLs for April will be sent during the latter part of February.
February 10, 2019 at 11:12
Hope you good
I went for my interview on 7th in Accra, Ghana
I submitted all my documents
The consular look at my result and told me she can’t give me a visa because the education requirement does not meet the requirement of the US
Meanwhile, my result is the West African secondary school certificate
I only had D7 is Mathematics, the rest were all good.
Question: could it be that they are given out the visa based on merit?
February 10, 2019 at 15:36
There is a requirement for education level. They determined you didn’t meet that requirement, based on your results.
February 11, 2019 at 15:45
But I happened to use that result apply for a Diploma program in my Country and i have completed.
can i forward my transcript to their website for reconsideration?
February 11, 2019 at 16:49
Generally there is no appeal process. You have your chance, it is best to prepare for that interview. But you can email them if you want.
February 11, 2019 at 04:06
What are the chances of rejection rate in 2nd letter, and my case number is AS4XXX.
February 11, 2019 at 14:37
Zero percent chance of rejection in the 2NL.
February 11, 2019 at 11:09
VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL – WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THAT?
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I WANTED NOT TO ASK THIS SILLY QUESTION, BUT I HAVE BEEN COUNTING DAYS AND NIGHTS AND STILL NO UPDATE ON APRIL BULLETINS.
MY CASE NUMBER IS IN AS5600 range.
February 11, 2019 at 12:23
The answer is easy. It’ll hopefully be the 15th to the latest.
February 11, 2019 at 14:41
Same as every month, but the 15th.
February 15, 2019 at 04:30
today is the 15th, but not yet.
February 15, 2019 at 04:37
It’s the 14th in the USA. Relax.
February 15, 2019 at 05:00
Thanks Brit. You are great
February 11, 2019 at 14:10
what about the 2nl for dv winners case number below 13100 but re submit the document to kcc and wetting 2nls ?
February 11, 2019 at 14:51
What is the question?
February 12, 2019 at 11:48
Hi i am from Cameroon and i’m called Johnson case #AF38xxx.i have received an email from KCC that i should send some few documents;copy of passport,birth certificate and police doc
1.please i wish to ask if that is all the doc that is required or do i need to send dos like my school certificates?thanks
February 12, 2019 at 14:18
Send what they asked for.
February 12, 2019 at 22:08
When did you filled your ds 260 please?
February 22, 2019 at 21:45
Hey Johnson From Cameroon Too. Can You Live Your Email So We Can Share Informations about The Dv
February 12, 2019 at 18:24
I Hope that all well with you.
I had my DV interview on 4th Feb and all went well until i was asked if i have another child other than the one appeared for interview, and i responded yes, (i have US citizen child and it is not mandatory to include him) then the consular asked us other questions and he was satisfied with our responses, but at the end he told us he is not able to issue our visas unless i get approval for i601 waver.And he advised me to apply for the same and if it is approved he will issue our visas.
Considering my US Citizen child is out side of US and living with us , do we have any chance for our application to be approved?
I was not aware of any case against me while in US, no over stay or any conviction, is this common to have cases like this without any notice? Please give me some information.
February 12, 2019 at 18:53
Why do you need the waiver? What is the inadmissibility?
February 13, 2019 at 16:48
As per the consular, in relation to my last trip to US in 2014 i am inadmissible to the US. No further detail provided by him.
February 13, 2019 at 16:59
So you overstayed?
February 13, 2019 at 17:28
Thinking about it – was the 2014 trip when the child was born. If so, they may be concerned that you misrepresented the purpose of your visit upon entry into the USA if you went there for “birth tourism”. They may also be concerned to prove that you paid all the expenses of the birth. Either way – you know more about your case than I do – so I cannot predict your chances of getting a waiver.
February 14, 2019 at 05:46
Hi Britsimon, I wanted to know if i can reapply the DS-260 form since I have recently given birth to my first child. I was pregnant during the time I was filling the form and there was no option for ‘being pregnant’, hence I couldn’t fill the form mentioning children. will it be okay if i apply again? And I have received the mail from KCC with regards to my documents. Is it too late now?
February 14, 2019 at 06:03
You unlock and correct your DS260. Read the FAQ about how to include the newborn.
February 14, 2019 at 16:46
Hai Brsitiomon, are Diversity Visa cases Call or schedule for interview according to case number or date of early submissions.
Example>let say my case number is in 35xxx and i have submitted my Ds-260 earlier..now i received an email asking to submit Documents.
will i received an appointed though am not current according to Visa Bulletin
February 14, 2019 at 19:26
February 15, 2019 at 01:46
I need someone to contact me for private questions, i’m winner of dv 2019 and my case number is AF19*** , my email: [email protected] , my phone number: +25779984447
February 15, 2019 at 02:39
Questions should be posted here. If you have questions that NEED to be asked in private for some real reason, then you can email me at britsimon3 at gmail.
March 11, 2019 at 20:25
Hello Brit I am from Cameroon with case number AF33xxx
I filled my DS260 form in July but I have not yet gotten any reply from KCC
I don’t know if it is normal
March 11, 2019 at 23:25
Yes it is normal.
February 15, 2019 at 12:54
Should we expect April bulletin later today?
February 15, 2019 at 14:51
February 15, 2019 at 13:03
hello britsimon, my name is prince case number AF29xxx but so far I still have not received a mail from kcc asking me the documents should I be worry?
February 15, 2019 at 14:51
No. You should be patient.
February 16, 2019 at 00:31
Hi Brit. hope you’re fine
Escuse me please. I’m in Cameroon and I’m a cameroonian, I’ve never travelled out of Cameroon. When KCC ask for further documents, I send them my criminal records because I’d been told police cerrificate here is criminal records for me.
