Without any announcement the Visa Bulletin url has changed.
The new address is:
December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017 at 14:45
How to check my case online or u can say visa process online
December 4, 2017 at 14:47
I was looking for the bulletin site like crazy, then I said Simon should know and there it is! Thanks for everything!!!
December 4, 2017 at 16:04
Thanks Simon for the update.
December 4, 2017 at 16:08
I had my interview last Wednesday but when i am checking my visa status they say invalid case number
December 4, 2017 at 17:04
CEAC data is not loaded yet, so you cannot check. Patience.
December 4, 2017 at 17:06
December 5, 2017 at 14:48
I had my interview last Wednesday and they said my visa is approved.
Today they called me to ask about any kind of bona fide i told me i will see which but I couldn’t (I don’t have )
i am a Syrian pharmacist living in Saudi Arabia
I don’t know if they can refuse my visa after saying it’s approved.
What should i do
December 13, 2017 at 14:20
I have the same situation as your please contact me at [email protected]
so we discuss how you finish
December 4, 2017 at 16:17
Dear Brit I really like to be clear on the new visa bulletin because am lost pls don’t get mad at me how do I check to know of my case number has been scheduled or not so one can start preparing financially first waiting …..
December 4, 2017 at 17:03
December 4, 2017 at 17:39
Hi Brit I want to know why is it that after your interview they can schedule you to collect your passport in few days?
December 4, 2017 at 17:50
It takes a few days to print the visa.
December 4, 2017 at 19:08
Brit i need your help please…i have the interview appointment on 4 jannuary.My sponsor (lives in Philadelphia) that i wrote on the Ds260 broke her hand unfortunately two months ago and will be at home till december 15 because of this disability.She don’t meet the income requirements anymore to fill the form I-134.I found another sponsor that lives in Boston.
1.Being sponsors from two different states may cause any problem and disqualify me?
2.If NO ,should i take with me to the embassy only the form i-134 (Boston), or even the form from Philadelfia too?
3.Can i mantein the adress in Philadelphia to receive green card and other documents?
4.Do i have to email the embassy and notify them about my sponsor’s disability?
I really need your precious advices please 🙁
December 4, 2017 at 19:46
2. It’s always better to have more documents.
December 14, 2017 at 13:26
Brit one more question please..i’m filling the form for the medical exam appointment.In the form is required the INTENDED US ADDRESS. Should i write on it the address where i intend to live in Philadelphia, or the address of the new sponsor (Boston) ?
December 14, 2017 at 14:15
Whatever is a place where you can safely receive your SSN and Green Card.
December 4, 2017 at 19:50
Thank you a lot!! God bless you Brit! You’re an angel 🙂
December 4, 2017 at 20:24
Hi Simon, i’d like to ask you if I’ve to renew my passport because it’ll expire in November 2018, my case number is 46000, I’ve sent my ds260 in May 2017, I’m confused because I read that the validity of passeport should be at least 6months before departure, if I renew it, do I have to reopen the ds260.
Thanks a lot for your help.
December 4, 2017 at 20:29
Yes you should renew it. Once you do that you can update your DS260 OR just take the old and new passports to the interview.
December 4, 2017 at 21:18
Thanks a lot Simon. God bless you, so I don’t want to update ds260 because of the time it will take to have a interview, so I’ll take the old and the new to the interview like you said. Thanks. Good night
December 5, 2017 at 08:26
My interview was 3 week before and. Ow when I am checking my visa state online, it says no data return to this search
December 5, 2017 at 14:51
CEAC does not have data yet.
December 11, 2017 at 09:11
Did they keep your passport at the embassy my brother was interviewed on December 3 they they kept his passport at the US embassy at kabul
December 11, 2017 at 15:00
Yah passport with 2 pictures
December 5, 2017 at 09:53
Helo simon travel ban affects people from six majority muslim countries so are there exceptions bona fide allowed
Not at this moment – no.
December 5, 2017 at 11:38
Great job you are doing here, and thanks a million. It hardly for a day to pass by without going through your questions and answers session and your articles which help a lot. Above all I want to be grateful to God for taking me through my visa interview which took place three weeks back. Though not having the visa yet, I am hopeful that God who has started it will surely complete it.
