My last article announced the publication of the September 2022 Visa Bulletin which contained the first cut-off numbers for the DV 2023 Program.
The publication of the September VB is normally followed by the first interview notifications for the upcoming program. In this case, the DV 2023 Program. And this is what has started to happen.
Notifications being received
DV 2023 applicants with the lowest case numbers in all regions – case numbers that fall below the cut-off shown for their region in the September VB – who had already submitted their DS 260 – have begun to receive notifications for interview to be held in October 2022.
Applicants whose case numbers are not below their cut-off will continue to check the Visa Bulletin to ascertain in which month their interviews will be conducted. The next Visa Bulletin is expected to be published during the second week in September, and it will indicate interviews for the month of November 2022.
On Document Submission
So far, DV 2023 applicants have not been requested to submit supporting documents to KCC as part of their application process. That however doesn’t necessarily suggest that same will continue throughout the 2023 Program or will apply to all applicants. At any point during the Program – including before the first interviews kick off – the decision to send in documents could be made. And from that point on, document submission will become a requirement.
2023 Program Summary
The DV 2023 Entry Lottery was conducted from October 6 to November 9, 2021. Results indicating selectees were released on May 7, 2022. It is said selectees that are concerned by the notifications/interviews being discussed here.
Interviews in the DV 2023 Program are to run from October 2022 to September 2023, the duration of the United States 2023 Fiscal Year.
Best of luck to those whose interviews have been scheduled.