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March 2018 Visa Bulletin

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Britsimon, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
    Those Listed Separately

    AFRICA 21,100 Except:
    Egypt: 14,500
    Ethiopia: 20,100
    ASIA 5,300 Except:
    Nepal: 4,550
    EUROPE 15,950
    OCEANIA 875
    and the CARIBBEAN 925
  2. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    AFRICA: 21,100
    Egypt: 14,500
    Ethiopia: 20,100

    ASIA: 5,300
    Nepal: 4,550

    EUROPE: 15,950


    OCEANIA: 875

    and the CARIBBEAN: 925
  3. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    I think I beat you to it, but yours is neater - so I will delete/lock my thread.

    I think they made you wait an extra month - right?
  4. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Too late - already merged :p
  5. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    Nope, I'm current :)
  6. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Crikey - you moved fast!
  7. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Oh cool - you are now one of Mom's children. Get your I-485 in!
  8. Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez Member

    High five :p
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  9. Ben-London

    Ben-London New Member

    Thanks for posting it! EU is lower than expected... I am so not patient lol
    Our case number is EU292XX, I am the secondary applicant, not the main one.

    I discussed it a few days a go but just to make sure, if anyone has some spare time to advise me: I have now stopped my job (still me, the secondary applicant, not the main one) due to the company being shut down. I am not too sure what to do, I may work a bit temporary and try some freelance as I have a bigger, longer term project to set up a business (probably in the US is all goes well with our visa process!); that means my information on the DS 260 is not up to date anymore as I do not work there anymore: is it mandatory to re-open the case? I do not specifically want to delay it and that is the only information that is not up to date so do you think it is worth taking the risk to delay our processing (in case the EU region goes current for example!)? Could this be something (as a secondary applicant) that could jeopardise our whole visa process? Many thanks in advance for your advice!
  10. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    That change is not mandatory, but if you did make the change it would not cause ANY delay.
  11. Ben-London

    Ben-London New Member

    Oh Ok! I thought there was some king of processing delay - like 3/4 months they take to process the case before you can actually get interviewed, whether your number is current or not.
  12. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

  13. Ben-London

    Ben-London New Member

    Great, thanks for your help! Will see if there is a point to update if something very clear prompts job side otherwise I'll just probably explain during the interview this in-between phase, only if they ask though :)
  14. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    As a derivative they won't ask. And anyway - they don't really care about your job in the UK as you will be moving to the USA soon!
  15. Ben-London

    Ben-London New Member

    That is good to know - I was a bit worried that could jeopardise the whole thing.
  16. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    @Xarthisius @Britsimon SA is 925? They are moving so fast its amazing.
  17. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Why is that amazing? It's just about the same or a little less than every other year for the last 12 years.
  18. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing that out Brit. I was not really aware of that fact and I was under the impression that cases were moving faster for this region.

    Its always good to have your years of expertise in the forum.
  19. sturmkrahe12

    sturmkrahe12 New Member

    Hi! Same here. Our number is EU32XXX and I am also the secondary applicant. Great stress to see these numbers go so slow.
  20. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Active Member

    Monthly visa issuances for 01/2018 have been released. 3556 visas were issued this month, and 12452 in total.

    AF 1297
    AS 389
    EU 1725
    NA 0
    OC 59
    SA 86

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

    Side note: Do you remember that one selectee from North Korea affected by the travel ban? Good news, I guess they had more than one nationality, cause they were issued GC in January :)
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