|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||6,400||Except: Egypt 4,000|
|ASIA||1,600||Except: Iran 1,550
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||9|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is for November interviews and is the second VB for the DV2019 year.
Again the numbers are low, but no need to panic – normal. They divide the work (the interviews) over the whole year – so there is a increase in these numbers each month.
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.
For DV2018 winners – remember this VB is NOTHING to do with your numbers – this is just DV2019. DV2018 is almost over and no further DV2018 interviews are being arranged.
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.
September 12, 2018 at 18:53
It is very bad news
September 12, 2018 at 18:55
No it isn’t! Please don’t be silly. This is a 12 month process, you are saying it is bad news on the second bulletin.
September 18, 2018 at 15:57
He’s right, it is bad news actually. And it was bad news last year as well:
September 18, 2018 at 16:51
No, it isn’t. One thing has nothing to do with the other.
September 12, 2018 at 18:58
My case is AF00011XXX
When will my interview be scheduled?
September 12, 2018 at 19:02
September 15, 2018 at 05:49
Hi Brit my is in Africa 3000 but I not received email yet that will be interview November
September 15, 2018 at 06:11
Read the article above.
September 12, 2018 at 19:00
Dear Brit ,
if you can explain regarding numbers above !
is that EUROPE 4,400 only November or its OCT + NOV in total 4400 .
If its OCT 2000 , NOV 4400 then for Europe is not Low 6400 considering 30,600 total winners in DV2019 its 21% of total so if this is going in this trend we will finish all Interviews in June .
Thanks for clarification.
September 12, 2018 at 19:04
It’s 4400 in total. Cases under 2000 were current last month, and now cases under 4400 are current this month – an increase of 2400.
September 12, 2018 at 19:05
Plus – these are CASE numbers. the 30k figure includes derivatives – so that is not the same as case numbers. Please read the FAQ, you are quite confused.
September 12, 2018 at 19:10
Hello Briit …why do not you say you do not need panic? With these rates I’ll end up like dv 2018 ….. Can you provoke the opposite ?? i am eu 29000
September 12, 2018 at 19:15
I’m not saying it will or won’t end like DV2018. But I am saying that people read too much into these early months, and that is pointless. For your number you are not going to know for MONTHS. So – there is no point in obsessing on every tiny comment I make, or staring at the VB endlessly. Go and think about something else, and come back and check progress in 6 months time.
September 12, 2018 at 21:11
Hello I am in the same case as ERI :/ a bit disappointed based an older data there is really few odds to be call, now I am waiting for another miracle in this DV2019
September 12, 2018 at 23:25
Same answer to you then.
September 12, 2018 at 19:39
Sir can the sponsor stop.sponsoring you after getting the visa and before you enter the us
September 12, 2018 at 22:56
There is no legal obligation on the sponsor in the first place – so the question is pointless.
September 12, 2018 at 19:54
Hello Brit can you explain why the visa bulletin of dv November 2019 include Iran despite she is from countries includes travel pan?
September 12, 2018 at 22:57
people from Iran are still entitled to interview. Some may be eligible (with dual citizenship etc).
September 15, 2018 at 05:23
That means current every Iranians interviewed by any embassy,but they will not eligible /having Visa?
travel ban is it continued ? will you explain further
September 15, 2018 at 05:49
September 12, 2018 at 20:10
Thanks brit for your endless effort.my case number smartly in this VB.
September 13, 2018 at 00:03
Dear Brit There will be a second draw
September 13, 2018 at 00:05
I. Don’t. Know.
September 13, 2018 at 03:07
Thanks for z update…..
September 13, 2018 at 03:35
Brit why the case numbers are decreasing in number rather than increasing.. does AS will hit 6100 this time my case number is AS6100 as it seem its is decreasing and it will not going to touch that mark
September 13, 2018 at 03:41
Relax and be patient. This is all very normal – and contrary to what you said the numbers have not decreased.
September 13, 2018 at 04:16
Thanks for your awesome posts.
What’s your prediction for case number EU6700, December or January?
Thanks again, appreciate your effort.
September 13, 2018 at 04:48
September 13, 2018 at 04:57
Thanks, I’ve read that post and most of the other posts on your blog. Just wanted to know your opinion. My number will become current in December if they release 2400 next month, so I am predicting that will happen.
September 13, 2018 at 06:14
I hope the VB does not affect the higher case numbers in future. Do you think this year all DV will go current because of a a low selection? What’s your take?
September 13, 2018 at 13:51
I don’t have a prediction at this time.
