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DV-2014 Lottery. Age 21 Issue.

Apr 30th 2016

My father applied for DV2014 and he won. Case Number EU29xxx. I believe in May I will have interview.

But when my father made the application for DV-2014 (October 2012) I was 20 years old, and when I checked the status on 1st May 2013 I still was 20 years old. Now I'm 21. My birthday is on 16th July 1992. Do I have chances to go to USA with my family or not?

I have read that I can go with them but when I spoke with an advocate in my country (Albania) he said that I can't go...

DV-2014 Lottery. Age 21 Issue.

What if a frozen age expires?

Apr 29th 2016
Since a long time i have a question that i am worried too much about, but i don't know the exact answer. If you could please help me throughly and basically i would be very glad of this.
I am the principle applicant, my wife and my child are the beneficiaries. I and my child passed our interview on April, my wife will be scheduled for a later interview appointment because of her incomplete medical check ups. And i think our case is pending. My son became 21 years old...

What if a frozen age expires?

Abandoning a green card...intentionally

Apr 28th 2016
Dear immigration gurus,

I hope my inflammatory thread title captured your attention but let me say first that I do not want to abandon my green card. I am, however, faced with a bizarre situation where I might have to in order (paradoxically) to move to the US. I'd be very grateful for your thoughts.

I'm Australian and won the DV lottery in 2013. I got my green card in 2014. After I'd done that, I left the US to do a master's in the UK which I'd already been accepted for. I got a...

Abandoning a green card...intentionally

DV2015 Summary...

Apr 26th 2016
View attachment 663

DV2015 they did not use complete visa quotation. KCC mess-up with the quota and we lost our interview chance.

complete detail you may check

Numbers behind my case number on Visa

Apr 25th 2016
Hi, I just received my Visa. There appears to be a extra "01" at the end of my case number on the visa.

My case number is 2016AS0000XXXX, but the case number on the visa is 2016ASXXXX01. with no zeros and extra 01 at the end.

The visa has already been stamped and endorsed by a cbp officer. So is this normal?


DV 2015 Selectees from Ghana

Apr 24th 2016
2015 winners from Ghana, kindly share you thoughts.

A.O.S for F4 category

Apr 24th 2016

A.O.S for F4 category

Apr 24th 2016
Hello, my question is regarding adjustment lf status for F4 category (family based) .
I am on student visa and i was included in approved i-130 as a deriavative beneficiary ! As my u.s.a citizen aunt filled i-130 for my mom !our PD is sept 2004!
Moreover my mom has b-2 visa too!
As per new visa bulletin , dates for filing action chart shows may 2004 for F4 (family based) ! So can i expect to file my i-485 according to DOS chart when PD becomes current?

CEAC ....

Apr 21st 2016
I and my eligible child (birthday is 5January 1995 whose frozen age will expire on 8August) passed our interview in Kabul, Afghanistan. I am the main applicant and my wife and my child are the beneficiaries. My wife did not attend at the interview because the American Medical Clinic and the U.S. embassy said she will be scheduled at a later interview date but when we went for interview the officer said she should have came with you but now i have to make her an other appointment. Our...

CEAC ....

question dual citizenship

Apr 20th 2016
Hi guys,

I've been reading through the topics for hours but couldn't find the answer so made an account. What a great community you have here!

I have a question. I'm a researcher on a J1 visa in Boston. I met a girl here and I think she's the one and I'd like to stay here with her because she won't leave the US (she's a native american).

I don't want to propose to her just to be able to stay here and would just want to try my chances through this visa.

I am born and raised in the...

question dual citizenship

DV 2015 Oceania winners

Apr 19th 2016
Hi All,

I wanted to start a thread for fellow DV 2015 Oceania winners to share thoughts, stories and progress.

I am a little nervous as my case number is high (17XX) but have my fingers crossed.

Now it's just a waiting game!


Apr 17th 2016
This thread is to welcome the kenyan DV 2016 selectees;enabling them to interact,learn and network.Welcome all

Sad news about the CEAC data

Apr 15th 2016
They have added a CAPTCHA challenge designed to foil robot scripts (like the one I use to get the CEAC data).

No more CEAC data for now. :-(

2014 DV winners from Tanzania-Karibuni

Apr 13th 2016
Hongera sana kwa kupata nafasi ya DV,kama unatatizo lolote lile na ungehitaji msaada basi usisite tupo pamoja.

2015 DV Winners from Zimbabwe

Apr 13th 2016
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.

Visa Bulletin May 2016

Apr 12th 2016
AFRICA 34,400
ASIA 8,000 (Nepal 6,200)
EUROPE 34,000
and the CARIBBEAN 1,175

Entering the US for the first time with the Immigrant Visa

Apr 12th 2016
Hello, I am about to enter the US for the first time with my Immigrant visa, and I am hoping that some of you can answer some of my questions.

-Can I go to a Point of Entry to "activate" my visa and then depart immediately? If yes, then how do I return to the US without getting my actual green card?

-On their website, they say "a Visa does not guarantee entry into the US". What does that mean? and what are they looking for at the border? Iv heard stories where they require new immigrants...

Entering the US for the first time with the Immigrant Visa

Regarding confirmation numbers

Apr 11th 2016
Quick question. I tried searching the forums here and haven't been able to find an answer. Hopefully someone can help me understand.

On the DV lottery website, it states the following:

"Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2017."

Say I check and May 3rd and I am unsuccessful. Does this mean that there is a possibility that I may still be successful up until September 30 next year (given that I'm being instructed to hold on to that number)?...

Regarding confirmation numbers

DV 2016 AOS Only

Apr 10th 2016
Here we go again, DV 2016 Thread for the lucky selectees already based in the U.S. and planning on processing AOS. Please go through the attached spreadsheet, (it will do you a world of good), and post subsequent questions regarding the processing on this Thread.

All the best!

Delimma, with F1/F2 visas doing CP

Apr 9th 2016
HI everyone.
I need some suggestions.
I, a primary applicant, am currently doing PHD in USA under F1 visa.
My wife came with me under F2 visa.
Her due day of baby is in May.
Our interview data is set in the middle of APR.
She can not take airplane because of having a baby.
I plan to go back myself on the interview date and of course postpone hers to July( I will contact embassy about this b4 my interview of course).
Is there any safer way to do this?
I asked embassy, they...

Delimma, with F1/F2 visas doing CP