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DV 2018 All Selectees

Aug 22nd 2017
This Thread has been created for all DV 2018 Selectees to use in sharing the good news about their selection and to potentially ask questions about processing.

So let me be the first to say congratulations on your selection and best of luck with the processing!

DV 2018 Selectees from Benin (West Africa)

Aug 17th 2017
Is Anyone here selected for the DV 2018 from Benin or someone with experience in DV lotto? i have few questions... my case number is current (less than 8500) based on the new published visa bulletin but KCC is saying that they have not processed my DS260 and that i will not go with october interview batch even though it was submitted on 05/22/2017 is this common?

DS 260 Nationality Question

Aug 14th 2017
Hi all,

I am a winner of 2018 DV - OC5xx

I originally submitted my DS 260 in early May when the results were announced, I have since unlocked it again in mid June because I discovered that I MAY hold a certain class of British nationality (definitely not UK citizenship) and I will need to add (passport number) to DS260. I have since sent off all the relevant documents to the UK HMPO for assessment but they are taking forever and have not given me a time frame on how long it would take....

DS 260 Nationality Question

Sponsorship document

Aug 13th 2017
Hi! A friend of a friend has just won the DV lottery and asked me to become their sponsor for the consulate interview. I believe this involves filling out a form and submitting proof of income, etc. I am a bit hesitant to do it since I don't know the person and it looks like it's a big obligation. I won the DV lottery about 6 yrs ago and I am currently in the U.S. What are the implications of signing this sponsorship form for someone to guarantee funds, etc? Would the US government come...

Sponsorship document

DV 2018 Kenya Selectees

Aug 11th 2017
I'm starting a DV 2018 Kenya forum for those who will be interviewed out of the US Embassy Nairobi, Kenya..I went through the process in 2014, successfully resettled here and my experience might help a soul somewhere as I was helped on this forum..

Re-entry permit: successful & denied experiences

Aug 10th 2017
Hi, can people with re-entry permit experience, especially DV winners, please help with my questions?

Background: DV winner, already made activation trip last month, circumstances have changed and wish to apply for re-entry permit for 2 years. Considering entering in a few months time to apply for permit. My questions are:

1. What work related reasons have people used that has gotten them approval?
E.g. Gaining more industry specific experience, eligible to transfer to US office...

Re-entry permit: successful & denied experiences

September 2017 Visa Bulletin

Aug 9th 2017
AFRICA: 8,500
Egypt: 2,350
Ethiopia: 2,100

ASIA: 1,200
Iran: 750
Nepal: 750

EUROPE: 2,600



and the CARIBBEAN: 190

Adress on DS-260 resident adress or just mailing?

Aug 8th 2017
Greetings. I´d like to start of by saying this forum and a lot of people have been a huge help on my journey to get my DV Green card.

Now to my question. The adress that you give on the DS-260, is that consider to be our "resident" adress in US or simply our mailing adress?
We called them and changed this adress the second we landed in US, as my friend who is suppose to collect our cards while we are abroad moved to another state.

Reason why i´m asking is that I´ve heard that you dont have...

Adress on DS-260 resident adress or just mailing?

Possible early announcement of September VB numbers

Aug 6th 2017
I'm cautiously optimistic that these will be the numbers for October interviews...

Document translations and USA address

Aug 5th 2017
So one week ago I finally got the email with the interview date at the USA embassy.

I'm scheduled for late April, so I have about 6 week to prepare.

I still have no actual address in the USA. I used one of those mail forwarders and I'm not sure that will cut it at the interview. Should I just book a hotel there and give that address? Can I even change it at this point?

Regarding all official documentation I have to gather, I think it has to be translated, but what are the...

Document translations and USA address

Visa for my parents

Aug 5th 2017
Hi all
I won the lotterie of 2016 and I came with my wife in the usa since January 2017. We lived with a cousin and we managed to find a job, we had all our papers (green card, ssn, bank account, credit card, signed work contract ...) and everything goes well for us. I want my parents to spend two weeks with us, my question is: will my parents easily have B1 / B2 visa, especially since I do not yet have a house rental contract with my name so I don ' Have not yet paid taxes since it will...

Visa for my parents

Family name correction

Aug 4th 2017
hello every one and thanks for this great forum
I was selected for the dv 2017 but I made a mistake in entering my data when applied . Im a Sudanese and we have no Surname or middile names in our passports every body have 4 names after each others in one line
So I entered the first three names as first/ middle and family name but I missed my 4th name.
Is there anywhere I can add my last name ? Or should I write me name as written in the passport?

Please advice

Thanks in advance

Which part the of states all you winners mostly settle in?

Aug 3rd 2017
Just wondering where mostly settled in? It looks like WA economy is booming with lot of tech jobs out there. I've been considering WA,ID,CO & UT in that order.