The Visa Bulletin for the month of December 2022 was recently published! In it – as usual – are the regional cut-off numbers that will apply in the Diversity Visa program in January 2023.
As is accustomed at this time of the year, all regions have observed increase in their cut-off numbers from last month. The increases have made new cases current for interview for January 2023. Such cases can expect to receive their interview notification as of now (November 2022), although one’s case number becoming current in the Visa Bulletin does not necessarily mean that their interview will be scheduled immediately.
Their interview will depend on whether they have submitted their DS-260 as well as other factors relating especially to the embassy or consulate where their interview is to be held.
Those whose case numbers were still not made current by the increase in the just-published Visa Bulletin must continue their duty of following the VB as it is published – to ascertain the status of their case number.
The most striking feature of the recently-released Visa Bulletin is the sharp increase in the regional cut-off numbers. It is true that the cut-off numbers increase from one month to the other at this time of the year. However, the sharp increase observed – if not managed well – has the tendancy to introduce some level of confusion in a Program that has so far been taking place smoothly.
Below are the regional cut-offs numbers that will apply in January 2023 as shown in the December Visa Bulletin:
The Visa Bulletin is published every month, and it is by means of it that Diversiy Visa applicants get to know the month that their interview is supposed to be held. Publication of the next VB is expected during the second week of December, 2022. The cut-offs shown in that Visa Bulletin will be for February 2023 interviews.
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