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Data on this page is updated monthly (usually on or right after the 1st of the month). However, there's a site that provides daily updates for DV21: Save Diversity Visa

DV2021 CEAC Data

Data was obtained from the Consular Electronic Application Center of the U.S. Department of State. You can also download the current state of data in a form of csv file: FY2021-ceac-current.csv.
Numbers in the table correspond to the number of actual people/visas rather than cases. For an explanation on status classification see below.
Charts presented here serve merely as an interactive illustration of the CEAC data. For comprehensive analysis please refer to Simon's blog.
Please note that you can disable individual datasets by clicking on the legend.

DV2021 CEAC Data for Embassies

Please note that the range of case numbers on the following plot doesn't correspond to the range of the region where an embassy is located. There's a simple explanation: an assignment to embassies for DV winners is done per the place of residence, not the place of birth. In other words, it's possible for an embassy in EU to process people from e.g. AF or AS.

How many cases there are before and after me?

If you're a DV selectee you can check how many cases are in front of you by filling out the form below.

DV2021 Raw CEAC Data

A complete dump of the database made on a given date.
    You can use the following file: embassies.txt to map a 3-letter embassy code to a physical location of the embassy (City, Country).

    Second notification letters (not updated on 09/16/21)

    This is a subset of the whole database containing only cases that changed the status from "At NVC" to "Ready" when KCC sent 2NLs for interview in a given month. Files may be updated without a notice, until all "In Transit" cases are accepted by embassies.

    Since April 2018 KCC has started to send interview letters in two batches (the first one around the 15th of a given month and the second around the 1st of the following month. If you don't see your number in the latest csv file and you expect to be interview that month DO NOT PANIC! You may receive your invitation in the 2nd batch.

    Notes on cases classification

    Sometime around March 2020 CEAC database started showing cases that were undergoing Administrative Processing as Refused. That is "technically" a more accurate choice since it is a refusal under section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. However, since most of those cases resolve to Issued after some time, for purpose of determining how many people are getting DV visa it's more convenient to keep the old classification. Fortunately, it's still possible to distinguish between a 221(g) refusal and an ultimate refusal if you consider the case status message in CEAC. There are two types of wording for refused cases:
    • A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please see the letter you received at the interview.
    • A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please follow any instructions provided by the consular officer. If you were informed by the consular officer that your case was refused for administrative processing, your case will remain refused while undergoing such processing...
    This allows us to assume that the latter phrasing indicates 221(g) refusal. All charts and tables on this page follow this hypothesis during case classification. Additionally, in raw csv dumps there's now a new column potentialAP that indicates wording in the CEAC status message. (0 - refusal, 1 - potential AP).