My case status is that I am placed on AP which is as a result of feeling and submitting the DS-5535 FORM (ADDITIONAL SECURITY VETTING). This policy that was implemented by the Trump Administration sometime last year is having a devastating effect on the issuance of visa, hence, slowing down the immigration process. However, for some us that are going through this, we should just trust God and keep on waiting for the good news.
Is there anyone that went through this and got there visa already? Please share your experience.
My case is 2018AF30xx
Again I am grateful to God and the work of Brit.
December 5, 2017 at 14:50
There are plenty of people with approved visas already – nearly 1000 AF visas in October alone. Yes the increased security has slowed down some cases, but that form was introduced before Trump.
December 13, 2017 at 14:51
My case is also in administrative process
They told me wait it will take month or more and now when I am checking visa state they say Invalid case number
December 13, 2017 at 14:57
NO DV2018 cases are loaded in CEAC yet – so they cannot be checked.
December 5, 2017 at 12:06
Hi britsimon,am a Dv 2018, my interview was on 21 Nov 2017. When I attended was told to reschedule since wasn’t able to do medical for my one month daughter because the time was limited. My question is when I try to schedule appointment the calendar is still locked. What should I do?
December 5, 2017 at 14:46
Keep trying to schedule the appointment. Contact by phone or in person if needed.
December 5, 2017 at 13:39
Thanks very much for the information
December 5, 2017 at 19:38
Inshallah u will get it
December 5, 2017 at 19:40
I m also a winner residing in Saudi Arabia… wanted to know what questions do they ask in Riyadh embassy…
December 5, 2017 at 22:59
I have 3 last names and one of them is missing on my 2nl. Is that a problem?
December 5, 2017 at 23:35
That means it was missing from your original entry. However, that is not a problem as long as you correctly completed the DS260 with your accurate name.
December 7, 2017 at 15:00
I would like to know how to correct the DS260 information, Knowing that case number2018AF00028xxx
December 7, 2017 at 15:03
Read my FAQ about how to unlock your DS260.
December 7, 2017 at 23:17
My Case number: 2018AS11xxx
My child passport will expired on Aug 2018 and I have a chance to renew it now.
My DS260 form is ready to submit but I’m thinking to renew my child passport first to use the new passport number in DS260 then I submit it. “This can happened on January”.
Am I right or better to hurry now in december and submit the DS260 before renewing my child passport?
Your advice always apprecited!
December 7, 2017 at 23:32
You have no need to hurry. It will be a long time before your case is current – and there is some risk that it will not be current as your number is quite high.
December 8, 2017 at 10:03
Hello Brit..Thanks for the wonderful work and for this wonderful site..I am 2018 dv winner…I had initially not put the mother of my child because by the time I entered the draw, she had a pending contract in the UAE but entered our 7yr son..when the contract ended, she came back and we got married in September..I added her on my case and she renewed her contract and went back to the UAE for work promising me to come back when we are scheduled..Am now facing a trying moment because she is saying that she has got another man at work and not ready to travel with me to the USA but only allowing me to travel with our son if I want..
Please advise me brit because after spending a lot on our marriage and now she is added on my case.. my case is 2018AF20XXX and hopefully about to be scheduled..
1.. what can I do because she is already under my case and has got another man and frankly told me is not travelling with me to the USA..remember I have already submitted the 260 forms..
will be gratefully for your detailed support on what I will tell the embassy or just in case if there is anything I can do before scheduled..
2..I come from Africa a country called Uganda..according to my case number, what are my chances of being visa interview?
December 8, 2017 at 15:30
1. You cannot remove her, but get a signed statement that you can take the child.
December 8, 2017 at 10:31
This is sad
December 9, 2017 at 01:28
How long usually does it take to get passport with issued visa after the interview?
I’m in a EU section if it has any privilege lol..
December 9, 2017 at 05:23
1 to 2 weeks
December 10, 2017 at 05:55
Hello Brit, greetings to u and the wonderful work u do for us.. Am so sorry to come back but jus to remind you, I am the person with whom add added my wife after getting married.. This wife is working in the UAE but now saying is not travelling with me because she has got another man in the UAE .. She says I should go with our 7yr old son if I want to..You advised me Sir that I should get a signed statement if I want to take the child..
