People are asking this several times a day, so I created a quick video about this. Whether you are asking about DV2020 end date of September 30th, 2020, or whether you are concerned about the new lottery with results to be announced in May (DV2021).
Spoiler. The answer is no.
March 22, 2020 at 18:40
how can find for a host if Winn the lottery
March 22, 2020 at 23:47
I don’t know.
January 28, 2021 at 12:54
I have dv lottery visa but can’t travel to USA because of traval ban, what should I do my visa is near to expire
January 28, 2021 at 23:29
Wait for a few days as I think the 10014 ban is about to be removed.
March 22, 2020 at 20:29
Will LPR recive checks from Trump? Or os it only for us citizens?
1200$ because of corona virus
March 22, 2020 at 23:49
I don’t know. I assume it would be all residents, based on recent taxpayer status.
March 23, 2020 at 06:58
It clear that dv 2020 ends on spetmber…but what will happen to the remaining cases if embassies dont open till september 30?
March 23, 2020 at 14:33
Nothing. They just never get processed.
March 23, 2020 at 09:14
sir what about somalia fo dv 2020
March 23, 2020 at 14:35
Somalia is currently banned anyway – but other than that, nothing special for Somalia.
March 26, 2020 at 22:02
Hm… But I applied in October for Dv lottery 2021, that was before the restriction were implemented. If Im not mistaking when I applied, Somalis had to be processed for a waiver if selected. Do you think Somali applicants for Dv lottery 2021 are disqualified? Or will we just not be able to apply again in October för Dv 2022?
March 26, 2020 at 23:15
There was no guarantee that Somalis would get a waiver if selected. Some have and will continue to be disqualified. But anyway – your chance of selection is once every 200 years – so no need to concern yourself until selected.
March 23, 2020 at 10:15
dear mr simon, thank you for your job in this troubled year.
do you think the Ceac data for early April will be updated and refresh?
and with that data can be possible understand where we are positioned ?
for having a better view of the situation of Embassy?
March 23, 2020 at 14:36
The data will be refreshed, and that helps us know how many cases, but that doesn’t help understand when the embassies will reopen, how many they can interview before the year ends etc.
March 23, 2020 at 14:29
according to some of your statement the draw has already been done #favour
March 23, 2020 at 16:39
Hi Brit, do you recommend those of us who are going to introduce Adjustments of status my number 2020SA37xx I am in the USA
March 23, 2020 at 19:41
Possibly, yes. But you cannot adjust status until your case is current. So – take this time to learn about the AOS process.
March 23, 2020 at 21:31
Thank you Mr Brit I’ll be waching
March 23, 2020 at 21:05
1.Will kcc continue to bring out visa bulletin and 2nl in April or they will wait for the embassy’s to open before they schedule interviews.
2.will they schedule those whose interviews are concealed before those who will be scheduled for June.
3.is it advisable to send documents now or to wait for embassies to open before..
4.which month is the last month to send documents for August or September interview.
March 23, 2020 at 23:35
1&2. I don’t know, wait and see.
4. April or perhaps early May
March 23, 2020 at 21:09
I would like to thank you for your amazing work you continuesly have been doing throughout the years.
I am worried if i ever gonna take a interview date. I’ve heard there are delays with the interview dates and this coronavirus and cancelation thing gets me worried. My CN is 26k and i would like to know from an expert like you any opinion regarding my concerns. Thanks Again!
March 23, 2020 at 23:37
You don’t mention the region – so I won’t address it specifically, but right now there is a lot of uncertainty because of COVID-19. Because of that my best advice is “wait and see”. I don’t know any more than you do.
March 24, 2020 at 02:19
My Interview was successful on March 11 but my spouse was on Medical Hold. I was hoping to get the passport soon but recent epidemic has caused the embassy to close in Nepal untill further notice. So,what would happen if the present epidemic situation remain same and my medical crosses 6 month that would mean my probable visa ( CEAC still shows Ready) expires….(This is the situation of 100 others).Thank you
March 24, 2020 at 02:48
A few days ago I posted an article about that. Please look, and read.
