|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 23, 2018 at 05:46
Hi Britsimon i won dv lottery and we got our vissa but still am busy by my personal case. Am primary applicant my question is
1•can i request to extend my vissa entrance expiry date?
2•can my family enter to America before me?
September 23, 2018 at 15:19
September 24, 2018 at 06:54
thanks GOD BLESS YOU!
September 24, 2018 at 07:34
my girlfriend is actually pregnant and we are expecting for the child by following month. I sent my form DS-260 in june 2018 and childless. so I am going to become father.
My question is to know if I have to update my DS-260 at the birth. or I have to do that on the interview day.
I am not yet married and I don’t plan to travel with family in my first entry either. thank you for your guidance.CN AF11XXX
September 24, 2018 at 14:16
Update as soon as possible after the birth.
September 27, 2018 at 18:04
Sir how i can pay my green card fee when i arrive to the us i mean what steps i need to follow
September 27, 2018 at 18:16
You have been given instructions with your visa packet. Follow those instructions.
September 28, 2018 at 16:26
Hey Brit We did our interview on August 14 me,my wife and our baby but our visas was not approved because Mr consul asked for more pictures. We brought the pictures since September 4 our visas still under processing administrative what should I do? It almost the 30th September ? please answer me
September 28, 2018 at 18:47
You can try and contact the embassy – or just wait.
October 11, 2018 at 14:23
All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 6,400 Except: Egypt 4,000
Help explain what the above mean in relation to Nov visa bullintin.