September 13, 2018 at 08:19
Low level increase in each month shows that response rate in regions is high or it is only the decision of consular centers?
September 13, 2018 at 13:56
To some extent, low response rate would mean faster VB progress. But we are only two months in to the process.
September 13, 2018 at 08:53
My name is Ayang Edwin Nguh but when filling the ds260,started like this Nguh,Ayang Edwin.
Will that be a problem?
September 13, 2018 at 13:57
No – that is normal. It’s in the FAQ.
September 13, 2018 at 09:59
same dv 2018 we dont need to wait in to end of 12th month to see that.
September 13, 2018 at 10:58
Thank you for all the help, expertise, as well as for the accurate information shared!
We are a Greek couple living in the Netherlands and our EU case number is slightly above 4400.
We’re going to have our interview in the Dutch consulate, apparently sometime in December.
Our questions regarding the proper paperwork for the interview:
1. Some documents can’t have the “Hague Apostle” (e.g. military or police records) and thus they can’t be officially
processed and translated to English by an official Greek authority.
We contacted the Dutch consulate, only to get a generic DV link in response.
– Should we just wing it and take the unofficially translated documents to the interview?
2. My husband (main applicant) just moved in with me. It makes sense to unlock the DS-260 to update his address, I
just wanted your opinion on this, given our time-frame:
– Would you advise that he unlocks the form, or could it jeopardise our case if it takes too long?
3. Should we merely have the supporting documents stated on the official travel.state.gov website with us for the
interview, or should we also be able to provide written proof for everything in the DS-260 (e.g. contracts of houses
we stayed in, employment contracts, etc.)?
4. Does the I-134 Affidavit of support need to extend to the I-864 in order to receive the Green Card in the US?
I hope I’m not asking something redundant that I failed to locate through my search.
Thank you in advance for your time & response.
September 13, 2018 at 14:07
1. Where have you seen a requirement for “official” translations?? You haven’t.
2. Update it if you can (immediately). A married couple not living together raises questions.
3. You can take extra documents if you want, but they probably won’t be used.
4. DV cases ONLY use the I-134.
September 15, 2018 at 09:03
Thank you Simon for the prompt and direct response!
This is what I saw at travel.state.gov that confused me:
“All documents not in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator that states that the: Translation is accurate, and, Translator is competent to translate. ”
“For cases processed in Athens, all other documents not in Greek or English must be accompanied by official English translations. Official translations must be done at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Greece, Arionos 10, Psiri, 105 54 Athens”
For the Netherlands, it states this: “Available in standard Dutch language and international versions”, which I have no idea what it means since any language is international 🙂
September 15, 2018 at 14:32
The Dutch embassy will want an English translation. International versions are documents common in Europe that have multi language explanations on the fields.
September 13, 2018 at 12:44
Hi brit is there a chance for me 2019AF44xxx ? For a interview
September 13, 2018 at 14:12
September 13, 2018 at 13:54
I need your help
My case number’s status is At NVC, CN is 2018EU27XXX, What does this status mean?
” Please follow the instructions you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) that list the six steps you must take before NVC can schedule your visa interview appointment. This includes submitting to NVC various fees, forms and documents. Once NVC has received all the required items, they will let you know if anything is missing or incomplete.”
The DS 260 is filled in its time and what documents are meant? What can I do to my side?
or When is the case transfer from the visa center to the consulate?
Do I have any chance?
thanks in advance
September 13, 2018 at 14:14
Ignore that standard text on the status. It does not mean anything for your case.
The final cutoff for EU was below your case number. You will not get an interview. There is no chance at all.
September 13, 2018 at 14:01
Thanks so much Brit
September 13, 2018 at 14:54
Sir will it be increase the case no or will it be decrease like this in coming month??
September 13, 2018 at 15:41
Why do people keep talking about decreases???
Wait and see.
September 13, 2018 at 16:27
I look at approximately all of the statistics from 2004. dv 2019 november numbers are the lowest numbers so it is very interesting for me this is a low selection year but why response rate is high everyone in eu wants to go to usa or there are some economic problems in eu i do not know but i think it is not fair for high case number people because they are selected from 14million people this will be fair for example if this year limit is done next year the rest of case numbers people who did not get interview may be invited to interview but i know this will not happen:(
So at the we need only patience
September 13, 2018 at 16:33
Out of 12.
September 14, 2018 at 08:04
really? LOL one of the stupidest post here ever written.