March 24, 2020 at 04:41
Thank you BritSimon….I had already read that article but as my Visa was approved but hasn’t been issued (Printed) in my Passport ,so this question was just a If condition lasted beyond September…hope the epidemic situation will be eradicated by few months.
March 24, 2020 at 11:54
Hello Mr. Britsimon some US Embasses are cancelled the routine of immigrant and none immigrant visa appintments please make a video.
March 24, 2020 at 18:05
I did, check recent posts and videos.
March 25, 2020 at 03:59
Hi Birt I just received this email from my embassy The appointment(s) at the Consular Section Yaounde for the following applicant(s) were cancelled.
1,I which to ask will the embassy notified me when a new appointment date is fix??
2. Is these cancellation happening to all embassy?
3,When will all this crises stop?
March 25, 2020 at 13:56
Dv, am in cameroon too but still waiting for 2n, can we share about this situation?
If it’s possible, just make me a WhatsApp msg on 697256072
March 25, 2020 at 18:35
The video above answers these questions.
1. They will give you instructions
3. I don’t know.
March 25, 2020 at 14:09
My documents got approved today so I am ready for an interview (EU239xx). Normally that would take in June, but now of course everything is unclear.
Do you expect that my case will get transferred to the Dutch consulate in April (I will have my interview in Amsterdam) even under these circumstances? Is KCC ready to work from home/on distance if necessary?
I am hoping that as soon as my case gets transferred to the Amsterdam embassy and they are hopefully able to reopen at some point this summer I will get my interview quick since there are not a lot of cases in the Netherlands.
Thank you for letting me know.
March 25, 2020 at 18:45
Obviously everything is uncertain. Cases for March, April and May have been cancelled and will need rescheduling. That will affect capacity, and it remains to be seen when the embassies will reopen and how much volume they can handle. So – wait and see.
March 27, 2020 at 09:35
Thanks! I read that USCIS is trying to change some of the services online. Is that something that embassies might do as well if this is going to take multiple months?
March 27, 2020 at 14:12
It would probably take too long.
March 25, 2020 at 18:53
In your opinion, why Kcc continuing to send confirmation emails ? What this mean? Do they think that embassies will be able to make interviews over 30k?
March 25, 2020 at 19:45
I keep telling people not to read logic or meaning into who gets the document confirmation emails.
March 25, 2020 at 19:53
Only an other question:
do you know what the reopening of the embassies will depend on?
I mean are they waiting that Covid-19 end completely before to reopen embassies?
Because I think this will take a lots of months and in this way everyone will lose opportunity to do interviews.
Or they could reopen even if the virus is still in circulation?
Thanks a lot!
Have a nice day!
March 25, 2020 at 21:55
No I don’t know what parameters will be used to reopen embassies. Remember, they close the embassies based on a central decision, not sporadically based on infections in the various countries. But although we know there are nearly 500k reported infections worldwide, that is nowhere near the real number because of variations in testing methodology, and government reporting/honesty. For instance, Russia reports 658 infections and 3 deaths. Yeah right. Or India reporting 606 infections and 11 deaths (but they ordered a lockdown on 1.3B people).
This is moving too fast to predict, and the government are focused on how they save the most lives, not how they give out the most DV lottery visas.
March 26, 2020 at 11:48
Thank you for your great efforts.
I have all documents ready except for police certificate for a country I lived in more than 6 months. I applied for the certificate but due to the current crisis it didn’t arrive yet and I am not sure how long the flights will be suspended for. So far they announced that no more flights until mid April. I called the consulate of that country and they are not sure when the documents will arrive. My case number is not current yet mine is 2020AS229xx. Do you think I should submit the documents without that police certificate and explain my situation or wait until mid April to receive the certificate and send them together? I am worried that if I delay more than this that I will not be able to get an interview.
March 26, 2020 at 14:50
You could try that, but I don’t see why no flights = no police cert. Use mail.
