DV 2020 Oceania Selectees

#21
Hi everyone, congrats to all the other OC selectees!

I'm a little nervous as I am a 13XX selectee for the DV2020. It looks as though I have pretty good odds as most recent VB's have maxed at 14XX or current. Should I be concerned?
 
#22
Brit posted a link to his VB numbers which has all this information but I also want to point out that what you have posted here isn't entirely correct. You have overlooked the years that became current - meaning all selectees were able to be interviewed, 2017 was one of those years.
Omg I thought current meant they weren't interviewing anymore people, that they had enough already, so that's great!
 
#23
Yes, please make sure you read the instructions on the website linked from your selection letter about adding derivatives acquired after entry. Bear in mind the embassy is likely to be suspicious of “green card marriages” after selection so be sure to take evidence that the relationship/marriage is genuine when you go to interview.
Reason why I asked such question coz am currently out of my country of origin and may return by end of August. Till then I can't get married to my girl who is in my birth country. But I reckon I got to submit DS260 asap before i end up losing my spot in the que right. My CN is 1XX
 

SusieQQQ

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#24
Reason why I asked such question coz am currently out of my country of origin and may return by end of August. Till then I can't get married to my girl who is in my birth country. But I reckon I got to submit DS260 asap before i end up losing my spot in the que right. My CN is 1XX
Whoa, hold your horses. If you submit your DS260 before marriage, you will have to "unlock" and "reopen" it to add your new wife, and that becomes really hard to do if your interview has already been scheduled - which could well have happened by the end of August with such a low number (interviews are usually scheduled 6-8 weeks in advance). It may be better to wait to submit when you can add her. You won't "lose" your place in the queue, you will just be scheduled in the next available month after you have submitted and had everything processed. A delay for that might be risky for someone with a high number, but for you not a big deal if you end up interviewing in November or December rather than October.
 
#25
Whoa, hold your horses. If you submit your DS260 before marriage, you will have to "unlock" and "reopen" it to add your new wife, and that becomes really hard to do if your interview has already been scheduled - which could well have happened by the end of August with such a low number (interviews are usually scheduled 6-8 weeks in advance). It may be better to wait to submit when you can add her. You won't "lose" your place in the queue, you will just be scheduled in the next available month after you have submitted and had everything processed. A delay for that might be risky for someone with a high number, but for you not a big deal if you end up interviewing in November or December rather than October.
Thanks friend. Great help indeed. Appreciate
 
#26
Hello - my CN is 17XX so very high. Seems unlikely I'll get an interview. Is someone able to confirm what it means when the VB has the threshold number as CURRENT? Does it mean all case numbers are eligible?

Thanks!
 

Mijoro

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#27
Hello - my CN is 17XX so very high. Seems unlikely I'll get an interview. Is someone able to confirm what it means when the VB has the threshold number as CURRENT? Does it mean all case numbers are eligible?

Thanks!
It is pretty high I’m sure once we see the final figures for cn’s issued for OC it will give you a clearer idea. Good luck though.
 

Mijoro

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#28
Reason why I asked such question coz am currently out of my country of origin and may return by end of August. Till then I can't get married to my girl who is in my birth country. But I reckon I got to submit DS260 asap before i end up losing my spot in the que right. My CN is 1XX
Bula Raj

Are you intending on getting interviewed in Fiji or are you looking at doing your interview in the country you are currently in?
 

Aidyn

Active Member
#29
Hello - my CN is 17XX so very high. Seems unlikely I'll get an interview. Is someone able to confirm what it means when the VB has the threshold number as CURRENT? Does it mean all case numbers are eligible?

Thanks!
Current means all CNs are eligible for interview
 
#30
Bula Raj

Are you intending on getting interviewed in Fiji or are you looking at doing your interview in the country you are currently in?
Thanks friend for your response. I will have to return to my country of origin because my Visa for here will expire before the scheduled date. Unless there is any option
 
#31
Hey guys, I'm new here, been selected with 2020OC000018XX.

I think that means my odds are very low, right? As in, as far as I can tell from the visa bulletin data, no one's been picked with a number like that (right?)

I'm a little upset because I was very excited to be selected, and then a week later learnt it seems really really unlikely that it'll work out. Or am I understanding things incorrectly? Also, I've seen that guy BritSimonSays say that this year he's seeing a lot of high numbers from all regions. Is that true and what does it mean?

It is pretty high I’m sure once we see the final figures for cn’s issued for OC it will give you a clearer idea. Good luck though.
Also regarding what Mijoro said, which figures will give us a clearer idea? The first VB for 2020? (will that be in October?)

Thanks
 
#34
Be sure to read the link that BritSimon posted above. It will give you a clearer overview on what’s going on.
Ah I gotcha. I did read that, but it was the first thing I read on that site, and I don't know if everyone realises who hasn't been around this for a while, but a lot of these posts are full of unexplained jargon, so I didn't understand the relevant part which - you're right - answered my question.

For others seeing this, the number to wait for is how many people got selected for DV-2020. If it's more than usual, then way too many people have been selected and it's likely that lots of them won't get a visa. If it isn't, then there's been some change in the selection process and it's possible that it doesn't mean that getting a visa is unlikely.

The number should be available in one of the first 3 visa bulletins, which comes out monthly.
 
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