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Dv2016 a confusion was made in my last/first name,outcomes?

1 hour 25 min ago
Well for the dv 2014 I've made to applications and had a confirmation number by the end of the application. when I checked in may to find out if I've been selected, both of the applications were with the result of "NOT APPLICABLE" (what does that even mean?), I filled everything only once and had the word success after applying in both of them.

for the DV-2016 I've decided to use a company to fill out the forms for me because I didn't knew what mistake have I done and was preferring that a...

Dv2016 a confusion was made in my last/first name,outcomes?

Child derivative turning 21 during DV lottery process

Oct 22nd 2014
We have talked about the CSPA and its impact before, but I just wrote a blog post which may be useful to clear this up for anyone impacted by this issue. Full explanation below.

Basically the CSPA extra time is 212 days for DV2015 and 216 days for DV2016. That is added to the child's birthday and the case must become current before the new (calculated) age out date.

http://britsimonsays.com/?p=186

DV 2014 winners from Sri Lanka

Oct 22nd 2014
Hello Sri Lankan Winners !!!

Please share your thoughts/experience here.

CN : 2014AS000027XX
Checked Status: May 03, 2013
1st NL received :
Sent Documents :
Confirmed receipt :

ALl GHANA 2014 DV LOTTERY SELECTEES MEET HERE

Oct 22nd 2014
Ghana 2014 DV lottery selectees meet here

Hello all,

This thread is for all DV 2014 selectees from Ghana. Let us share our challenges and encourage one another. Please share with us your pre- interview experiences, interview and post interview experiences and outcomes. You can also post questions here.

DS260

Oct 22nd 2014
After filling out DS260 for the Principal, specifically previous work experience section, the form saves the information ok, as it shows a check mark in the left-hand side menu. However, after a while the information in that section disappears. We have re-inputted the info several times now, but it keeps disappearing.
At first, I thought the reason was that we stayed to long in that section, but then I tried staying on that page long with my application (spouse), and the info does not...

DS260

dv lottery application denied

Oct 21st 2014
Hi everyone,
I won the dv lottery last year. So wife & I waited until August of this year to submit my I-485 because both Kentucky Consular office & USCIS (Hartford, CT) told me to wait until the Asian number in Visa Bulletin is higher than the last 5 digits of my case number. So according to the Visa Bulletin, I can't apply until August. After I submitted the application around August 18 thru express mail, USCIS didn't send me confirmation until around Sept 3. Then we got our biometrics done...

dv lottery application denied

Diversity lottery 2016 - Family name issue

Oct 21st 2014
Hi I have applied for the DV-2016 on behalf of myself but I wanted to ask my father to apply as well but there's a little problem not sure if it is or not. Anyway, when I was born. My parents thought of naming me with the same name as my father so me and my dad have identical full names. It's stupid to ask but better be safe than sorry, will it cause problems if our full names are the same? Though the age factor should put a distinguishing difference between applicants but I should receive an...

Diversity lottery 2016 - Family name issue

DV 2015

Oct 21st 2014
First I would like to thank the moderators for their valuable information that they share with all and responding to every one with such great professional manner.

I have three questions .

1) My CN is 2015AF00011xxx ,how is my interview chances and when to expect it ?

2) How to file the form I-864 ? I mean by just getting it filled and signed by the petitioner's domicile will be fine ?or there are others procedures to follow .

3) One of my police clearance certificate has three month...

DV 2015

my DV2015 interview date

Oct 20th 2014
I just called Kcc asking about my CN. And interview date, they told me that eill be on 21st of December, and I have to ckeck my emsil box if not receive to check the Dvlottery website to get it.

Finaly I knew my interview date.
FYI my CN. AF16***

Recap/Index of my blog posts so far...

Oct 20th 2014
I'd love to get suggestions of topics to cover on the blog - but this is an index of what I have done so far.

http://britsimonsays.com/?page_id=157

is dv 2016 photo valid?

Oct 19th 2014
hi all,

i have just applied for dv 2016 with this photo :



i just worry about the shadow on the right side, what do you think?

and should i re-apply with another pic?

advise me plz thank's

Marriage during DV lottery process....

Oct 18th 2014
This comes up every once in a while so I have captured my suggestions to a blog post on the subject...

http://britsimonsays.com/?p=143

Register for 2016 lottery while I am waiting for 2015 interview

Oct 18th 2014
Hi, I was selected for 2015 lottery but I submitted my DS forms late (September 2014). I wish to register for 2016 lotter as well just to increase my chance in case I can not get the visa for 2015. Is there any problem if I register for 2016 lottery while I am waiting for 2015 interview?

Incorrect Information on E-DV Application Form

Oct 18th 2014
Hi all,

While i was filling DV-2016 application form up, I made a mistake by writing my address to wrong text box.
I wrote the first part of my address to "in care of" box on the form. So, the mailing information is like thin on my entry form:

8.a In Care Of : 982 xxxxxx Ave
8.b Address Line 1 : Apt. 87
8.c Address Line 2 :
8.d City/Town : Los xxxx
8.e. State.... : California

Do you guys think that this mistake can be a reason to be eliminated ?

Thanks for...

Incorrect Information on E-DV Application Form

Applied as single but i am married but separated, would that affect me..

Oct 18th 2014
Hi guys, I made a 'little' mistake when i was applying for the lottery. I have been separated from my husband for 4 years now but we are not legally divorced even though we have just started divorce proceedings;the marriage is actually no more and Iv been living like a single person the past 4years so see myself single. I couldn tick divorced because we are not divorced and therefore ticked single. If I get selected would it pose as a problem. I intend to get this divorce sorted as soon as...

Applied as single but i am married but separated, would that affect me..

Need help about registering my wife !!!

Oct 17th 2014
The case is as follows:

My wife and I are not officially married, but we live together for three years now and we have two children, a two years old girl and 8-month-old boy.
My question is:
Do I need to specify her as a wife and check "married" or should I mark "unmarried" ?????


Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!

All Ethiopian 2015 DV Winners Meet Here!

Oct 17th 2014
Hi my people!

It's been almost two months since the winners are announced for DV 2015 but i don't see winners from my country. Please let's use this thread for 2015 Ethiopian DV winners. Ask, answer and participate. All will be benefiting and helping each other. We, the 2014 DV winners, will be by your side to help any time.

Come, participate. Information is power, i learned it from this forum! CHEERS!

i am concerned about DV photo....

Oct 16th 2014
OK, here it is

its very first time for me to try to apply to immigration Visa, and when i read about DV2016 photo requirements i became more concerned,

i went to photographer last night and told him about visa photo and he said yes he done it before and i shouldn't be worried, after taking my pic i saw him don't some stuff with the photo, with Photoshop i guess but couldn't see the computer monitor.

i tried to validate my photo using the official DV site but i get error that the photo should...

i am concerned about DV photo....

kcc reply to my inquiry Re my Case and 2nl

Oct 16th 2014
This is Kcc reply Re my inquiry about my visa interview and 2nl where I current for the month of December :


They said :"Thank you for your inquiry.
Your case number is now current for interview processing. Once the interview date has been scheduled, you will receive notification via email to check...

kcc reply to my inquiry Re my Case and 2nl

Beard on DV lottery picture

Oct 16th 2014
hi all,

does beard (lite one and dense one) on picture for a DV application affect chances anyway ?

and i wanna know another thing plz,i'm Algerian and i'm actually on the 6th year of medicine courses in algeria , i haven't yet my doctorate diploma only when accomplishing the seven years, so on DV application should i chose : Some university courses OR Doctorate level courses ?

many many many thanks

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