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Question about photo

Oct 10th 2016
Hey guys!
So I took a photo professionally and asked the photographer to send the pic to my email address so I wouldn't have to scan my picture. At home I went to the state department's website and checked all requirements and followed them - made my picture less than about 200kb and resized it to 600x600 pixels by NOT cropping but resizing using some website I found. I looked for a website that checks photos for the green card and I passsed. Then I went to the photo tool the US state...

Question about photo

question about education+ country of birth

Oct 9th 2016
hey.
this is my first year in university so i'm wondering what to choose when i sign up for dv-2018
should i choose some university courses or high school degree? whats better?

another question
i was born in turkey but i never lived there, i have a Jordanian nationality and i live in Jordan.
someone told me i should choose Jordan the country of birth because i have a Jordanian passport and i live in Jordan, is that true?
or should i choose turkey the country of birth then choose Jordan...

question about education+ country of birth

phone pictures

Oct 9th 2016
does getting a confirmation number mean that my picture is okay....and is it also okay to take a pictures using a phone e,g an iPhone with good picture quality ....or phone picture are not allowed at all

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Oct 9th 2016
Hi folks,

I have successfully moved to southwest Florida about a month ago and I'm waiting to receive the plastic Green Card in mail. I was wondering if the USCIS ELIS system where as folks remember had to pay your Immigrant Fee after you've received your visa but before you moved the US, can be used to track progress on delivery of your plastic card. My status as well as all of my family members is currently "In Process". Those of you who have already received your cards in mail, can you...

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Questions about DS-230 form

Oct 8th 2016
My main concern is when to write in "N/A". I am really confused and do not want to mess this up, so I am asking for your help, since many of you have already gone through this.

2. Other Names Used or Aliases (If married woman, give maiden name)
and
3. Full Name in Native Alphabet (If Roman letters not used)

Should I put "N/A" even though it says "(If.." ? One might imply that if no, one should skip it.


10. Permanent address in the United States where you...

Questions about DS-230 form

Applying for DV2018 after being selected in DV2017

Oct 8th 2016
Is it ok to apply for DV2018 lottery after being selected in DV2017? My CN is AF00027*** which might be current next May or June, but since my country of eligibility is Egypt so I am not sure whether this number will ever become current or not.

DV 2016 Administrative Processing Cases

Oct 7th 2016
Being put under AP is definitely no fun! Unfortunately, some cases will end up under AP regardless of how well prepared an applicant was/is, or the fact that the CO says congratulations and issues an approval notice following the interview.

This Thread is intended for those under AP to share their stories, and encourage one another; or get encouragement from other forum members as they wait to complete the process. Attached are links to some past AP Threads which some of you may find...

DV 2016 Administrative Processing Cases

Marital Status change after obtaining confirmation

Oct 7th 2016
Hello to all,

I'm applying for 2018 DV visa and I would like to know if I will be selected can I change my marital status before receiving the Green Card? I'm planing to marry next year in November after receiving results of the lottery. Both me and my partner will apply separately, but if one of us wins and in the meantime we get married, will the other one receive the green card too, or the application of the winner will be revoked.

Many thanks for your time and look forward for an...

Marital Status change after obtaining confirmation

DV2017 Egyptian winners meet here

Oct 7th 2016
Good Afternoon..

Congratulations for those who made it this year. I created this thread to share our experiences after being selected in DV2017. I am an Egyptian currenlty residing and working in Saudi Arabia and I choosed to have my interview in Cairo.

Looking for advice on marriage/application

Oct 6th 2016
Hello!

I was born in Russia and currently live in Canada. I would like to move to the US more than anything and so does my girlfriend who I've been with for 4 years, living together for 1. We are not yet ready to get married and she is not eligible to apply for the diversity visa (she was born in China). The way I see it we have 2 options:

1. Sign the paperwork to get married ASAP, both apply for DV
2. I apply for DV, hope I win, if I do win, we get married before the interview, fill out...

Looking for advice on marriage/application

No confirmationg number for DV 2018

Oct 5th 2016
Hello,

Yesterday I tried to apply for DV 2018 online, I filled the form, clicked on submit but didn't get the confirmation number, is this means that my application isn't confirmed ? Should I apply again ? Does anyone have the same problem ?

Thank you

confused about my picture for the lottery in 2017?

Oct 5th 2016
hello, I really forgot that during filling of the lottery in 2017; is that the system asked meto introduce my picture or not? Someone can tell me if the seizure of the photo is forfilling the DS260 or in a step after the selection.

6. Country of Eligibility for the DV Program (2018)

Oct 5th 2016
Dear all,

We are about to participate in the DV Lottery for 2018, but am still in doubt in regards to the mentioned topic.

For example, I am from the Netherlands and therefore eligible for the DV program, however my wife is from Brazil which is not an eligible country.

"Was your spouse born in a country whose natives are eligible? If yes, you can claim your spouse’s country of birth—provided that both you and your spouse are named on the selected entry, are found eligible and issued...

6. Country of Eligibility for the DV Program (2018)

DV related analysis sources - useful links - gathered in one place

Oct 5th 2016
Hey Guys, I would like to collect some useful stuff together. If you want to add things that you find useful, reply here and I will try to categorize/track them on this first post so they are all easily available any time.

**Official U.S. Government Website to enter the lottery**
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
************************************

USCIS info
Visa Bulletin home - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html
DV...

DV related analysis sources - useful links - gathered in one place

high case number

Oct 4th 2016
iam asking about your expectation for cut off of AFRICA my case number is around 426XX from egypt i think that is low chance especially iam 2nd draw as well thanks for your advice

DV 2018 Starts Today

Oct 4th 2016
Hi all,

I just wanted to wish best of luck to every applying for DV 2018. This is my third time applying and hoping to get good news on May 2017. Please take your time when filling out the form, be honest and keep your confirmation number. The application window will close on November 7, 2016

US DV Lottery Educational Qualification Eligibility

Oct 3rd 2016
Hi, I'm new to this forum.

I'm from sri lanka , in our country there is no high school or secondary school graduation system.
Instead of that we have O/L exam & A/L exam.
We do O/L after 11 years of school studying and A/L after 13 years of school studying.

I have completed my O/L exams well but I failed A/L, so I followed a certificate level course by private institute and after its completion, I obtained eligibility to joined with a degree program of a well-known europe university and...

US DV Lottery Educational Qualification Eligibility

Question regarding 'country you are currently live in'

Oct 3rd 2016
Hello.

This will be my first lottery and I have one minor question. Right now, I'm in China and will stay here for a while. Is there absolutely no problem if I apply from here, from Chinese ip address, or it's better to put my native country as a country I'm currently stay in and ask my brother to do it for me from there? Does it really matter at all?

HELP

Oct 2nd 2016
Hi EVERYBODY,I have a question with regard to DV visa interview.I know you have experience about this.I have name variations in my school certificates in relation to my BC and passport.Example(not my real name)

My birth certificate:GOZIBERTHA BHANJI JOHNSON
My passport:GOZIBERTHA BHANJI JOHNSON
MY o'level sheet: B: JOHN GOSBERTHA
MY A'level sheet: JOHN B GOZIBERTHA
My degree sheet:JOHN B. GOZIBETHA
what should I do and have been selected for 2017 DV.

Guys! Need ur help :(

Sep 29th 2016
Hi all ,
I've been selected in DV lottery 2017 program, I was born in France but lives in Egypt My Ref# is starting with AFxxxxx not EUxxxxx !!! I'm pretty sure I entered my data rightly !! People told me you might be rejected in the interview & warned me not to send my case to the consular
Tell me what could have gone wrong & what to do pllllz :'(

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