March 26, 2020 at 15:14
Because the consulate send the paper work and receive it through a representative of the ministry of foreign affairs who deal with work like that e.g. passports, birth certificates , police certificates …etc. and routinely travel back and forth for that purpose. For the police certificate to be issued it is either through the consulate or I should physically go there which unfortunately is possible nowadays. Do you think two weeks wait until mid April would be safe?
March 26, 2020 at 18:41
I don’t know.
Make sure you are following instructions on the reciprocity page about police certs.
March 27, 2020 at 03:12
Hey Simon ,greetings from Philly! Two years ago you helped me with some questions about my case, i just wanna say thank you again! Wish you and your family all the best and Stay safe ! ?
March 27, 2020 at 05:13
Thanks for stopping by!
March 27, 2020 at 11:08
Hello Brit will the lottery close this year or will it continue in the coming months?
March 27, 2020 at 14:17
It will continue if the embassies reopen.
March 27, 2020 at 13:51
How can apply dv now
March 27, 2020 at 14:38
The next entry period is in October.
March 27, 2020 at 21:39
I received the visa but situation is not good at usa my visa expire after 3 minth so what shall i do
March 27, 2020 at 22:36
A quick lok would have revealed this article…
March 28, 2020 at 08:15
be safe Mr.Brit
March 28, 2020 at 08:42
Hi birt I have already done my medical examination but I have not yet collect my results due to the crises.
1=I wish to ask if it will be a problem after the crises stop or I will need to do another examaination?
2=my sponsor sent my affidavit of support and his tax transcript to me 2days back ,I which to ask if it has an expiration date or if he will have to update it and send when I will be rescheduled.???
March 28, 2020 at 17:52
1. That depends how long the crisis lasts.
2. No need to update the form, but you might need updated payslips.
March 28, 2020 at 20:14
Mr BritSimon i’m one ofthe travel ban countries i had another citizenship from another country means i’m dual citizen but the place of birth of my origin citizenship does not match the place of birth of my second citizenship that means i was born two different places.will that bring a problem or disqualification for my case.
March 29, 2020 at 15:16
Probably since it obviously calls into question the authenticity of the documents or your honesty.
March 29, 2020 at 17:05
Thank you very much sir, but i have a concern one of my parents is a citizen for that country of my second citizenship and get through citizenship of decent and they registered me the origin birth place of my parent because they are not recognized birth places outside of their territory so please what kind of advice you will give me sir it will really be helpful.
March 30, 2020 at 00:46
Well that’s my point from earlier. In order to obtain the second passport you have falsely claimed a birthplace in a different country. You could only have been born one time, and in one country – so you have fraudulently obtained the documentation. I cannot help you with that fraud in any way.
March 29, 2020 at 12:00
Anybody received 2NL for those who’s cases became current in March ??
March 29, 2020 at 15:21
March 31, 2020 at 09:37
I have not received it yet
March 31, 2020 at 09:44
Neither I…should have been received by this time or by today tomorrow at least.
Looking into the chaos, I’m very concerned. Still six months to process for DV 2020 and hopes alive.
March 30, 2020 at 11:56
can we think that the DV2021 will be a good one ?
BC we are talking about 55000 winner
March 30, 2020 at 14:40
A good one???
March 31, 2020 at 03:38
Sir, what about for the April Visa Bulletin..has KCC started sending 2NL.
March 31, 2020 at 04:27
The VB will be published by mid April.
2NLs for the March VB went out.
March 31, 2020 at 19:36
Didn’t receive 2NLs yet , hoping that will receive in April ?
April 1, 2020 at 00:16
March 31, 2020 at 19:53
I called KCC today to find out if they were still sending out 2NLs this month. The lady I spoke to said that on the system I had been allocated an interview date, but up to now I have still not received a 2NL or had my status changed from at NVC. I have also checked online, and my 1NL is still in place. She couldn’t tell me why and said I should just wait until things settle down again with COVID-19.
April 1, 2020 at 00:16
March 31, 2020 at 03:37
Do u think Africa stand a better chance in getting more wins from this coming result for 2021??
