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After getting the DV visa

Jul 19th 2014
I want to know the process of after getting the dv entry visa. Is there a validity date of the visa? How much time do I get to be prepared?

After reaching US, how long does it takes to get a green card? Is there any limitation that I have to be in US for certain amount of time/years after getting GC?

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Help filing DS-260 with the question: "is this child immigrating at a later date to join you

Jul 18th 2014
My child is over 21, so when I filled out the DV Lottery application, I put down 0 (zero) eligible children. DS-260 asks all children. My child is not immigrating with me, so the answer to that question is "no"; however, I do not know how to answer the next question, if he will be immigrating at a later date to join me. My child is working on his own immigration, independent of my application, so he may join me later, but not with my application. What should the answer to this question be?

embassy rescheduled the interview from there own

Jul 18th 2014
Hi every body
US embassy in Riyadh informed me that they has rescheduled my interview from there own without my request , is that seems normal ?
thank you for share in advance

DV 2014 - Strange Case

Jul 18th 2014
Hi,

Simply i won the DV Lottery 2014, sent my papers to KCC. Never heard back from them until i called to confirm that everything is ok.
KCC never sent me any email or letter of notification about the interview. it was by pure coincidence that i knew that my appointment was scheduled in June after checking the DV status check. this coincidence happened one week after the day of the interview.
So here the problem starts: I contacted the US embassy and asked for rescheduling my appointment of...

DV 2014 - Strange Case

After arrival - never ending questions

Jul 18th 2014
Hi again everyone, please let me know if I shouldn't be posting in this category anymore, I don't really know where else to place this.

So I'm already in NV, it's going to be my 3rd day and the list of things to sort out just keeps growing... !

So here are some of my burning questions at the moment:

- Do I have to file the form AR-11 Change of Address with USCIS? I'm a new immigrant and this address in Las Vegas is my first one ever in the US. So do I need to file this? I would assume not as...

After arrival - never ending questions

2015 DV Winners from Zimbabwe

Jul 17th 2014
If there are any DV winners from Zimbabwe, Please participate here. I have been through the process and am willing to help however I can. I found this platform very helpful when I needed answers to the many questions that I had.

2015 DV Zimbabwe Winners

Jul 17th 2014
I've created this thread for 2015 DV winners from both past and present to share information and experiences. Looking forward to hearing from everyone!

US Embassy in London - Interview Experience

Jul 17th 2014
Hello everyone,

So as promised I'm going to share with you all my Interview experience, hopefully it will help out some of you. (BTW, this was all the way back in February, so I might not remember everything and get some details wrong). I'm going to try be as detailed as I can, I'm breaking this up into 3 parts (Before Interview, Interview, and POE), so if you're only interested in the interview itself, skip the first one

PRE-INTERVIEW

Flew into London from Jersey Channel Islands (JER...

US Embassy in London - Interview Experience

How long does it take for both Medical and Police documents to expire

Jul 17th 2014
I just wanted to know for how long does the police certificate and medical examination results take to expire. And for example if i am doing my interviews in this December 2013, when is it appropriate for me to start chasing the whole process of acquiring those papers

Thanks

Need help-Urgent - Name Mistake in the 2nd letter,

Jul 17th 2014
Hi ,I am DV 2014 winner , i have received my 2nd interview letter and my interview next September ,i fond a mistake in my daughter name(spelling) ,I think, I did it in the initial enter,instead of write Abeer Kareem Ali, i wrote Abeer Karim Ali, and when i send forms to KCC i wrote the correct name(Abeer Kareem Ali),but when i received the 2nd letter still with mistake one (Abeer Karim Ali)and all her documents(passport,birth certificate) with the correct name (Abeer Kareem Ali),please...

Need help-Urgent - Name Mistake in the 2nd letter,

is my Medical Appointment date fine

Jul 17th 2014
On 22. Oct. 2013, I sent an email to the IOM- Migration Health Assessment Center in Nairobi to reschedule an appointment for my Medical exams since i will be doing my Interviews in December 02, 2013 at 6:30AM.

These guys received my email and they booked me on 27. November 2013. is this fine since i had that its good to book your medicals before 2 weeks to your interviews.

Thanks

DV loterry 2014 selectee, applying for visitor visa

Jul 17th 2014
i was selected for further processing with case number AS201416xxx but due to high case number, i gave up hope since long time ago. now instead i am applying for a visitors visa with my family in september., is there any chances that for getting a B1/B2 visa. (of course my intentions was to immigrate b4 but now i am studying and willing to return)

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Just arrived, help with US phone number and SS ?

Jul 16th 2014
Hello everyone, just a few quick questions:

Would anyone be able to tell me how to go about getting a new simcard and a US mobile phone number?
Is it just completely simple and I can go in and get a plan I want, what do I need? What carrier and plan would everyone recommend? I'm not crazy with my phone.

Another thing is the Social Security Card/Number. I remember checking in the box which asked if I wanted one assigned to me on the documents we had to send off to KCC, however the CBP officer...

Just arrived, help with US phone number and SS ?

If someone received the second letter for September interview?

Jul 15th 2014
I just want to ask if someone received the second letter for September interview? thanks

Choosing a US city : Tech/Engineering sector | public transportation

Jul 15th 2014
Hello,

I would appreciate some guidance or opinions on choosing a US city to live. My main criteria are: great public transportation system(as I won't be owning a car anytime soon ), good variety of jobs in Engineering/IT field, and average cost of living.

I've done some research, and the following choices have come up: Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia. Anybody can say a few words or recommend some others ?

I just graduated from a European University and I'm quite confident in getting a job in...

Choosing a US city : Tech/Engineering sector | public transportation

Winners from palestine

Jul 15th 2014
any Palestinian in this forum ????

I made a mistake in DS-260

Jul 14th 2014
Hi all, I have a problem which is confusing:

in fact, i have realized that i did a mistake in the DS-260 with one of the middle names !!!!

1- it's bit strange as we are using a "long Name system" in Egypt which means that they write (full 5 names) in the official documents !
2- when i filled up the DV entry, i put my Surname, Given name , As i remember, when i entered the DS-260 form for the first time, it was already written in the form as per the DV-entry
3-how can i correct that ? ( i...

I made a mistake in DS-260

Miami Point of entry

Jul 13th 2014
Hello to everyone,
I would like to know if anyone after getting green card has made the first entry to the Miami immigration and how long does it take to finish proceedings.

Thanks to all!

prepare 2 affidavit of support I-134

Jul 13th 2014
well my interview approached and finally we had found different friends who will help us with I-134, I'm concern if one of the affidavit will be declined in the interview so is it ok if i ask both of the friends to send me this form? any similar situation?
thank you in advance

My visa interview location

Jul 11th 2014
Dear friends
I am Sudanese one of the winners of Dv.2015 and my case number about AF16***
My question, I would like my visa interview to be in Cairo but I saw the cut-off for Egypt is slow, is my case number will be account with Egypt case numbers or Africa numbers (Sudan).??
If for Africa when the interview will be?

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