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Cairo or Abu Dhabi ?

Aug 18th 2014
Hi - i am Egyptian with CN: 2015AF26xxx, used to work in UAE, so i wrote Abu Dhabi as my office for processing. now my company is closing the project that i am working with, and hence i have to leave the country. so i am confused if i should change the office to Cairo or just leave it in Abu Dhabi and go later for my interview there!
what is better for me ? processing from Cairo or Abu Dhabi ?

Mapping migration in the US

Aug 16th 2014
Interesting chart from the NYT.
Maps states by migration - % of people living there who were born there, from another region in the US, or immigrated.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/upshot/mapping-migration-in-the-united-states-since-1900.html

Entry into USA after getting VISA (DV Lottery)

Aug 16th 2014
Hi All

i have been successful in passing my interview and have been awarded the visa for green card. It expires by 14/02/2014 however for the 1st entry i intend to go to USA and get my passsport stamped and return within 2-3 weeks maximum. I may not receive the actual physical green card within this timeframe.

Thus will that be a problem when i wish to travel to USA again? Do i need to apply for something then?

My dv lottery visa journey 2014 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Aug 15th 2014
My dv lottery visa journey 2014 - Colombo, Sri Lanka


Hi All,

I have looked at this forum a million times throughout my journey and have found it sooo amazingly helpful I thought I would share my experience in the hopes that it might help some people. my special thanks to these members, Britsimon, SusieQQQ, Lionhawk, mandb, samlanka, and lakshanpereraa for their support and encouragement provided through this process.

Pre-Interview

In My case I was very nervous...

My dv lottery visa journey 2014 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

LND Embassy Interview Experience

Aug 14th 2014
Hi All. Just wanted to share my DV2014 lottery experience. It has been quite a ride! Applying, waiting for the results and then spending another 15 months wondering if my number will ever get current, despite history laughing in my face and saying: “ NO WAY DUDE! FORGET IT!”

First of all, huge thanks to the forum CREW!

Simon your input, patience, DV expertise and commitment are uncanny! To simply put it:
View attachment 111

Vladdy my Man, Mom, SQQQ, Kayend, Rafik, Malcolm, Sloner,...

LND Embassy Interview Experience

When to file 260 to delay interview.

Aug 13th 2014
Hi guys. Lets share some tips & tricks.

My case number is AS000055xx.
When should I submit my Ds-260 in order to get a visa interview in April or May 2015.
(Reason for this is, I can not travel to US before October, 2015 - job contract issues. For example, if I get a Visa in February, I have to travel within 6 months, which is August - not suitable for me).
So, here is my estimation: If I submit my DS-260 on January 1st. It will take minimum 4-8 weeks to get fully processed. Lets say it gets...

When to file 260 to delay interview.

2014 DV lottery winner-date of interview?

Aug 13th 2014
dear all
good day
my case # is 2014AS00019XXX- do u know around what month do you think I will get the interview?
also when do I need to take the doctor exam?

affidavit of support form question

Aug 12th 2014
hi every body
what is the right affidavit of support form for immigrants is it i-134 form or there is another one else ? should we list all the family members in one form or every member should be in saperate form ?
thank you of your help

Is there a possibility that both spouses will be selected for further processing???

Aug 12th 2014
Is there a possibility that both spouses will be selected for further processing? Have you heard any case like that before? After selection, does KCC post-process to discard those entries?

First VB for 2015 dv winners!

Aug 12th 2014
C. THE DIVERSITY (DV) IMMIGRANT CATEGORY RANK CUT-OFFS
WHICH WILL APPLY IN OCTOBER

For October, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2015 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:
Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 8,000 Except:...

First VB for 2015 dv winners!

Based on September VB is my CN safe

Aug 12th 2014
Hi im from Singapore my CN is 2015AS13,6xxx am i safe?expected interview month? Should i be worried about not getting current / running out of visa? I just saw the VB for 2014 and based on that I'm not current will it be the same for DV15, Thanks..

DV Lottery 2016 Applicant

Aug 12th 2014
Hello All.
My First post. I'm a newbie so please be gentle.

So, my husband is Irish, born and bred, Irish passport. Me, the wife, I'm UK born and bred, Uk passport. Kids both UK born and bred with UK passports. We currently live in England.
We have decided to enter DV lottery 2016. You've got to be in it to win it, so nothing to lose.
I am presently trawling the Web, finding out as much information as I can in readiness for 1st October 2014*

From my research so far, I understand hubby is...

DV Lottery 2016 Applicant

Paris Embassy : Game Over / Visa Over

Aug 12th 2014
Someone in Paris said, he received this following email from Paris Embassy:

"
Sir,

We received the copy of the bank account. However, we were informed that the diversity lottery program DV2014 has reached the annual quota and no more visa numbers are available. We will be notified if, however, some numbers have not been attributed to the months of August and September, but unlikely and without warranty. !

"

By the way, the guy is from Algeria but he lives in France and his CN were an AF !...

Paris Embassy : Game Over / Visa Over

POE. DV visa holders acceptance or denial

Aug 11th 2014
Its known that your issued visa by the embassy does not guarantee your entrance to the US as the decision will be taken by homeland security officers.

I had a discussion with a previous DV winner who claims that some POE are more prone to reject your visa (in his example JFK) and some are more tolerant (in his example IAD) . Is this true fact?

DV2015 asian selectees CN 10,000-15,000 GTFIH

Aug 9th 2014
are we gonna all make it ? given that this year's last cut-off number for asia is merely 13,350, the prior year it maxed out at 9,000-ish and went current the following month, my CN is 13,6,xx had i been selected for DV2014 i would be crying on the corner now for missing out just 200-ish

i did some research though and i found that DV2014 has 22,000-23,000 selectees while DV2015 has 20,002 selectees exactly, will the difference in the number of selectees make up for the increase in cut-off...

DV2015 asian selectees CN 10,000-15,000 GTFIH

About bad medical result?

Aug 9th 2014
My X-ray result was not good.Any experiences like this?Please help me!

***DV2014 Myanmar selectees report here!!!

Aug 9th 2014
Discussion for Interview Experience and Everything

which site should we check 2nd NL?

Aug 9th 2014
excuse me okay its just a suppose okay.lets suppose that i didnt got the mail by the KCC in my email address but visa bulletin shows me i am current then where shall i check for the 2nd NL? plz help i am a selecetee waiting for dv 2015 october interview and the VB is going to publish within 6 days.so plz help me

Tracking GC delivery via USCIS ELIS

Aug 8th 2014
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

Problem with the Application for late payment of DV Fee

Aug 8th 2014
Hello,
I have applied after my wife was awarded a number, we applied in april, but it seems that we forgot the most important part which is the DV Fee of 330 per person.
We did the biometrics in June 4 and received already the work permit, 5 days ago received a call from local USCIS that KCC didnt have our payment, and they didnt sent the file for the interview.
The same day I paid the fee and send it next day to St Louis.
I will like to know if we are on time and if there is anything we can...

Problem with the Application for late payment of DV Fee

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