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Got my IV, now what?

Sep 4th 2014
Hi all,

About a month ago I was interviewed and approved for a VISA (DV).

My IV VISA will expire on January which means I should enter the US before then.

I cannot stay in the USA for more than one month, I have to come back to work in my home country (I’m still under a contract).

I remember I read somewhere that the GC will arrive only after 6 weeks starting from the time of arrival to the US. Is it true? Do I have to wait for it? I got family which can send it to me by mail.

I have also...

Got my IV, now what?

My DV interview experience in Naples, Italy.

Sep 4th 2014
It all started May 1st 2013 when I logged on the DV website and found my future husband had been selected. I was overjoyed at the result as it was the best wedding present ever. We got married May 11 2013. We had both played the dv lottery in October 2012 as singles even though we were engaged.
Our CN was quite on the high side, AF00071xxx, and we expected our interview in August. Unfortunately, we all know the way the DV2014 went, leaving a lot of disappointments in its wake.
We had our...

My DV interview experience in Naples, Italy.

Deadline to enter and activate Diversity Visa

Sep 3rd 2014
I have an interview in September (in London for an Oceania case number). Some sites suggest that the visa has to be issued and that you have to have entered the USA at the nominated Port of Entry to "activate" the visa before 30 September. It's not clear whether the deadline to enter (and have the single-use entry visa convert into a temporary greencard) is the same as the deadline for the visa to be issued.

A helpful member on this site suggested that:

The visa has to be issued...

Deadline to enter and activate Diversity Visa

CEAC data (Full) 9-1-2014

Sep 3rd 2014
As Sloner would say - hot cakes!

http://goo.gl/ab6HOa

Guinea cases

Sep 1st 2014
Hi All,
I really need help since my brother has appointment for interview in September 09 but he went to do his medical with wife in saturday and after going back to the clinic for finalizing, the clinic refuse to continue the proses and he was told that they are not taking anyone who has guinea's passport cause of the ebola. Please advise.

2015-DV selected..

Sep 1st 2014
Hello,

Would someone be kind enough to try and help me further...

I received notification on 1st May, 2014, for selection of further processing DV-2015, though, misunderstood the need to complete DS-260 immigration Visa and Alien Application process, which I have now done and sent on 31st Aug 2014. My question - is there something more I need to do? As I keep reading about how others are completing and sending forms and photographs to KCC. (But, for 21015 is that also necessary, I am a...

2015-DV selected..

DV 2015 Winners From Nepal

Aug 31st 2014
In which month can kcc cut cs number in nepal? can 4000 cs number current in november?

Important Notice for DV2014 Applicants

Aug 30th 2014
  • The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas each year, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. DVs are apportioned among six geographic regions using regional limits determined by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) according to a formula specified in Section 203(c) of...

Important Notice for DV2014 Applicants

My 2014 DV process – Asia (consular) Full report

Aug 30th 2014
My 2014 DV process – Asia (consular)

At the very end of September 2012 I decided to sign up for the “green card” lottery, I said to myself why not, honestly not hoping for much, who would just give away a green card I was thinking.


*Note to first timers- signing up to the lottery is free of charge, and very simple all you need is 1 scanned 5x5 passport pictures and some very basic information. DO NOT PAY any fee, the registration is completely free.

I didn’t think too much about the...

My 2014 DV process – Asia (consular) Full report

Daughter aging out issue

Aug 29th 2014
I'm a dv2015 winner, i have a daughter whose birthday is August 2nd,1993, when i submitted the e-dv application on October 1st 2013 she was 20 years and 2 months old, she has just turned 21 a few weeks ago she technically she is now ineligible but i read something called child status protection act.

My CN is AS13,6xx which means I'll get my interview approximately in August or September next year, by then she will be 22 years

Does CSPA apply to her case? Should i bring her to the interview...

Daughter aging out issue

Interview experience johannesburg

Aug 28th 2014
Ladies and gentlemen,

I'm posting from (sandton) Johannesburg city south-africa.

Woke up at 4 am, not that I slept anyway, checked the files again
Idle the car scream at the wife, to be ready its already 5.45 h and the bloody make never gets done grrrrr
6 am head to johannesburg, I feared the traffic but it didn't happen, 9 am relaxing at milky house in sandton-city,(not really relaxed at all lol).
Counting minutes by minutes seemed to be a century....
12 o'clock took the grand WALK to...

Interview experience johannesburg

Interview in Abu Dhabi

Aug 28th 2014
Hi

I want to check \ask people how been interviewed before in. Abu Dhabi embassy if they been asked for the AOS 134 form or not

Questions on Financial Statement

Aug 27th 2014
Hi all,

I'm a DV 2014 winner and my interview is just around the corner. I'll most likely go to the interview with my bank statement that is a little short of 10k, which comes from many sources (and efforts) such as selling my car and contributions from my parents and relatives. I'm certain I'll be asked for a financial proof as I live in a developing country and have no employment history. I will not be able to prove that I have huge amount of cash sitting in my account for a long time, this...

Questions on Financial Statement

[Humour] - [Video] How it feels to get high number..

Aug 26th 2014
Obviously this is intended to be funny and not factual what so ever;

Help - DV LOTTERY AND FORM I-797C

Aug 26th 2014
I won the 2008 Visa lottery and my visa was awarded to me in January 2009. I did not come to the US till 11/07/09 and my point of entry was Philadephia.

I was expecting to see my welcome letter in the post and the green card but i received today a form named I-797C, notice of action asking me to come for my biometric. The forms says , ' PLEASE APPEAR AT THE SUPPORT CENTER BELOW AT THE TIME SPECIFIED . IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AS SCHEDULED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED ABANDONED. On...

Help - DV LOTTERY AND FORM I-797C

Have not got second letter yet who are current in october

Aug 26th 2014
Case number - AS 13 hundred
Second letter - not received
Ds 260 submission - May 30

Forgot to write a middle name in dv2013 on-line application.

Aug 25th 2014
Hi

My question is about the on-line DV-2013 application form. More precisely, I forgot to write my middle name in application.

For example: (This is not my real personal data)

James David Smith (in a passport)
James Smith (in this way, I wrote in form without a middle name )

And a question is, it may be an issue at the interview. ( Of course if my entry will be selected and I will be invited to interview in embassy)

DV visa for asylum seeker in third country

Aug 25th 2014
I have won the DV lottery for 2015 but i am having issues with processing it. I am an asylum seeker in a third country and i applied for DV lottery based on my country. Am i eligible to process it further?

DV2015 and marriage challenge

Aug 24th 2014
Hello

My wife was selected for DVEU201500000xxx, but we have a problem and we want to get some advises from you her in the forum.

Back in the summer 2013 we got married in United States. We have much of our family there, and combined that with a big family vacation that was a good choice for us. When we came back to our home country we sent the marrige documentation to the goverment in our home country, and we also joined the lottery in october 2013 as married.

After a few weeks I talked...

DV2015 and marriage challenge

Won DV, have dual nationality, was born in a non eligible country, also my parents.

Aug 24th 2014
Hi,
I won the DV lottery, using a Spanish passport, got the nationality through my grandparents (Civil War Refugees). I did all the process, had the medical exam, fingerprints, paid for everything, and now it appears it is going to be denied (at the time of the interview) because my parents were also born in a non eligible country and the Spanish citizenship was obtained through my grandparents.

Is this right? Is there anything I can do? - They told me to wait for further instructions...

Won DV, have dual nationality, was born in a non eligible country, also my parents.

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