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Speculation about the delay of 2NLs this month

Oct 25th 2014
This post isn’t about facts, just some speculation about something that occurred to me overnight.

I have been watching the DV lottery process for nearly 2 years now, and during that time a certain “pattern” became clear.



First, when do they publish the VB?
If you phone KCC and ask when the Visa Bulletin (VB) will be ready, they will pretty much always tell you the 15th of the month as the “standard reply”. In “my” DV year (DV2014) I was able to phone KCC and get the numbers a few...

Speculation about the delay of 2NLs this month

DV2015 Winners from Sri Lanka

Oct 25th 2014
Please your case number here

Mine is 2015AS00011XXX

Dv 2013 kenyan selectees report here!!!!

Oct 24th 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Kenyans who were selected for this year's program. We thank God for giving us this opportunity to explore what America has in store for us....we are optimistic despite all the challenges that we are going to face, uncertainty, and fear for the unknown will come to pass.
We kindly ask other previous winners to help us in answering some queries that we may have concerning green card
GOD BLESS YOU! GOD BLESS KENYA!!!

Embassy league table....

Oct 24th 2014
This is interesting - by the power of Excel I created a league table of the embassies showing which have the highest approval/denial rates...

Enjoy...

http://britsimonsays.com/?p=229

If you just received your 2NL for December - please read

Oct 23rd 2014
First of all - congrats, the final countdown toward your interview has begun.

Now many are still waiting and it would be goood to get a sense of how far through the backlog of DS260s they are at this point. So please answer here with

DS260 submission date
If you unlocked, what was the unlock/resubmit date and what changed (address, name correction etc)

Successful DV2015 Interview - London

Oct 23rd 2014
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

I really need your help receiving greencard

Oct 23rd 2014
This is what I see when I check my uscis checking status :


the post office returned your Card as undeliverable. We will hold it for 180 days from October to allow you time to contact us. If you do not contact us at 1-800-375-5283 within 180 days, this document will be destroyed and you will need to file a new application or application for replacement with fee

My problem is, when I contact their number showed below, they ask me to enter my receipt number, but I can't !! I can't tape Ioe...

I really need your help receiving greencard

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

Oct 23rd 2014
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?

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