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Qn1. I have been wondering which size of photo's are needed when we're sending back the Forms to Kentucky. And whats the photo requirements
Qn.2 Can these forms be sent online or its only by post office.
Qn.3 Besides the photos and the forms what other documents are needed sending them back to kentucky.
First, thank you for your forum that is really helpful. I've read a bunch of messages but the process isn't clear enough for me.
I am a J1 holder from France who just won the visa lottery 2014EU0002XXXX. I am already in the US and don't have the 2 years rule applying.
Should I do the processing in the US or in France? What is the difference?
I am lost with the processing and don't want to loose my chances.
Also, I am getting married with my girlfriend soon (it was planned before I won the lottery). She also have a visa and is presently in the US. Can I get married in the US? When should I do it?
When can I hope getting the green card? My future wife visa is ending in November 2013.
Thanks by advance!
Can some outside their help me understand how to asnswer Question 30 on DS-230 because it seems to be a little tricky.
Throughtout my primary level of education, i was staying with both my parents here in Bushenyi District, western Uganda. I remember i marked 16 years in Novermber 2001 when i was completing my primary level of education. so how should i answer this question because they are asking to indicate From / To (mm-yyyy) or present.
Then question 23 on the same form, they are asking if my parents are deceased. is it appropriate to answer saying NO because all my parents are still alive.
Am an African proud winner of DV 2014.
How do i answer question 32 in DS-230 part 1, that asks in what occupation do i intend to work in the United States.
Professionally am a trained community development worker / social worker with a bachelor of Adult and Community Education. Does that mean that i should answer that question in regard to community and social service since its my area of specialization.
I am filling out the papers that need to be sent to Kentucky.
I am wondering: how important is a brilliant work history? I have my own business and mainly do artistic freelance work on project basis. I can't really claim to have a stellar, straight A work history. I am hesitant to write that I have 2 years of work experience from a job that requires 2 years of training or more. Timewise, I think I do in total, but if I am asked to pull out pay slips and tax returns it may end up looking patchy.
However, I do have a High School Diploma and a Master's Degree from an American University.
Where are you all? I feel like I'm the only one on this forum! :p
Please register and post your case number and country of chargeability so we can support each other through this process :)
Guys, if any body has gone through the samy way please suggest, What type of mistakes over the DS form can be corrected at the time of visa interview and what is the process of correcrion (i.e. instantly over wtite by pen and sign at the alternation or any thing else), do these types of correction effects issuance of visa??
hi every one :rolleyes:
I hope all goes well with you
I have a question that bothers me: s
1. when I made my registration DV2014 I put "SAMY" as midelle name, but that name does not exist on my birth record it is just a name that my friends call me, so I worry to be disqualified :( (I put N/A on both DS230 and dsp 122 form for midelle name) how to fix it?
2. for the DS-230 question # 33 for "Degree or Diploma" column I really do not know what i should to put there
the answers differs from forum to another ( degree / diploma / my own degree or diploma i am from algeria and it's different from USA diploma and degree :(
3. same problem as before with the dsp-122 form question # 6b column "Degrees (s) or Certificate (s) Received '
thank you :rolleyes:
I just registered because I need some information, if possible.
I have two nationalities: Albanian and Italian. I live in Italy but I was selected for my birth place, which means Albania.
On my confirmation letter (case n. 2014EU000003**) the indicated post is Naples, I guess it is because in Naples I can find the nearest US consular center dealing with this matters. But will I have to do my medical exams and interview there or I have to go and do them in Albania? For me it makes no difference, just to know.
My husband is Cameroonian and lives in Italy too, so we will go and do everything at the same place and in the same day, right?
The Kentucky Consular Center is going to receive my forms by the end of today. But how long will it take for me to receive the second notification? The one about interview, ect... I mean, based on my case number will I be among the first ones? Further more I don't know how to use the visa bulletin, how to calculate when my cn will possibly be current :-( How do I know we did everything the right way?
I just can't wait for everything to be done! Fingers crossed :-)
Thank you in advance for your answers!!
PS. Congrats to all the winners!! And a "don't give up" to the others...
in this forum we will put information about the DV lottery 2014 CN:2014EU00044XXX :D:D:D:D:D:D
Guys, there was a minor mistake in work experience section of DS form as the Job start date was actually Jan 2006 but mistakenly it was written Jan 2007. I would like to correct it at the time of interview because I have experience letter with actual date and may needed to show Consular if asked for the same,Thus, what is the procedure to correct the mistakes in form at the time of interview and further, do this effect my chance to get visa??
So I won the green card lottery, I'm Oceania with a number of 18XX so I'll likely be called up late next year, what happens If I feel I won't be ready for a Green Card end of next year/start of 2015 and feel that I'd be better to try again in the lottery in the following years?
