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Low or risky case number?

Jan 27th 2016
I'm new here and I'm very honoured to request
some insightful info on behalf
of a relative.I've followed ur blog
posts and really learnt much.I just
wanna ask this:
What do u think of a case number
such as 2016AF405**,risky, low or
When do u estimate that such CN
can be up for interview giving the
slow VB progression?
Thanks for ur respond and help in
advance.God bless u.

All Ethiopian 2015 DV Winners Meet Here!

Jan 26th 2016
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!

Figuring out unknown case number by your specific Name and Date of Birth

Jan 25th 2016
I have a software tool ready to search through website for an unknown case number by a known Date of Birth and a Name, iterating through case numbers.
That way it is possible to restore an unknown case number, in case you are informed by someone that you are a winner, but are extorted large sums of money for your case number.
Of course, to use it I need to get your authorization to do that (that is not legal to do it without your authorization),...

Figuring out unknown case number by your specific Name and Date of Birth

Arrangement of names on dv docs

Jan 23rd 2016
B.Cert: Surname. Given names
Mensah. Ramatu Arku

INL. surname. Given names.
Mensah. Arku Ramatu

PP. Surname. Given names
Mensah. Ramatu Arku

DS 260. Surname. Given names
Mensah. Ramatu Arku

2NL. Surname. Given names
Mensah. Arku Ramatu

High sch. Surname. Given names
Mensah. Arku Ramatu

Degree. Ramatu Mensah Arku. here the surname is in the middle of the arrangement. Can...

Arrangement of names on dv docs

Do you have a work permit to work in USA?

Jan 23rd 2016
I am applying for a few jobs that ask the question - "Do you have a work permit to work in the US?".

I am not sure what is the correct answer - yes or no - as I have a DV visa, but have not technically activated it.

My confusion arises from the statement “upon endorsement serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year.” What I assume from this is that my rights as LPR, including the right to work in the USA, only commences when the visa is endorsed during 1st...

Do you have a work permit to work in USA?

DV2016 Egyptian winners

Jan 22nd 2016
This thread for Egyptian DV 2016 winners

Cannot pay immigration fee

Jan 21st 2016
Hi all,

I have done the interview on 1/11 and got my immigration visa. And now, I am trying to pay the 165 immigration fee through the website.
5 days passed, however, the system always shows this message: Is it normal? Thanks,

ERROR: We could not find the A-Number and/or DOS Case ID you entered. If your immigrant visa was approved recently, please wait five days before attempting to pay. If the problem continues after five days, please contact the customer .........for assistance.

'The Hill' blog: Critical view on the 'diversity' aspect in the diversity visa lottery.

Jan 20th 2016
Here is an article on the 'Congress Blog' ('The Hill's Forum For Lawmakers and Policy Professionals'), with a critical view on the 'diversity' aspect of the Diversity Visa Lottery. Not more, not less.

Good luck to everyone for 2016!

DV 2016

Jan 18th 2016
I am New to this forum and i have been reading these and i found lots of information which will help me in filing AOS. I have selected for further processing and my case number is in AS65xx. Firstly, i am kind of confused here, when my number is current i have to submit the documents, then DO THEY APPROVE an EAD card or i have to go directly to the process of biometric and interview??? Secondly, if yes in either way, could you please explain me the time frames. This is just for an Idea....

DV 2016

Dv Educational Requirements

Jan 16th 2016

I left school after completing the 10th grade. I am in my mid 30's now and I have completed a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and 2 other post graduate courses (P grad Cert and P grad Diploma) from an Australian university.

I never ended up completing high school though. Do I still meet the requirements for applying for the DV lottery?



DV-2016 RESULTS 91,563 winners

Jan 15th 2016
Africa - 45034
Asia - 15002
Europe - 27011
North America - 16
Oceania - 1500
South America, Central America, Caribbean - 3000
Total - 91,563 won

Attended - 11,391,134 applications (17,573,350 family members), last year there were about 9,500,000 entries. Activity increased.With my calculations for Europe does not converge, so holes in 2016, even more than in 2015. So, if they do not hold 2 delivery, you will gain approximately 43,280 visas. To fill the quota they need to open 19000-20000 win,...

DV-2016 RESULTS 91,563 winners

immigration violations and dv process,help needed

Jan 9th 2016
Hi to all , need to help a brother who was living in a foreign country in Africa with a refugee status bearing his 4th name and under his second nationality but never used that name in his passport and isn't in his birth certificate either. Question is he is very desperate now and fear it to affect his dv application process, he registered edv with his names as birth certificate and passport, he mentioned all in his Ds260 form about his 4th name as other name used and 2nd nationality as other...

immigration violations and dv process,help needed

Visa Bulletin for February 2016

Jan 8th 2016
The bulletin for March interviews just came out.... and my case is now current! Countdown started...

Visa appoinment

Jan 5th 2016
Hello everyone, just seeking some advice or answers. I was selected as a 2016 diversity visa 'winner''. I have been following the visa bulletin and the threshold numbers. To confirm what happens, if the number at the end of my case number is 32002 for example, do I have to wait until the threshold number in the monthly bulletin surpasses my number in order to receive a visa appointment date? An answer back would be much appreciated and curb my anxiety about getting an appointment. Thanks a lot.

DV 2015 Selectees from Ghana

Jan 3rd 2016
2015 winners from Ghana, kindly share you thoughts.

refugee and lottery

Jan 3rd 2016
first of all sorry for my bad english
im from iran and now im refugee in turkey
ive been selecte for lottery 2016
is there any problem to get my visa?


2016 CEAC data published...

Jan 1st 2016
I'm running the extractions now I should publish the files in a couple of hours - and then the analysis can begin!!

Explanation of what CEAC data is - here

My miserable life

Jan 1st 2016
I know that this measure of God and I must accept it against my will, but the situation is unbearable Im sorry but it's the truth
Among the seven continents in the world and more than 160 countries and nearly 950 million people, I was born in a poor weak country, it does not encourage u for anything, no job no money.n nothing good her in Tunisia, I can not stand, I want to travel to the USA, this is my dream since my childhood, I hope God achieve my dream or that I find some1 helps me to...

My miserable life

Successful DV2015 Interview - London

Jan 1st 2016
Hi All,

Firstly to Sm1smom, Britsimon and SusieQQQ amongst others... a Very BIG thank you of all your invaluable advice, information and support you guys have provided on this great site.

My wife and I made our first DV lottery entry back in 2008 for DV2010, and after out 5th attempt my wife was selected for the DV2015 draw.

Wife's case number was 2015AF00004***, and we had the interview at 8am on October 22 at the London US Embassy, we did not take our kids as both were under 14 and they...

Successful DV2015 Interview - London

2016 AOS

Dec 30th 2015
Dear Mom, I am new to this forum and I appreciate all your advise in this forum. I read about a guy that did Proxy marriage without certificate. My case is also related to the guy case. I am F-1 visa and my husband is doing his opt. we met here in US on August 25th 2014 and we had proxy wedding on 12th October 2014 in my husband country because proxy marriage is valid in their country.I divorce my previous marriage on July 2014, and I had 3 kids for my ex-husband in my home country and before...

2016 AOS