Visa Bulletin for DV Lottery winners.
Visa Bulletin from the U.S State Department used to carry the advanced notice for the case numbers and cut out numbers for the winners of the diversity program. This will help them to see whether their case numbers are going to be current in the coming months.
Visa Bulletin is provided as a monthly guide for those who had applied for the American visas and waiting for the interview schedule. In this visa bulletin there is a section for the diversity winners who had been selected under the program and allowed to apply for the U.S Immigration visas.
Here those case numbers which are going to be current in the coming months will be published along with the cut out numbers by 6 geographical region wise. By this, Green card lottery winners can determine when their numbers are ready for the interviews, likewise those winners staying in the USA may apply to change their current U.S status to the LPR status.
The visa bulletin section, some of the African countries used to have special notifications for their countries in the Africa region while others will have the numbers in their region wise.
So if you are a winner you must check the bulletin from the months of September till you get your case number in the current position or "CURRENT".
If your case number is not announced and your region comes to "CURRENT" status, means that the available visas for your area has exhausted and you have to try your luck once again in the coming year program. But kep the hope some time they may call you for the interview.
Around July or August all the regions may come under the "CURRENT", means all the entry permits had exhausted.
Reading the American visa bulletin.
If you find 20,030 as case number in the Africa region, it means those people in the Africa region who have case numbers up to 20,030 can expect their second letter to come within 2 weeks of time. Those Africa region people who have case number 20,031 or more must have to wait for the next coming bulletin in the coming month.
If there is case number 16,000 against Egypt in the Africa region, then those winners in the Egypt with case numbers up to 16,000 can expect the visa interview according to the visa bulletin of the given month. Those people in Egypt with the case numbers of 16,001 and more must wait for the next visa bulletin to see their interview date.
If you are one of the winners, then it is better for you to register with the American authorities to get their monthly visa bulletin to your email inbox.