United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs

VISA BULLETIN


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.
     
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