NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS): 5
and the CARIBBEAN: 500
The “December” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case numbers that are current for January 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
December 18, 2017 at 02:23
Please tell me the truth and I need your answer. Region Asia from VB des to VB Jan number current is 3400-4050. It mean all number from 3401 to 4050 will recieve NL2 this month or they will send random.
Thank so much for your support Brit.
December 18, 2017 at 06:43
It means any case under 4050 can receive an interview IF the DS260 is processed.
December 18, 2017 at 07:37
Ok..thank you brit for your answer. I am very appriciate
December 22, 2017 at 05:52
Dear Mr. Brit…our PD included on the January visa bulletin. ..can you tel when we get interview call. ?
December 22, 2017 at 06:23
I only answer DV lottery questions.
January 2, 2018 at 17:38
god bless for u ,doughter and wife simon…i read always your notifications always and it is very nice and supporting idea…
i have one question
1. since i am so eager to know
when an interview of dv2018 with case num AF22300 (ETHIOPIA) will held ,either April or may,
January 2, 2018 at 22:05
I don’t know yet. Be patient.
January 22, 2018 at 03:48
wondering whats happening to my case # SUV20157XXXX
January 22, 2018 at 04:07
I have no idea. I only deal with DV cases. Don’t put your case number out there in public.
June 2, 2018 at 13:52
Thanks for how your help, pls its been almost a month since my number bacame current but I havent receive IL
June 2, 2018 at 14:56
Yes – many others report the same problem.
June 4, 2018 at 12:57
Ok Sir, so what can be the reason for the delay and what do u suggest I do.thanks
June 4, 2018 at 14:20
I don’t know the reason. I suggest you contact KCC.
June 5, 2018 at 06:01
OK, thank u sir
June 5, 2018 at 13:54
If the visa validity period of July, 8.2018. Would it matter if the entry to the United States July 3, 2018
June 5, 2018 at 14:20
As long as July 3 is before July 8 – the answer is obvious.
June 5, 2018 at 17:16
I mean whether it will be a problem when in POE because the remaining 5 days from the date of expiry of medical checkup
June 5, 2018 at 17:42