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London Interview June 2017 - DV

Jun 26th 2017
Hi folks,

I just wanted to write a quick post about my experience and ask a question from those who have been there before. Firstly, don't get nervous about the interview, there is nothing unexpected - just be prepared. Have every document they mention in their lists including duplicates for them to take.

Every person we dealt with at the embassy was very pleasant, the guy who took our documents was a very nice gentleman who chatted casually while assisting us - I forgot the return...

London Interview June 2017 - DV

DV 2016 OC Selectees

Jun 21st 2017
New Thread for DV 2016 OC selectees to ask questions and share thoughts regarding the wild wind journey they're about to embark upon.

Best of luck to you guys!

Green Card Lottery

Jun 20th 2017
Hi everyone!
How to increase chances of winning?

DV 2017 Administrative Process (AP) Cases

Jun 19th 2017
Hi every one, I am a DV-2017 winner. I was interviewed on November 2nd in Ankara/Turkey and my case were put to AP. Where can I check the status of my case ? I checked the CEAC but it says: " Invalid Immigrant Visa Case Number."

~ Post moved from the DV 2016 AP Thread ~

DV 2018 EU Selectees

Jun 17th 2017
Thread created on request for DV2018 EU Selectees to share ideas and encourage each other.

DV 2015 Selectees from Ghana

Jun 17th 2017
2015 winners from Ghana, kindly share you thoughts.

DV lottery - package that should be received via post after GC activation?

Jun 16th 2017
Hi all.

A question here : when someone entered the USA the first time to activate the GC, what are the stuff that should have been received in the GC letter (along with the GC)?

Would SSN be automatically assigned to the person as well? If yes, the SSN card/paper would also be included int he package?

How About DV 2019?

Jun 12th 2017
Has not been selected for long time so that waiting to DV 2019 again. Hope this 2018 will be splendor to me.

Reading all winners adventure are so excitement.

All the best,


Jun 12th 2017
Welcome all in this forum to share and learn. DV 2013 & DV2014 please hold our hand as we embark on this journey that you are conquerors.


Jun 10th 2017
I don't mean to repeat the same questions asked over and over here but i am a little confused as i am new here and with little knowledge about the DV Lottery. The thing is i only found out 2 weeks ago that i was also selected in the 2016 Dv lottery & my CN is AF003xxx. My question is now that it's the end of December & i have lost time/months since May, is there still chance for me and should i go ahead and submit the DS-260 form?? will i be granted an interview date, am i not too late...


July 2017 Visa Bulletin

Jun 10th 2017
Next months Visa Bulletin is out.

As we all know all regions are current.

Egypt: 30,600
Nepal: 7,075
Uzbekistan: 13,300

DV 2018 Visa Lottery Results:

115,968 winners.

Being SA00024XX I just want to take this moment to try and get sense on how in the world you can win just to simply not get it at the end. Really soul crushing when there is a high number of winners.

How do you interpret my 2400 number taking into account there are 5000 winners from SA?


Jun 9th 2017
Dear all...thank you for your effective supports..

I have won the DV2018 and my DS260 is Completed and just I'm doing a review before submitting.

I have some inquiries:

1- In the question about my father PLACE OF BIRTH, as in his old passports "the real" place of birth is in Jerusalem, but in his new passport it is written "Jordan".

Shall I use Jerusalem although it is written in his most recent passport Jordan?...


Qualifying through work experience as an entrepreneur

Jun 9th 2017
Hi everybody,

I'm a bit nervous about my case because I'm trying to qualify through work experience as an entrepreneur and CEO:

I run a bar/pool hall, which I bought 6 years ago from my employer and I have been officially an entrepreneur and CEO of my own company ever since. I currently employ 5 people and back in 2013 I also owned a small nightclub which I ran under the same company. I make a decent living as an entrepreneur and I would actually keep running the company in my home...

Qualifying through work experience as an entrepreneur

DV 2017 EU Selectees

Jun 7th 2017
Congratulations to all the winners!

DV Lottery- Children's Court docs Natural Children

Jun 5th 2017
Need some advice- I am in Australia, 2018 winner. I am divorced and the natural mother of my children. Do I need to provide custody papers of my natural children? I thought custody docs were required for adopted children only? My case- I haven't applied for sole custody, as ex has moved interstate and has no connection with me and the kids, they live with me and I am responsible for them. If someone from 2017 lottery has been in a similar situation and has gone through their...

DV Lottery- Children's Court docs Natural Children

inquiry about first time in US

Jun 5th 2017
hi all,

im about to go to US to activate my GC as im worried about the return of travel ban

i'll just gonna stay 5 days during this short period do i have to go somewhere for green card processor?

as i know the GC will be stamped in my passport in the airport.. would this one be enough even though im leaving before receiving my GC and SSN?

could this 5 days are enough to open a bank account in US?

after coming back im gonna apply for a new passport would that be a problem?

won from Sudan, 2017AF00025xxx

Jun 5th 2017
Hi everyone, is there's any selectees from Sudan?
i won, i'm Sudanese resident in KSA i just know i won after 2 months
at 28 of July i checked and found that i won for 2017 lottery.
i filled the DS 260 maybe at august!!
i edited it at September due i got new baby
we will fight to get the VISA, its better to die fighting

anyhow now i'm waiting the interview schedule, please pray for me and my family (wife, and 3 child).

The "been there done that" thread: life in the US after DV

Jun 1st 2017
Maybe mods can make this sticky. I think it'll be worthwhile- it's always interesting to see the progress other people have made when you are on a similar path. The idea is to add links to blogs etc here rather than fill this thread with posts. The ones below are the ones I am aware of/can remember ... Apologies if I forgot anyone but please add on.

CrawfinUSA - an Aussie in Maine:

Guriix - a Kenyan...

The "been there done that" thread: life in the US after DV

Urgent: Police Record

Jun 1st 2017
Dear all,
I didn't find an answer to my problem, so I am posting it here:
I have my GreenCard interview in two weeks already and felt super prepared for everything, until today:

Police records
- I obtained police records from the country I live in (which is my primary citizenship / nationality) and another country, where I spent a couple of my adult years.
- I was born in Argentina, and moved to Europe by the age of 2. I lived in Europe ever since. Theoretically I still have...

Urgent: Police Record