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Drug charge

Jul 29th 2015
Hello, first time on the forum but I find it very informative.
My question is I was charged 4.5years ago for possession of a controlled substance. My DV interview is coming up and I have all the necessary paperwork prepared for when I go to the interview regarding the situation. I've read plenty online re: 5 year bans from date of offence to exclusions for minor offence etc. quite a messy situation. Basically just trying to get some information from all the good people in hear with reference...

Drug charge

DV lottrey 2016 - save me with your advise plz

Jul 28th 2015
Dear all,
Good day and thank you for this good community,
Please read my case carefully and advise me what to do ,

During step 2014 I got engaged ( engagement in my culture should be in court and filed with a marriage certificate)

During October 2014 I apply for the DV lottery and I add my status as a single because I was engaged and still engaged till date am not married we plan to marry next march or feb 2016,

After winning I click on the DS-260 for filling the form as normal and I start...

DV lottrey 2016 - save me with your advise plz

The Future of the DV

Jul 27th 2015
Haven't found a clear answer through my own searches. Is the future of the lottery set for the immediate future, or at least for the next few years, or are we looking at it being a topic of debate year by year and yanked at a moments notice?

How much notice would they give before it was all over?

I see lots of talk of the end. Some people obviously don't want this thing around.

Is that all it is, people talking about the end, but nothing for certain and they can't agree on what to do next,...

The Future of the DV

Unwanted interview

Jul 26th 2015
Hello,
I have an upcoming interview for my DV case in Sydney. My girlfriend has just landed a very good job and we intend to now stay in Australia for the next couple of years and will consider re-locating to the U.S. later down the track (she's America, so we'd go down the spouse/K-1 visa route)
My question is if I do no longer want to attend my interview and pursue my case further, should I call the KCC/consulate and inform them I won't be attending and to withdraw my application or just not...

Unwanted interview

SSN not recognized

Jul 26th 2015
Hi everyone.

I arrived last Sunday to the US and right on Monday morning I went to the SSA office and applied for a SSN. Today (Saturday) the card with the number arrived.

On the envelope it says you can create an account at socialsecurity.gov so I tried it, however I got an error message saying that my information could not be verified. Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Is my number not active yet? It basically asks just for name, date of birth, street and ssn.

2014 DV Uganda winners meet here.

Jul 25th 2015
Congrats guys

Police check showed an offence on my husband record help please

Jul 24th 2015
Hi guys,
I am freaking out right now.. Just received the police check for my husband and it showed that he had a common assault proved without conviction back in 2006. The result was bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months.
1. Does this means we won't get the visa?
2. Do I need to write an explanation of what happened and present it in the interview?
3. I am the main applicant of the DV visa would this effect us by any way?
Please post me some answers

Getting a Canadian Police Clearance from Outside Canada

Jul 23rd 2015
I recently obtained a Canadian Police Clearance (Police Certificate / Certified Criminal Record Check) from outside Canada. I'm writing this thread so it appears in forum searches to help future applicants.

  • The RCMP require fingerprints for their police clearance
  • The RCMP can be quite slow. Apply a couple of months before your interview, however it took me around a month to get mine.
  • The Police Check doesn't have an expiry date.
  • The fingerprints must be digitised...

Getting a Canadian Police Clearance from Outside Canada

Green card lottery

Jul 23rd 2015
Mother born in Indonesia and I was born in China. My husband was born in England and my children born in Hong Kong. Can we apply for green card through the lottery with my mother?

Inquiry

Jul 22nd 2015
Hi all ,
I'm wining US lottery 2015 but i not receive visa , only i know i'm win the us lottery but no any update about my case ! What i do now ? Please can any one help me ??

Thanks&Regards

Interview experience in Sydney embassy

Jul 22nd 2015
Hi all
Did anyone got interviewed in Australia/ Sydney?? I was just wondering how was the interview like?? What questions were asked? I am asking this because my husband and I were refused an E2 visa back in 2014 and our experience was terrible, still having nightmares about it. I would appreciate if someone could share their stories.
Thank you in advance..

Stolen passport with DV immigration visa

Jul 21st 2015
I was selected in the 2015 DV lottery, went to my interview in April 2015 and shortly thereafter received my immigration visa. However, a few weeks ago, my apartment was broken into and my passport was stolen. I contacted the embassy who said I had to bring in my new passport and the package/documents they sent me (the ones we are suppose to bring to the US when we first enter) and they will reissue my visa. I went there today and the lady I spoke with said there is a risk, although low, that...

Stolen passport with DV immigration visa

Visa validity and fiscal year

Jul 21st 2015
Hi everybody !

I was selected for further processing at the DV2015. After a succesful interview, I received my immigrant visa, which is valid until the end of October.
I am now getting ready to move to the U.S.
my plan is to move shortly before my visa expires, which means my activation trip would take place in the next fiscal year.
is that possible ?
many websites state that no green cards can be issued after the end of the fiscal year for which the applicant was selected.
I believe...

Visa validity and fiscal year

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Jul 21st 2015
Hi folks,

I have successfully moved to southwest Florida about a month ago and I'm waiting to receive the plastic Green Card in mail. I was wondering if the USCIS ELIS system where as folks remember had to pay your Immigrant Fee after you've received your visa but before you moved the US, can be used to track progress on delivery of your plastic card. My status as well as all of my family members is currently "In Process". Those of you who have already received your cards in mail, can you...

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Financial Requirements for Selectees

Jul 20th 2015
Hello,

I was looking for some numbers all around the forum and government's web sites to figure out how much do I need to declare to convince authorities that I will 'not become a public charge on the U.S. government'.

In my case, I am a student that have never been worked in any paid job, but I have and hopefully will have support of my parents for my further post-grad studies.

So, I will open a bank account to prove that I will have enough fund until I get a job or PhD offer but I...

Financial Requirements for Selectees

GC Activation & SSN questions

Jul 20th 2015
Hi everybody.

I arrived yesterday in the US and activated my DV. I flew into Newark, NJ. Once at the counter, the IO took my fingerprits and picture like always and then went with me to another room (Secondary I think). He gave the big envelope to an other IO and I waited for about 4-5 minutes. The IO called my name, gave me my passport with the stamp in it and that was it. I had the x-ray CD and copy of the vaccination paper in my hand but the IO didn't want it. She said that's for my...

GC Activation & SSN questions

Dvlottery pregnant

Jul 17th 2015
My wife that won dvlottery is still pregnant, wht step we should take now concerning the unborn baby. Please assist

2015 DV Winners from Zimbabwe

Jul 16th 2015
If there are any DV winners from Zimbabwe, Please participate here. I have been through the process and am willing to help however I can. I found this platform very helpful when I needed answers to the many questions that I had.

Question about DV

Jul 16th 2015
Hello,

One of my friend just got his visa after a winning the DV lottery.
He applied with his new wife and they both got the visa.

He is the main applicant (DV Lottery winner) and his wife want to get a divorce, for some reasons that I do not know.
Her visa will not be cancelled ? and if she ask to be naturalized, can she get the citizenship ?

Thank you all.

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