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April 2018 Visa Bulletin

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Nick78, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Nick78

    Nick78 New Member

    AFRICA: 24,800
    Except:
    Egypt: 16,400
    Ethiopia: 23,600

    ASIA: 6,425
    Except:
    Nepal: 5,300

    EUROPE: 18,050

    NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS): 14

    OCEANIA: 1,025

    SOUTH AMERICA,
    and the CARIBBEAN: 1,100
     
  2. MaxineEU

    MaxineEU New Member

    EU is moving so slow. My case number is around 27k... I’m starting to get nervous. Is there still hope? I saw the estimates that were posted a while ago but it seems like the numbers are still not increasing any faster.
     
  3. DanE1978

    DanE1978 Member

    Did you get this from the regular address? The State Department website seems to have crashed (?)
     
  4. Nick78

    Nick78 New Member

    Yes I got it form the State Department website

    travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-for-april-2018.html
     
  5. Lezraf

    Lezraf Member

    @Britsimon thank you for your article on your blog. What do you consider as high EU CN ?
     
  6. Ben-London

    Ben-London New Member

    Thanks for posting this - wow this is low for the EU region. Not too sure what to think, being EU292XX, though I still have my fingers crossed for August/September but I hope I am being reasonable? :/
     
  7. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    I don't think any case under 30,000 has to be concerned - but in past analysis I have mentioned that the danger zone for EU seems to be starting about 33XXX, but I really thought we might see 36. . Due to the last 2 VBs (where a low number of interviews have been scheduled), I really doubt we will see 35 or 36 - so now I am hoping to see 34XXX - but even that seems optimistic.

    I'll be posting an explanation on my blog as soon as I can.
     
  8. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    For all regions, not just EU?
     
  9. Gaelle

    Gaelle New Member

    Hi Mom!
    My number will be current in May ( CP case).
    Do I have to schedule my interview or will I be given a date for my interview by my Consular Office ?
    Moreover, how long does it take to get the 2nd notification letter ( if I get one under consular processing) ?

    Sorry for my ignorance and thank you for your answer :)
     
  10. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    AS is really difficult to know what will happen - such a large percentage of the selectees are affected by the ban. But - we don't know the ban will stay in force, and even if it does, we don't know how KCC will reallocate the unused visas.

    AF is progressing reasonably well - again there are ban impacts - but not such a great percentage as AS.

    OC and SA are going according to expectation.
     
  11. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator


    KCC schedule the interviews and send out the 2NLs (interview notification).
     
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  12. Gaelle

    Gaelle New Member

    Thank you!!
     
  13. just_a_tech

    just_a_tech New Member

    @Britsimon Hope you are doing well, quick question I would appreciate your answer. I have filled out DS-260 almost 2 months ago, but my CN isn't current yet and it's going to be CP. Do I receive notification or have any way to learn if my DS-260 has been processed? Or should I just wait 2NL?

    Thanks
     
  14. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Just wait for the 2NL
     
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  15. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    No status update gets sent regarding the DS260. When your CN becomes current (and KCC is done processing your DS260), you’ll receive an email notification of your scheduled interview.
     
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  16. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    SNAP! Beat me to it
     
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  17. Maria Ortiz

    Maria Ortiz New Member

    Hey guys!...i have a question i have the num 10xx in SA and i see then munber for this region being 1100 and i havent received anything...is this like this or im wrong??...
    Thanks in advance...
     
  18. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    It's normal. You won't get your 2NL for about 2 weeks.
     
  19. DanE1978

    DanE1978 Member

    @Xarthisius
    I noticed you added a summary table to the website - nice feature!
    But for some reason I have a discrepancy between the table and the excel sheets you publish, and was wondering which one was off. For Asia, 3/20 for instance is:
    Issued: 2282 AP: 635 Ready: 2282 Refused: 934 (excel)
    Issued: 2282 AP: 765 Ready: 1850 Refused:1248 (table)

    Does the table incorporate additional sources? Or is it an error on my end?
    Thanks!
     
  20. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    No, it's using the same data. I'm just more careful when assigning status. It's not a trivial sum column operation.
    Issues count is probably lower than it should be, because my algorithm was slightly overestimating it. I haven't figured out the reason yet.
     

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