The new VB was released – very late, but it doesn’t really affect anything. As we know, there will not be interviews scheduled as embassies for November, although people on adjustment of status in the USA can use these numbers.
So – no big surprises.
|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||5,100||Except: Egypt 3,300|
|ASIA||2,800||Except: Iran 1,300|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||3|
and the CARIBBEAN
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means. Some countries have been called out as “exceptions” meaning that selectees chargeable to those two countries (regardless of where they will interview) are subject to a lower VB number for the month than the rest of the region. This is done to slow down processing for countries with a high number of selectees to spread out the workload over a longer time. Please read this linked article on how to read the visa bulletin.