March 31, 2020 at 04:26
I don’t know. We will have to wait and see.
March 31, 2020 at 05:07
visa bulletin for march current ,kcc didn’t send 2nl in nepal ..what about for the April Visa Bulletin.
April 1, 2020 at 00:54
April 2, 2020 at 03:19
sorry i dint get any answer ,could you please elborate the details..hope you provide me positive response ..thank you
March 31, 2020 at 11:15
I would ask you something.
I’ve been disembark my self and other 300 crew members in emergency on the port of Miami by lifeboat due to the Covid outbreak onboard also the Cruise Ship.
The local authorities check only our passport and escort us directly on the plan to get this charter flight without pass by the airport check in and gate.
Do I need to mention the above as latest American travel history ?
Thank you for your feedback,
April 1, 2020 at 00:48
No. Your entry to USA is known to the embassy.
March 31, 2020 at 13:57
Hi Brit. First of all, Stay safe and Stay home.Brit I wanna ask you whether AS region has got 2nl for the month of may interview or not? All region has got the 2nl but we have not got it. I am from Nepal.
April 1, 2020 at 00:46
Some people probably got 2NLs but all the embassies are closed and cancelling interviews. Patience.
April 1, 2020 at 10:55
Hi Brit, Thank you for all the effort you are doing to help us all in this journey. My interview was scheduled on March 25th (medical done) but due to this health crisis the US embassy postponed all VISA interviews and they are “accepting only pre-approved emergency appointments for all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services” according to their website. Today, I received a termination letter as my company is reducing staff due to the crisis, which means that I have to leave the country I am residing in within one month as I am on a working VISA. Is that strong enough to be considered as emergency case? Shall I write to the US Embassy to consider my case or shall I request to change the interview location (with the risks associated to the transfer)?
April 1, 2020 at 21:37
You can contact the embassy and ask them.
April 2, 2020 at 03:21
Hello sir ,i am from nepal with case num 2020AS132** ,can i get chance to take part in interview untill september 30.
April 2, 2020 at 05:25
I don’t know. Wait and see.
April 3, 2020 at 16:29
Is that true that kcc doesn’t even check the documents now ????
How’s that ,,?
They can do it remotely !!!!!!!! Work from home !!!!!!!
Will it be the April visa bulletin ???
Green card is a law
They can not stop from doing their work !!!
Check the documents and release the visa bulletin ???????
What to do !!!!
My number is so close
I can not agree in my inner self that I will lose my life time chance to change my life with this damn corona sh*****
Please tell me is not true and they’re working and checking the documents at least
And they will release the April bulletin !!!!!!!
April 3, 2020 at 20:12
Im pretty sure they are working, most embassy’s are working still but just for citizen services and emergencies. As soon as this is calms down a bit I’m sure they will reopen for immigration services. At least, that’s what one of the ambassadors said at my local embassy.
April 4, 2020 at 14:05
I have answered your question in a Q&A video – here:
April 12, 2020 at 17:10
Hello can i ask some question about immigration
April 12, 2020 at 22:14
About DV lottery – yes.
April 13, 2020 at 17:19
I would like to thank you for your amazing work you continuesly have been doing throughout the years.
I am worried if i ever gonna take a interview date. I’ve already recieved an email that says my documents are recieved and ok and now im waiting for an interview .I’ve heard there are delays with the interview dates and this coronavirus and cancelation thing gets me worried. Will i and the others get interviews .My CN is 26k and im from Albania and i would like to know from an expert like you any opinion regarding my concerns. Currently Albania has 463 infected patiens and half of them recovered. My question is will i get an interview? Thanks Again!
April 13, 2020 at 18:38
I really don’t know what will happen. We have to wait and see what happens.
April 13, 2020 at 17:33
Hi brit, is there any hope for African region for the 2021 program? I mean the amount of winners.
April 13, 2020 at 18:38
DV2021 will go ahead as planned.
