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Activate GC in U.S. territories (South Pacific)

Dec 17th 2014
Hi everybody !

Since my husband and I got have been successful to the interview and got our green card approval few days ago, we are wondering if we really need to travel to US for activating the green card.
For example, can we activate the green card by travelling to Guam or Marshall Islands, which are U.S. territories in South Pacific ? What about Hawaii ? As we currently live in New Caledonia, it is much closer than main territories in US !

I can't find any information on internet... so...

Activate GC in U.S. territories (South Pacific)

Transporting physically money in US

Dec 15th 2014
Hello guys, I know that transporting phisycally an amount exceeding $10,000 is required to be reported.

How does the reporting work at the POE? I'm talking about $15,000.

Thank you!!!

January Visa Bulletin released

Dec 10th 2014
AFRICA 26000 Except:
Egypt: 12000
Ethiopia: 15500
ASIA 3,825
EUROPE 20,500
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 5
OCEANIA 775
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 875

http://britsimonsays.com/january-visa-bulletin-released/

January Visaa Bulletin released

Dec 10th 2014
AFRICA 26000 Except:
Egypt: 12000
Ethiopia: 15500
ASIA 3,825
EUROPE 20,500
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 5
OCEANIA 775
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 875

http://britsimonsays.com/january-visa-bulletin-released/

January Bulletin Released

Dec 9th 2014
Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 26,000 Except:
Egypt: 12,000
Ethiopia: 15,500
ASIA 3,825
EUROPE 20,500
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 5
OCEANIA 775
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN 875

Where to live in USA (was Fl or Ca)?

Dec 7th 2014
I'd like to hear anyone's experience of living in either state. Of particular interest would be your impression of cost of living (rentals, groceries etc), health care funds and premiums, job prospects and benefits, friendliness of people and general lifestyle.

As far as I can tell by simple online research, Florida seems to offer way lower cost of living when it comes to renting and buying a place to live, even comparing SE/FL urban areas to anywhere from LA to San Diego.

I assume job...

Where to live in USA (was Fl or Ca)?

Eritreans Dv lottery winner of 2014 share your experiences here..

Dec 4th 2014
this is for all the Eritreans in that region of East Africa that have not been members of this forum so far, its nice to join this forum to gain so much information that's extremely usefull....

new member

Dec 4th 2014
This is intresting all kinds of info at tip of my hands am new to this assitance is highly needed.

Effect of Holes theory on Asia Visa Bulletin?

Dec 3rd 2014
Dear Mr Simon.
Thank you for your informative and useful blog post about Holes theory.
I wanted to follow your steps and analyze Iran condition and compare it to 2014 but unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on visa entrants data of 2014 and 2015. If you happen to know where I can find them please let me know.
We have a poll each year in our forum to check the distribution of dv lottery selectees, and everything pans out in regard to your Holes theory and the result is very interesting:
In...

Effect of Holes theory on Asia Visa Bulletin?

Official DV2014 numbers starting to be published.

Dec 3rd 2014
Rafikbo76 Rocks!!!!

Our CEAC data turns out to be very accurate!

View attachment 294

http://britsimonsays.com/dv2014-numbers-published/

KCC Processing Track Sheet

Dec 1st 2014
I have created a preadsheet to track the progress of forms at KCC based on the data gathered from people who have received their 2NLs in November and thought of sharing it with everyone here. I have uploaded the spreadsheet on google and here's the link to it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7PbLjs1dEniVEgyRG9UaUpySkk/view?usp=sharing
First of all, I'd like to give credit to Matina Knowles who has been tracking the progress of various members on the DV 2015 Winners Facebook page....

KCC Processing Track Sheet

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Nov 29th 2014
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

Question( a bit off topic)

Nov 28th 2014
Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing good, for me has been five wonderful months here in the US . I love almost everything about this country( especially NYC).
But as the holidays are nearing I truly miss my family, so I saved up some money and I'm thinking on going there for a 7 days trip. My only concern is me being able to reenter in the USA, I have the green card, valid Albania passport, but I'm concern that something may go "wrong" and I'll not be able to reenter in US. I know is...

Question( a bit off topic)

Dv lottery selectee case closed for no reason

Nov 28th 2014
Hi

I was selected as a winner for the 2013 dv lottery and was asked to proceed with further processing. After I had sent my initial 2 forms, there was no reply from uscis. I emailed them as other selectees were as already having their interviews. I got an email from them that my case had been closed. No Explanation whatsoever. They had already received all my documents earlier. Can any one help me out please. I get the same response from them everytime I want to get anwers.

does the Age Disqualify In DV lottery ?

Nov 26th 2014
Is there a specific Age to apply for the DV lottery, and being young does that disqualify me from the lottery ? I'm 20 years old and planning to play the next DV my country is eligible and I'm almost done with my University, I also have friends in US who are citizens that can be my sponsors .... so has anyone before won with that age ? Enlighten me please , God bless you all

Change Passport after submit DS-260

Nov 25th 2014
Hello,

I get a new passport after i submit the DS-260 with the old one, i want to know if my current situation will cause me problems in my interview?
My interview date has been set for next month.

I wish to thank you in advance for helping me

Affidavit of Support (I-134)

Nov 23rd 2014
Hey guys,

I have a question regarding the affidavit of support. I'm from Europe but I currently live in Dubai so I will have my interview at the embassy in Abu Dhabi. I read somewhere on their website that an affidavit is mandatory for all immigration visas.

However, I've read a few interview stories from people who were interviewed there and not a single one mentioned being asked to present the affidavit.

I don't have any relatives living in the US and I don't really feel comfortable...

Affidavit of Support (I-134)

Obama announcement

Nov 21st 2014
No immediate impact on the DV lottery.

Some quick notes here

http://britsimonsays.com/obama-immigration-announcement/

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