1..From where do u think am supposed to get this signed statement ?
2.. how should this statement you are talking about be like..
Am so sorry Mr.. Brit but in this world, we may not know so many things..
Thanks so much and be blessed forever
December 10, 2017 at 15:45
You need something from your wife or a court to say you have full custody of your child. What that is like in your country – I don’t know.
December 11, 2017 at 06:14
still waiting for the 2nl
December 11, 2017 at 13:32
When the CEAC data is available on Jan 2018, it is going to be possible to learn what the maximum case numbers are per region?
December 11, 2017 at 15:02
Yes, and we will have a far better understanding of the process this year.
December 11, 2017 at 13:36
I know this is not the first time I am asking u this,
It is about one month that their is nothings about my visa while I am checking online it says wrong case number,
Because here is lots of gosep and people says it is rejected or so on
Can u plz tell me what should I do, wait or go to Embassy and they also noy replying my emails
December 11, 2017 at 15:03
You have to wait. Patience.
December 12, 2017 at 14:18
I complete My case NO.2018AF00028***on Nov.2017 Does this delay have a negative impact on scheduling my interviews ?
December 12, 2017 at 14:58
December 12, 2017 at 17:47
Please Brit.Is there a way I can access my 2NL Via the site i filled my online DS-260 form??Please i need your help.I cant find my entrants confirmation number I’m left with jxt my case number.I am a DV-2018 winner with case number 2018AF17***
December 12, 2017 at 18:11
You won’t have a 2NL yet because your number is not current.
Once 2NLs are sent they replace your selected letter.
December 12, 2017 at 19:36
I mean when the 2NL is sent, will I be able to access it anyway other than entrant status check coz i can’t find my entrant confirmation number right now.I only have my case number with me.Plss I need your help!
December 13, 2017 at 00:09
If you LOOK at the entrant status check page there is a link for people that forgot their confirmation number. There is no other way.
December 12, 2017 at 20:56
The DS260 has a confirmation page. You can login using your casenumner, reprint the PDF or even email it to your email for safe-keeping right from the very place. Doing so you’ll can also help you relax because you will be sure kcc emails won’t get stuck in your spamfilter.
December 13, 2017 at 17:34
Hi dear Brit.
What does it mean?:
December 13, 2017 at 18:03
Trump blowing hot air with no idea of how to do his job. That’s all.
December 13, 2017 at 21:01
Mr Brit Why is it that this month bulletin has kept long? or because of Trump’s decision to end the lottery?
December 13, 2017 at 22:36
Every month the VB is published before the 15th. That is the schedule. This month is no different.
January 11, 2018 at 18:39
The bulletin this January still has not been released and in every previous year it was released around the 9th (or earlier). I am patient- just find it interesting that it is much slower to release in 2018. I know you have no control or insight into this but thought I would share my observation 🙂
January 11, 2018 at 18:48
Your observation is incorrect. It is NOT always released around the 9th. This year is no different to the pattern in other years, and as usual the VB will be released by the target date – which is the 15th (the same target date for YEARS).
January 11, 2018 at 22:13
I’m quite possibly wrong. I based this on the “publication date” at the end of each page when going into each visa bulletin link for the corresponding previous Januarys. I subsequently looked at December and it said it was published on the 11th but I only saw it on the 15th- so the publication date must be before public dissemination…
January 12, 2018 at 00:02
Yes – plus if you go by the publication date you can also see months “published” on the 11th, 12th and possibly later.
January 12, 2018 at 00:25
VB will be out tomorrow for sure as days after follow weekend and monday is a holiday in US for Martin Luther King”s b-day.. so patience is all we need
January 16, 2018 at 15:14
This month it appears especially late. Watching closely… thought it might be out today. I guess I will have to hang onto my seat- unless it comes through later today….
January 16, 2018 at 16:37
January 16, 2018 at 18:57
Finally, it is out. 30 more sleeps until the next one (hopefully it is early!)
January 16, 2018 at 19:30
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