February 2018 Visa Bulletin

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Xarthisius, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    AFRICA: 17,700
    Egypt: 12,400
    Ethiopia: 16,600

    ASIA: 4,400
    Nepal: 3,875

    EUROPE: 13,800


    OCEANIA: 800

    and the CARIBBEAN: 800
  2. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    EU shows a small increase in pace as I expected, but I was kinda hoping for 14000.
  3. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    You and me both... - person with 2018EU139xx
  4. Kojo E

    Kojo E Active Member

    Looks like the “holes” are beginning to show in AF region huh Brit?
  5. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

  6. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

  7. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Hi @Xarthisius

    The number for SA are normal at this moment? It seems like they are moving quick on this region or i could be wrong.
  8. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    It was good progress this month on OC and SA. I do think there is a general "push" on for Venezuelan selectees.

    The people of Venezuela are suffering under a president who is an unwise, unprepared con man (similar to the USA at the moment, but without the controls we have in place), and life must be very hard for people there.

    If we look at quotas for DV2017, and look at results, it is clear that unused quota from other regions was moved to SA region - and within that region Venezuela got a HUGE bump in approved cases. If we translate that into human terms, I suspect that COs are rubber stamping applications through without being too picky about the details. It's the humane thing to do.

    If that assumption is right, and they want to have a chance to do that again in DV2018, they will want to get SA to the higher numbers as soon as possible. However, it is less likely that there will be much unused visas, unless it comes from AS region.

    Xarthisius pinged me about noticing a relatively high rate of refusal for Iranians (perhaps for the travel ban). If that were the case, AS region would need to be moved through the VB progress faster in order to "reveal" unused visas.
  9. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    If that is true about Venezuela then it’s quite heartening to see. (And as you point out makes us happy for a decent constitution and court system.) It’s kind of sad that on the flip side the president tweets his support for “the Iranian people”, but won’t give them visas....

    I know you’ve got this somewhere but forgive me some laziness :oops:, what kind of numbers do you think start getting unsafe for AF? (Non limited countries)
  10. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    I don't know, I'm too new to this game. However, if you look at the charts for OC and SA or Sydney and Caracas embassies respectively they're indistinguishable. Similar number of selectees, similar pace.
  11. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    I agree in terms of suffering and in Panama we have hosted over 1,000,000 persons form Venezuela and Colombia combined due to the high numbers of migrants searching for better opportunities and a new life in my country. I would love to see someone expose how the DV Lottery is helping many people from Venezuela to escape their crisis, instead of focusing on one guy that was radicalize in the U.S.

    I´m glad to see this bump on SA and this probably opens the door a little for those with high case numbers, still early to say.
  12. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    45 - 47.
  13. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

  14. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    Monthly visa issuances for 12/2017 have been released. 2915 visas were issued this month, and 8896 in total.

    AF 1118
    AS 406
    EU 1248
    NA 1
    OC 51
    SA 91

    Updated charts are available at https://dvcharts.xarthisius.xyz/

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