So what about selectees from 2008 where in EU was 40.000 selectees and final cutoff was 25,7k? If would be like that youd have no chance to be invited for interview. Law is law. Are you from Turkey? We had one “star” here on blog from Turkey dv2018 – he was saying the same bull***t as you did.
Do not be selfish and just wait for your turn. Winning in lottery is not automatic getting visa – it was clearly explained in your 1NL.
September 14, 2018 at 08:06
selectees from dv 2018 not 2008 ofcourse.
September 14, 2018 at 18:35
I attach my feelings to sir Britsimon not to you so be respectful i you dont like dont read my comment stupid man
September 15, 2018 at 09:37
I am a woman, but its easy to recognize who is stupid here buahaha:) I am supeeeeer respectful – unike you, unwise boy:)
so next time before you decide to write anything just take a deep breath (more then 10, cause aggresive and fatuous ppl need more time to chill out) and think when you will run the risk of a public laughing stock:)))
All comunity have hope your number is really HIGH, we do not need ppl like you in US:) have a good time waiting man:)
September 13, 2018 at 16:44
My wife is principal applicant and our case number is AS 8xxx, she is 6 month pregnant. should she email about her pregnancy to KCC or not
what is your advice?
September 13, 2018 at 16:55
No need yet. Once the baby is born, you can immediately unlock and add the baby then.
September 13, 2018 at 17:09
If the interview has schedualed and then baby born, what should we do?
September 13, 2018 at 17:51
Humans generally have a gestation period of 9 months – so one way or another the baby will be born within about 3 months from now. That is certain.
AS8XXX won’t be scheduled by then. That is also certain.
September 13, 2018 at 23:06
Do you mean that they starting interviews for DV 2019?
If so, then shall I expect an interview in the coming period since my number is 8000?
I’m from Asia ??
Appreciating your valuable advice
September 14, 2018 at 01:17
September 14, 2018 at 06:52
May or June of 2019.
September 14, 2018 at 04:19
I have saw the above question that a married couple but not living together raises question. However we just married after I won the lottery and have added her as spouse in the dv260 application form. We are not living together and plan to live together after we know the visa final result. Could that be a problem?
Thanks in advance.
September 14, 2018 at 04:31
September 14, 2018 at 04:59
That means we better live together asap right? Thanks.
September 14, 2018 at 17:12
Hello mr.Brit ,,,how do you think about case number EU25xxx -macedonia any prediction or its to early …. thank you !
September 14, 2018 at 17:35
September 14, 2018 at 17:13
p.s for DV2019 , thnx
September 14, 2018 at 18:37
Hi Brit? First of all, thank you for your posts about dvlottery! My case number is 2019EU21XXX, do you think my CN is at risk? What is your prediction? Thank in advance!
September 14, 2018 at 19:44
September 15, 2018 at 01:41
Hmm….i just hope a second draw happens and i too get selected and get a chance to be at US with my wife. And be able to post the happy news here and share my experience. I know it is a lottery but it is a pain to wait miss and then hope the whole year for a second draw if not go through the cycle again. People who has won the lottery congrats feel lucky and make best use of the oppurtunity!
September 16, 2018 at 13:52
Dear Simon Thanks!for immediate respons for any Question arises from any countries,my name is Tsige from Ethiopia my case number is 2019AF10273,Which month I interviewed?
September 16, 2018 at 14:51
September 16, 2018 at 17:41
Enter your comment here…January
September 16, 2018 at 23:08
Hello brit .. in the DS260 form i put an address and in the I-134 form i put another address .. does it affect the application or not
September 17, 2018 at 01:15
September 18, 2018 at 07:54
We will have our interview in Frankfurt, Germany. I have some documents in Russian that have been translated to German by a certified translator here in Germany. Will this be enough or do I need to get those translated to English?
September 18, 2018 at 14:20
That will be enough for the interview.
September 18, 2018 at 11:52
Hi! Some friends mentioned that since the process operation (about DS form) is different from DV2018, therefore the latest VB numbers are small. Have you written about this subject? I couldn’t find it. If you haven’t, what are your thoughts on this?
September 18, 2018 at 14:26
The DS processing was changed for DV2017 and did reduce the numbers somewhat. This year started even lower, probably to save time for DV2018 completion. However, worrying about the number is daft – it’s a 12 month process. And yes – I have written about all of that in various blog articles.
September 18, 2018 at 12:42
Hy brit can you say some thing about asia visa which are in current sitution. Do you think which case are peniding asia visa after interview or they gone in ap.they will finish that pending ap case before 30 sep
September 18, 2018 at 14:29
Some will clear AP and be issued, some won’t. I can’t predict which cases will be happy or unhappy.