Is this possible, or will it be rejected as I've already sent documents off to KCC for this year. I actually signed up with USAFIS so they're automatically putting my application into the DS lottery the next four years. Will I be entered into the lottery next year even with this application in process?
I'm a winner of the of the lottery!
I have some serious questions about the addresses.
The first one is the address that I have to provide an address so they sent me the interview date....
My country has a bad reputation in terms of mail servicing... I'm really worried about the that step...
I have come up with some options to decrease the risk:
1. Provide an address in the USA using a mail forwarding service (similar to myus.com)... Seems like the best idea since is the most reliable way to do it.
2. Provide my PO Box in my country, which is a little better than the risky regular mail service. The thing is that I don't know if they will like to deliver in a PO Box...
Please let me know your suggestions.
Hello Sri Lankan Winners !!!
Please share your thoughts/experience here.
CN : 2014AS000027XX
Checked Status: May 03, 2013
1st NL received :
Sent Documents :
Confirmed receipt :
Long time browser on this forum but first post, mainly because there is so much misinformation about this topic in particular.
Now I know some people have a problem getting a visitor visa after expressing immigrant intent but to listen to people here you would think this always happens. It does not - as long as the consular officials do not think you would immigrate illegally.
My story: immigration petition from relative (F3) approved in 2008 (but notified in 2009). Selected for DV2013 and sent forms to KCC in June 2012. According to posters here I would have had no chance of visiting the US in this time. I have been 4 times while all this has been going on...
Once in 2009, on already-issued B1/B2 visa.
Twice in 2010. I needed a new visa and ticked box on question about immigrant petition, the CO asked me "do you want to emigrate to US" and I answered "yes but legally". I admit to being surprised when they issued me another 10-year B1/B2 visa (I expected a shorter one as happened to a friend who only got a year's visa).
Once in 2012, months after I had sent my forms to KCC.
No problem at all entering on each occasion.
Some context: I am a professional in an African country, a senior role with clear reasons to return home, so if you are the kind of person they are worried might slip into some usual "illegal immigrant" type role I can see they might refuse you. But it's not automatic refusal for non-immigrant visas. If you are someone who has a good job etc and would have no benefit from being illegally in the US it's different, they really do a case by case basis.
As I said I am posting this because I am tired of the scaremongering here.
(If anyone is interested, my dv interview is next month. AF52xxx.)
I'm new to the forum and to be honest had a look at it for the first time last Wednesday when I got selected for DV-2014 (applied first time and got lucky). Over last few days I have seen quite few fiery discussions mostly between raevsky (guy sound like a dick a lot of times (no offence raevsky) but seems to know a lot about the subject) and few others. Majority of the arguments were about high case number chances for an interview and then GC. One thing that got me interested was people mentioning that this year is different and it might influence the final outcome of the lottery. Could anyone please explain how this year differs from previous years and how it might affect people's chances?
Also if I could, I would like to get few other issues sorted if you dont mind:
1. Some people claim that if all numbers become 'current' (before August) then everyone selected with papers (DSP-122 and DS-230) received by KCC will get an invite for an interview? True/False ?
2. Is there anybody on this forum with high case number (well above cutoff) who got an interview/GC after all numbers become 'current'? I mean 10-20k above the cutoff.
3. How do they choose who gets an interview after all numbers become 'current'? Some claim that it's by CN, some people say that date of application with KCC, some people think that it is both or even random. Any clue?
The reason I am asking these questions is because my CN is very high 2014EU000395XX and I would like to estimate my chances. I am engineer and like to base my actions on numbers and data :) and some of the 'facts' on this forum contradict each other. I am not in a desperate need to move to USA (I reside in UK and I think I have a pretty OK life) but I had a chance to work in Cali (L1 visa) for some time and I loved the place, my wife loved it even more. So I would like to get as much info as possible to determine if I should start saving a bit more and maybe start thinking about 'how would I approach' moving across the pond or....should I just forget about the whole thing and live my life normally (buying a new car, going on vacation and all that stuff).
I apologise for the 'essay' but I really wanted to get all the info I need in one thread. If people reply I'm sure that other forum members will appreciate these questions answered.
Thanks a lot in advance and please be polite to each other.
I just got selected for 2014. When can I expect to be interviewed?
I got selected in the 2014 lottery.
A question: I was born in Sweden (and am a Swedish citizen), however, I reside in a different country, in a major city, in the European Union.
I am sending in my papers to Kentucky tomorrow.
Is my living in a different country, and asking to do the interview here, instead of in Sweden, going to have any kind of a negative impact on my case? I could go do it in Sweden, but it would be a lot of traveling for me...
Is it that necessary? If I am a student, is it a problem?
hello everyone, i need a help on issue of marital status. when i applied for i mentioned single, but i want to get married and file it now being married before getting 2NL. will there be any problem if i do like that? is there any chance they might reject a visa because of getting married after winning lottery and mentioning it on further processing.
any help is highly appreciable.