June VB released (covering July interviews) - No change on the numbers.

Xarthisius

Well-Known Member
#4
Embassies were closed from 20 March ..presumably these few were ones that had been interviewed/approved previously and were awaiting AP docs? (and made it to issuance before the EO)
That's my bet too. There were ~1.5k GC issued in all categories. For comparison, in 04/2019 it was 38k.
 

Aidyn

Well-Known Member
#12
Actually - that would be a problem. My guess is that these two were re-issued/extended.
Sorry, you are right. I wasnt thinking of the ban, just people getting upset that visas were issued without interviews being scheduled due to Covid lockdown!! But looks like Xarthisius has cleared it all up, they were derivatives :cool:
 

Britsimon

Super Moderator
#15
There are never any plans at this point. That doesn't mean anything - even if we assumed that the person answering twitter questions was a decision maker level staff member (unlikely).

However, we can apply a little common sense.

A second draw happens when DoS sees initial response from the 1st batch and uses selectee numbers to guess there are going to be more selectees needed. They didn't have second draws in the over selected years for instance.

  1. So at the moment we don't know how many selectees we have, but based on the case numbers we are hearing, there is a reasonable expectation that the number of selectees is higher than we have recently seen.
  2. The ban will mean we will probably lose time. for DV2021 case interviews.
So - given those two factors, I think a second draw is less likely than likely - but we will be able to make a better guess when we know the selectee counts.
 
#16
There are never any plans at this point. That doesn't mean anything - even if we assumed that the person answering twitter questions was a decision maker level staff member (unlikely).

However, we can apply a little common sense.

A second draw happens when DoS sees initial response from the 1st batch and uses selectee numbers to guess there are going to be more selectees needed. They didn't have second draws in the over selected years for instance.

  1. So at the moment we don't know how many selectees we have, but based on the case numbers we are hearing, there is a reasonable expectation that the number of selectees is higher than we have recently seen.
  2. The ban will mean we will probably lose time. for DV2021 case interviews.
So - given those two factors, I think a second draw is less likely than likely - but we will be able to make a better guess when we know the selectee counts.

Thanks a lot for answering this query.
 
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