September 18, 2018 at 15:39
Hai Bristimon, We as Diversity Visa Lottery applicants are concern. Will there be DV 2020 application?
Comparing the past years,time like this, announcement has been made by the US department of state.
What is going on?
September 18, 2018 at 16:55
September 18, 2018 at 17:57
Thanks for your support brit god bless you.my case is 2018 7xxxx from asia.actullay i so upset .still in ap last updated 10sep. I am just thinking can we will b clear or not. We are in ap since june still they kept our passport.i knw i bothering you .but do u think they will clear some case before 30 sep
September 18, 2018 at 19:57
I don’t know what will happen in your case. All you can do is wait and see.
September 18, 2018 at 18:06
2nd L for November interviews being sent
September 18, 2018 at 20:59
DO they send 2nd to everybody in the same day for first batch? or I still can expecting it during this week?
September 19, 2018 at 00:07
September 18, 2018 at 18:44
Sir today i bought my airline ticket my name in the passport is kamar eddine but in the ticket is kamareddine without space will this be a problem i told the fly agency about this they told me that the system make it like this even if we made a space its gonna be like this so i need a answer will this be a problem yes or no especialy with cbp
September 18, 2018 at 19:33
che che I think that you need some serious help. do not get me wrong, but you always see problems, everywhere.
all the best in usa and dont overthink!
ps. It will not be a problem 😀
September 18, 2018 at 20:01
September 18, 2018 at 19:11
Can it affect blocking to record ds 260 on the progress of dv 2019 ??
September 18, 2018 at 19:59
I don’t understand your question.
September 18, 2018 at 19:20
We arrived in usa on the 27 aug 2018, and on the 14 sept 2018 we received an email from usci saying “We have approved your Form OS155A” after receiving this email do you know how soon we might receive the green card?
September 18, 2018 at 20:00
I don’t know.
September 18, 2018 at 20:42
September 18, 2018 at 21:06
I received the 2NL today. Do I need to confirm that I am going to be there? I mean on this site:
If so, do you have any guide on how to do it?
Or there is no need to do anything? Just be there the day and time the 2NL says…
September 19, 2018 at 00:08
Some embassies ask you to create a profile on that site or similar. Simply follow the intstructions.
September 23, 2018 at 15:07
The 2NL,your your interview is for which month,Oct or Nov,2018
September 19, 2018 at 03:13
2019AS14xxx do you think interview will be Feb/ March 2019 timeframe?
September 19, 2018 at 05:27
September 19, 2018 at 14:03
Thanks simon. I read further from past years vb it will be july 2019 onwards. I will update again if this is the case.
September 19, 2018 at 05:27
Hy brit today my case shown after long ap status show ready.i am the main applicant but my husband show still ap.but i hope best.what you say we have given interview on 5 june as7xxx .ready mean what.plz tell me
September 19, 2018 at 05:28
You have to wait for the final outcome.
September 19, 2018 at 09:45
I knw this i have to wait.but i asked that ready what doez it mean?
September 19, 2018 at 14:40
I already answered.
September 20, 2018 at 23:31
Hi brit this year 2019 dv lottery not include Ethiopian?
September 21, 2018 at 03:41
Wait until the announcement.
September 21, 2018 at 09:03
Brit, what announcement are u inferring?
September 21, 2018 at 16:26
TH DV2020 announcement (I assume that is what is meant)
September 21, 2018 at 08:58
Do u mean dv 2020? Ethiopia was already included in dv2019
September 21, 2018 at 05:33
Is it okay that dv2 receives his green card faster than dv1?
As I’m dv2 and I just received my green card in my mail box today and my wife’s green card didn’t arrive yet and online status didn’t change since ever.
September 21, 2018 at 05:46
September 21, 2018 at 07:54
Brit,case no Af4xxx,completed ds260 on 5 July,2018,l hope l will be interviewed in November, 2018
September 21, 2018 at 10:57
This year Asia is low why is that?
September 21, 2018 at 16:29
It isn’t that low.
September 22, 2018 at 04:40
Hello Brit. My case number is EU2XXX. In the table it says that I will be interviewed in November but I haven’t received an email yet.
September 22, 2018 at 08:31
I am Af2019 case12xxxx
Do you think my interview will be in December or earlier?
September 22, 2018 at 15:42
Well obviously NOT earlier!
September 22, 2018 at 17:04
Hi Simon, AF20k is the number safe and when is the approximate time of interview