Visa Bulletin for the DV-Lottery.
Each month the Visa bulletin is published by the U.S State Department for the benefit of the American visa applicants from all over the world. In this visa bulletin there is a section available for the selected winners of the American diversity visa lottery program.
It is useful for the DV-Lottery winners staying in the U.S.A and those selected applicants staying out side of the USA. In this American visa bulletin they can find out which case numbers are going to be current in the coming months. If you are a winner and your case number becomes current in these months, then you can expect the second letter (visa interview letter) to come to your account login web page, email or the US Embassy may give you a phone call. Normally the second letter used to come 4 - 6 weeks prior to the interview date.
In the bulletin you can find all the six regions and case numbers for them along with the case numbers which are going to be current. In the Africa region some countries with large number of selectees may listed separately with their case numbers that are going to be current for them.
Normally countries like Egypt, Ethiopia and Congo DR may be listed separately with their own case numbers and cut out numbers.
Some time back, in the Asia region case numbers, Bangladesh too was listed separately in the monthly visa bulletin.
Time to time these web pages used to publish the eligible country list, last diversity visa lottery program's official result and number of selectees for each country. If you are selected for further processing in this name selection draw, then you must be familiar with this American visa bulletin pages.
If all the visas had exhausted for any of the region then you will read it as CURRENT in the visa bulletin, so don't expect much for that region any more for that fiscal year program.
Those selected winners while they are staying in the USA too must read this monthly visa bulletin from the month September for advance notice for the month of October. If their case numbers become "CURRENT" in any given month they can contact the USCIS office for the adjustment of status to obtain their green card without leaving the United States.
The visa bulletin is available in the internet and you can order for it to be sent to your email inbox without any charge. And you can cancel this request at any time.
You have to check in the result checking page where some time they may show the second letter in the screen.
Also check in the webpage where you had submitted the DS-260 using your username and password. If the interview is not scheduled
for you then you will see an "Error" message. Don't get confused as it is normal.
Currently visa bulletin page is showing case numbers for the DV-2016 program.
By August 2016 you can expect the visa bulletin page for the DV-2017 visa lottery winners.
Names of the geographical Regions used in the American DV Lottery program as follows, with their short codes.
- AFRICA: AF
- ASIA: AS
- EUROPE: EU
- AMERICA (BAHAMAS): NA
- OCEANIA: OC
- SOUTH AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN: SA