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Possible early announcement of September VB numbers

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Britsimon, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. MonFD

    MonFD Member

    Yes I am up to date, thanks! I just choose to be more cautious. I do hope the bill wont get voted on before Oct 1 or it wont pass the votes(I am a DV-2018 winner) but none of us can predict the future. I don't think anyone has a list of the 100 senators with their opinion on this bill so lets just be patient. That's all I am saying. A lot of people are reading these forums so lets not give them the impression that DC-2018 it's a done deal yet.
     
  2. Magnum 7

    Magnum 7 New Member

    Thanks for your explanation, and how do you think the bucket will be filled for South America taking into account that there where a double of selectees this year, im in the 1600 range, Thanks in advance
     
  3. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest you brush up on what has to happen before a bill can even be voted on, and then go back and re-read those posts in light of that knowledge. You might also want to look up about "recess".

    You shouldn't disguise lack of knowledge as caution.
     
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  4. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Having more water than can fit into the 10 gallon bucket just means some water will get spilled. There is no need for the massive increase in selectees this year for SA . High numbers are at risk. Your number is at the beginning of the risky zone - so "wait and see" is all I can say.
     
  5. MonFD

    MonFD Member

    I know about the recess of course! Not sure why you assume I don't know?! Last time I raised the issue about the bill, I was told to stop fearmongering and here we are talking about the bill again, aren't we? So just let me be cautious and wait patiently to see what happens in September. DV-2018 is not a done deal yet. In my opinion I think it may reach voting but I also think it wont pass but we cant be certain yet. Lets not give a false sense of certainty here when we don't know the future yet.Thanks!
     
  6. MonFD

    MonFD Member

    I really hope you are correct!
     
  7. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    But we DO know it CANNOT effect DV2018. Really.
     
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  8. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    We are 'talking' about it again because YOU brought it up again :rolleyes:
    Who's the co-sponsor of the bill?
    I repeat: do you understand the legislative process? Recess is just an added delay.
    But sure, go ahead and be "cautious" and "patient", but do you think you can do that without going round in circles about things that have already been demonstrated?
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
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  9. FromEverest2018

    FromEverest2018 New Member

    Wow just seeing the time and effort you guys are putting answer the questions, and the tolerance level you have.... Hats off !!!

    Sorry to interrupt but couldn't resist posting this. I really really appreciate you guys. SusieQQQ, Brit, Mom and all...

    Thank you so much _/\_
     
  10. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    The VB is now released with these exact numbers.
     
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  11. FromEverest2018

    FromEverest2018 New Member

    Didn't doubt you :) i was prepared for this.
    I also believe as you said this wont affect total number visas. They might just be processing it in equal chunks.
     
  12. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Yeah - it's easy enough to understand. The 10 gallon bucket explanation explains everything. :)
     
  13. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    I spoke with KCC and they confirmed my prioritization guess was right. They have changed something this year to reduce backlogs, so if someone submitted AF60XXX on May 5th, they would not have started processing that yet - since there is no point to do that this early.

    This is good to know and very smart on their part (well done KCC!). It means that a high case number has more time to make corrections before processing has even started - which is good because life continues as people are waiting to get current - and their processing will be on more accurate, up to date, forms.
     
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  14. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Member

    Is there a chance it's a part of a bigger "overhaul"? I think nobody would be offended if e.g. the time between Bio date and Interview date for AoSers would be predictable too...
     
  15. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    No - this has nothing to do with AOS. Different process, different organization.
     

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