U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEBRUARY 1995, NUMBER 46 VOLUME 7 VISA BULLETIN ADDENDUM BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS Effective February 16, the Department of State has amended the FEBRUARY visa availability information for the Diversity (DV) immigrant category. Effective immediately and for the remainder of February, DV visa numbers are available on a CURRENT basis for ALL regions/countries. DV visa availability for MARCH is being reviewed at present. The Visa Bulletin for MARCH will contain the latest information on visa allocation cut-offs in that category, along with a note on the amendment to the February visa availability noted above. DV cut-offs for some regions and oversubscribed countries MUST BE EXPECTED TO BE REIMPOSED AS OF MARCH 1. The text of a memo sent to notify INS offices of this change follows: DIVERSITY (DV) IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY FOR FEBRUARY 1995 The Diversity (DV) immigrant visa availability determination for FEBRUARY 1995 has been amended from that originally published in the February Visa Bulletin. Effective immediately and for the remainder of February, DV (Diversity) visa numbers are available on a CURRENT basis for all regions/countries. INS offices can request DV numbers for all Sec. 245 DV applicants whose cases are ready for adjustment of status, including cases for which visa numbers have not been available since December because of allocation cut-offs. Future_DV_visa_availability_cannot_be_taken_for_granted. Visa demand_in_excess_of_the_numerical_limits_will_require_an allocation cut-off_for_some_regions_and_countries_in_March. DV visa oversubscription for other regions and countries is a real possibility for the months after March if applicant demand exceeds the supply of numbers available under the numerical limits. Furthermore, DV numbers could be exhausted entirely BEFORE the end of the fiscal (visa) year. Whenever visa issuances have reached a country or region limit, no further DV visa allocations will be possible. DV_visa_number_requests should_be_submitted_to_the_Visa Office_as_soon_as_possible_when cases_are_ready_for_adjustment_of_status.