DV Lottery Visa Bulletin.
Visa Bulletin is published each month by the U.S State Department for the benefit of the American visa applicants. This visa bulletin comes with much useful information for the benefit of the USA visa applicants including the USA diversity visa lottery winners too.
There is a special section available for the DV Lottery visa applicants who had been selected to proceed with their winning in the visa bulletin each month according to their regions. In this section cases numbers of the current DV Lottery are published with cut out numbers for the next coming two months. So the case numbers under the cut out numbers can expect that their case numbers will be current in those months and those winners can expect to receive the second letter for the interview in these months normally 4/6 weeks prior to their interview date.
In the main visa bulletin section in the U.S State Department web site there used to be current visa bulletin, last published one and the archives of many visa bulletins from previous months to the past years visa bulletins too. Usually the visa bulletins are published in the first week of every month in the American Government's official web site.
As the DV lottery interviews used to start in the month of October and finish in the month of September next year, you must check within these months in the current fiscal year visa bulletin. Cut out numbers of the case numbers that are going to be current for the 6 regions will be published separately every month. Also in the visa bulletin some countries in the Africa region will have their own case numbers as cut out numbers. Some time Bangladesh and some European countries too get them in separate field with their case numbers that are going to be current in the coming months.
After the month of July many regions sector will show as current. That means no new numbers will be called for the DV Lottery interview for that fiscal year as the allocated visas are exhausted. So those who are with case numbers those are higher than the current numbers must consider themselves as unlucky and can try for the next visa lottery program to get an American visa through the online visa lottery program.
Those who are living in the USA and are selected as winners for the DV-2012, DV 2013 and DV 2014 must check this visa bulletin according to their region and when their case number becomes current they can contact the USCIS office to submit their application to change their current status to the American LPR status.
In the Visa Bulletin "Current" means there are no more case numbers to select for the interview from that region or country.
The first DV-2012 visa bulletin with the case numbers and the cut out numbers are already published in the month of September 2011 visa bulletin.
There are after each month it will come with new information till July 2012 for to inform the DV-2012 winners. For the DV 2012 in the month of August 2012, all the regions are marked as "Current".
Visa bulletin for the months of September 2012 and October 2012 will be published soon for the benefit of DV-2013 American green card lottery winners in the American Government web site. This October visa bulletin will give the case numbers up to the cut out numbers of the winners who will have their visa interviews and those winners in the USA with the current case numbers can file to change their current American status to American LPR status through the USCIS office. Don't forget the winners must pay the related visa fees on the day of their interview.
For your easy access of the DV-2013 visa bulletins you can check the dvlotteryhelp.com web site for it every month.