My question is, is it a problem please?
Thanks a lot!
February 16, 2019 at 00:43
Do as the instructions say on the reciprocity page for Cameroon.
February 16, 2019 at 02:35
Ok thanks sir. I didn’t looked for it before but I read that there is no police certificate in Cameroon. Thank you
February 16, 2019 at 03:54
Hello dear Brit
I really appreciate your support.
I have a child who will follow me two years after I leave for US.
My questions are:
1.) Do I need to submit passport data page for that child when submitting scanned documents?
2.)Do children below 12years have to attend the interview session?
Thanks very much
Have a blessed week end.
February 16, 2019 at 04:35
1. Not if you do not process through DV.
2. See 1.
March 11, 2019 at 20:32
Hello Mr Brits ,the email I sent when filling my ds260 form is different from the email I used to play the lottery
Is there any problem with that
March 11, 2019 at 23:25
February 16, 2019 at 05:40
Thanks Mr Brit
Please the response is not clear to me. I mean the dv process.
February 16, 2019 at 06:17
If you process your child via the DV win, the child must activate the Green Card within 6 months. Read the FAQ to understand better.
February 16, 2019 at 07:26
Hello Mr Brit
Thanks very much
I have gone through it and it will involve family based immigration. We are ok with that.
So i do not need to submit passport data page for the child now, if i understood right?
February 16, 2019 at 15:08
February 22, 2019 at 10:42
Hi Brit my name Sam B Taylor i am a wanner of D V 2019 case Number Af00022781 so far i not received a mail from KCC asking me for documents should i be worry.
February 22, 2019 at 16:01
No. You can send the documents without being asked if you want.
February 22, 2019 at 10:56
Hi Brit my case Numbers is AF00022781 should i wait to received the mail before i sand my passport birth certificate and my police documents.
February 22, 2019 at 16:54
No – send it.
March 1, 2019 at 16:42
Hello Brit, am from cameroon, my case number is AF44xxxx but till now i have not received a mail from KCC asking me the documents! Noticed that i’ve submitted the dv 260 since june 2018.
What should i do?
March 1, 2019 at 17:26
Be patient. Your number is high so there is no need to send the documents for at least another 2 to 3 months.
March 11, 2019 at 20:38
Thanks alot for your help….. Waiting for your reply
March 13, 2019 at 19:11
my case number is AF10906 but i have not received 2NL. I AM SUPPOSE TO GET WORRIED?
March 13, 2019 at 22:44
Only if you like worrying.
So – did you send your DS260 and did you submit your documents to KCC?
March 20, 2019 at 07:33
Hi, hope all is well.
I have never received email from kcc.
My case number is AF14XXX. I already summited my DS 260
March 20, 2019 at 13:52
Have you sent your documents? If not – send them.
March 22, 2019 at 20:41
my case number is AF17XXX but i have not received 2NL. I already submitted my DS 260 and also KCC requested for some of my documents to be scan and i did and submitted. can i get
March 22, 2019 at 21:52
When did you send the documents?
March 23, 2019 at 19:28
i send my first documents on August 1, 2018 and after i send my DS 290, i also received another mail which i tell me that i should scan few of my documents and submit it which i did and it was on the 23 September 2018 and The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) has received your email and is currently processing my documents. up tell now no response from KCC for my 2NLs.
March 23, 2019 at 19:54
Well, I can say your dates are confused since documents weren’t requested until November.
However, is your case number current?
March 23, 2019 at 20:10
I haven received my 2NLs yet. moreover, i send my first documents which is my DS 260, i also received another mail which tells me that i should scan few of my documents and submit it which i did and it was on the 23 September 2018 and this was my response The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) has received your email and is currently processing my documents. until now no response from KCC for my 2NLs.
March 24, 2019 at 19:18
I heven received my 2NLs. My case number in AF17XXX. Moreover, after I sent my DS260, I also received another mail asking for few documents of mine to be scanned and sent for processing for appointment interview. Meanwhile, my case number is current,I been receiving and sending mail with my case number. What’s your response?
March 24, 2019 at 19:26
You can wait until the end of the month. If you don’t receive a 2NL by then, contact KCC.
March 26, 2019 at 07:29
I submitted my Ds 260.
My case # AF14926 but I didn’t received any mail from kcc.
March 26, 2019 at 10:35
enter case number in subject like
scan all required document like passport biodata page, birth registration, police report, marriage certificate . you should scan in readable and visible format. it would be better if you use scanner than mobile.
and send the documents to [email protected]
. you sgould have sent those mail too sooner. do it now.
March 26, 2019 at 13:51
When did you submit your DS260 and documents?
March 26, 2019 at 11:56
My case number AF17XXX, i submitted my DS 260 and also received an email requesting for the following:
1. Police clearance
2. passport Bio data
3. Birth certificate
4. Military record if i served and
5. criminal record if are have been convicted of a crime before.
in this case i submitted 1 to 3 which i have but 4 to 5 is not part of me/qualification. so only my 2NLs i waiting for
May 25, 2019 at 02:32
Mr. Britsimon please i wish to ask that is the USA Green Card lottery also played in the month of March? Because in the month of March i came across a page saying DV lottery 2021 then i applied and a mail was sent to me cngratulating me that i was eligible for the lottery and that i should click on a link to complete my registration when i clicked on the linked a page came saying i should pay $39 to complete my registration inorder for them to start working on my Green Card. Thnks very much will be waiting for your reply.
May 25, 2019 at 03:17
That is an obvious scam.
May 25, 2019 at 06:41
Thank you very much