April 16, 2020 at 13:54
I applied for 2021 before being banned, the question is are applicants from Sudan will have their result on May 5th
April 16, 2020 at 17:28
April 18, 2020 at 01:09
thank you for your valuable information in this blog. I have come to US and recieved my Green Card yesterday. I do not have words to thank you for your enormous work for us. meanwhile I have I question about the public charge rule in this pandemic. I mean I have not gotten my Social Security Card and Number because there offices are closed. I hav not started my work yet and as you know I’ve been stuck in this Pandemic. so if I apply to Food stamp and medic-Cal will I be counted as a public charge?. I am just one person ,healthy with higher education and live in CA.
April 18, 2020 at 03:31
Those things could affect your status – but that won’t cause immediate problem. It *might* come up when you go for citizenship, but that is not certain.
April 18, 2020 at 01:20
Jawid hello you are Dv 2020? did you make a change of status?
April 18, 2020 at 02:33
Thank you brits for information. Do you know the status of may visa bulletin?Why kcc still not published?my cn is 121** and from nepal what is the probability to proceed ahead ?
April 18, 2020 at 03:33
April 21, 2020 at 03:00
Breaking News: Trump bans ALL immigration. Effectively, DV2021 is canceled.
There goes my dream of living and working in the US, a country I dreamed of since 1986 when the serial CHiPs was aired in my country.
Joining DV since 2011, never won.
Sad day for me, my childhood dream is crushed. I hope this is not permanent.
April 21, 2020 at 04:19
Breaking news. You are jumping to conclusions.
April 21, 2020 at 04:39
Your source please?
April 22, 2020 at 16:16
I personally believed that Trumps twitter handle is not US official website. The information hasnt been made official.
April 21, 2020 at 07:42
Any idea about this news? it seems that it is real. but, no idea weather this will include DV, Asylum seeker and others? also no idea when it is effective? 2020 mean now on?
Can you please clarify to us because you understand more than us. Well, how Trump suspend DV alone?
April 22, 2020 at 02:34
May 2, 2020 at 09:11
Is there hope for Ghanaian applications 202
May 2, 2020 at 17:45
Too vague to answer.
May 4, 2020 at 15:22
Thanks for providing this valuable blog and your time and expertise in this field. I have a question, if a Somali national wins the DV 2021, will they be disqualified due to the ban? I checked the page about the proclamatons and it doesnt seem to be clear.
I would love your answer to this question.
Thank you for your time .
May 4, 2020 at 21:24
The travel ban 3.0 blocks people from Somalia and several other countries. So unless you have some other citizenship of a non banned country, you probably cannot get approved.
May 5, 2020 at 09:43
Thanks Brit. Good to know this. I believe they should have just stopped allowing people from the banned countries to apply in the first place because to not know whether or not you will get the visa is not good. It will be just a loss of money to show up in an embassy and pay then told I am sorry but your country is banned. Is this scenario possible? Or will we know before approaching any embassy for interview?
Thanks again for your answers and time.
May 5, 2020 at 23:30
The travel ban info has been widely circulated, and the embassies try to inform people, but yes there are still people that show up for interviews, pay their fees and then are surprised to be affected by the ban.
May 15, 2020 at 11:50
Greetings. I write from Cameroon. For the DV2021, the resqueted a passport during inscription. Now I wish to know why did they take that decision? Does it mean everyone with the passport will be systematically selected?
May 15, 2020 at 13:36
They did that to reduce fraud. People that don’t follow the instructions will be disqualified.
June 24, 2020 at 10:00
With the new suspension from trump until december, does this mean all dv2020 that are waiting for an interview date will no longer have it?
June 24, 2020 at 19:24
Yes. THat is why some lawyers are trying to fight the ban.
June 24, 2020 at 15:15
Does the new proclamation by US president on Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market pose a threat on DV 2021? Will interviews never be made?
June 24, 2020 at 19:54
At this time the ban will end at the end of 2020, but it could be extended
July 22, 2020 at 17:19
so you mean that the DV2020 winner have lost the chance to get a visa?
July 22, 2020 at 17:47
Who are you talking to? To what comment??