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Nepal - Case # (10k-11k)
Iran - Case # (10k)
Others - Case # 20k - 23k
Prediction for visa issued
Nepal - 3500
Others - 3000 - 3500
1. Asia region quota is 9k.
2. Nepal hit country limit by 10-11k, so case # after 11k held by Nepalese will consider as holes.
3. Iran will not hit their country limit due to high AP rate. In DV13, Iran can hit their country limit because it has 6k out of 16k selectees but in DV14, it has 23k selectees so when AP returned back to pool might be use for others.
4. After 15k case #, it might only have 300 selectees per 1000 case # with the assumption of the selection will ignore any Iran and Nepal after both country has reached 6k+ selectees.
Other predictions or ideas are welcome.
My name is Marion and I am French. I got my green card through the lottery a few years ago and then moved to NYC for two years. After those two years, I was honestly tired of NYC (working two jobs to pay for my rent was a just a bit intense lol) and decided I wanted to try to study in Australia. I then moved back to France, got a job for a few months and when I finally had enough money to pay for my school enrolment, i moved to Australia. I now have a diploma and would like to move back to the states. BUT i was stupid enough not to apply for a re entry permit prior to me leaving the USA and I have now been out of the country for nearly two years
I am moving back to France next month and just booked an eligibility interview at the american embassy in paris. But Im really scared as I dont think i qualify for a returning resident visa. indeed, I "chose" to get a job in France to pay for the australian college and then chose to go study in Australia for a year. So that does not really belong to "reasons beyong my control". I am an honest person and simply wants a chance to go back to the states after two years of living abroad
what do you think? what are my chances? should i just give up and not show up to the interview?
I emailed an immigration lawyer but im pretty sure he's gonna want to charge me 2 grands to answer my question lol
thanks a lot for those of you who will answer! :)
2013 has been a year of transition for my family and I, and many of you on the same journey of changes. 2014 will bring about some exciting changes and challenges. I'm sure we will support one another through whatever may be about to happen.
For 2014 I hope to see a lot of happy stories of success and I really hope for few stories of sadness. Fingers crossed!
The correct form can also be send via email as attachment , right?
I got my visa for 3 months and it writes .Class A or B (TB) Req. ATTN of USPHS at POE
I had the sputum test in Ankara and it was negative.
I am going to buy my plane ticket in 3-4 days. But i am not sure if 1 week entrance in the USA is enough. We are planning to go there permanently in May or June. What we thought was entering the US for 1 week, turn back to Turkey. And my wife's relatives will be sending our Green Cards to Turkey via courier service. And go to the usa permanently in May or June
But will 1 week be enough for me with this on my visa "Class A or B (TB) Req. ATTN of USPHS at POE"
Ps : My visa is valid till late of February. Planning to be in the USA between 3-10 February.
I am still haunted by my experience of exporting our pet birds (cockatiels) from Australia and importing them into the EU some time ago ... as it was an extremely difficult, frustrating and very expensive experience to be dealing with authorities and vets of two countries, in addition to realizing that professional pet moving companies have no clue about birds (just cats and dogs), so after deciding I can do this on my own, it went on to finding an air line willing to transport them, finding/fitting IATA-approved travel crates suitable for birds, getting a CITES certificate to be handed to the authorities in the exporting country ... all up it cost us about $1,200 of which half was only the air fare.
So if this isn't testament to how much we love our birds, then I don't know what is! - lol :o
We really hope that importing them into the US will be much easier. At this point, I am completely clueless and want to start the process of finding out what we need to know, so I will add information here as I gather it (starting soon). Perhaps this will be helpful for others, too. Feel free to add info or questions. ~ Thanks.
As one might suspect liberty, freedom of speech and freedom of worship etc. But some of the other things they have pointed to may surprise you.
Among the answers I got were the Times Square, Sandra Bullock, South Beach, The Cosby Show and the Western Films.''
Terrific answers you may want to say!
However, I would love to hear what you love about America
We landed at SFO yesterday. We were handed customs forms on the plane but were told new immigrants didn't need to fill in a landing card. It seemed a quietish day with just one BA and one Emirates flight landing at that time. We were told to join the visitors queue but once at the front people were directed to whichever line was the shortest even if in the citizens section. The CBP officer was friendly and had a bit of a chat - he is originally from near where my father lives (we have my fathers address for the GC delivery, he asked if that was still where we wanted them sent). He didn't ask us much other than confirming which airline we landed with and that we didn't have any food or cash in excess of $10K. After taking our fingerprints and photos we were sent with our packs to the secondary processing area. There were 6 or 7 groupings waiting, one with immigrant packs and the others seemingly having people with unfortunate names. Our processing was done after about a 20-minute wait in tandem with the other new immigrant family, each with our own official. Fingerprint and signature for the GC. We were told to go to a social security office to check the application was being processed and (as someone else reported ) also told the GC would take 3-6 months to be delivered. Then the officer smiled and said "congratulations!" and handed us our passports back ... And so we entered the US as LPRs.
I see that the numbers for selected to interview are very low..for asia for January only 3,700 are selected.
I have a # 19XXX do u think I have a change to be selected for interview?
u ever already went already to the interview.. does all documents need to be translated to English? or it can remain in the native language ?meaning in the same language that is spoken where is the embassy?
I am curious about how much is enough for financial evidence.
Someone says it is expected to have 10K per each person.
I would like to know about how much do/did you prepare for the amount.
In my case, My wife and I (2 person) prepared for $85k bank statement.
I think this is more than enough.
As some of us celebrate holidays at this time (for me it is now Christmas eve) I wanted to send my wishes for a wonderful 2014 for you all. Here's hoping for outcomes that will end the "eternal statistical musings" as you get interviews, results and new adventures ahead; be they Green Cards or otherwise.
Thank you for the humour, the surprises and the overall incredible spirit of goodwill you have all shown each other (mostly :)) over the year. Coming to the forum and reading your posts often brings with it not only interest and discussion but smiles and the odd giggle.
I wish you all well. I still have my entry in, and indeed it would be quite the event should the universe decide it would be funny to finally give me a selection! :)
To those who celebrate this season, have a joyous one, and to those who don't, I wish you happiness, health and new adventures ahead in 2014.
My interview is very near.
How should I answer if the officer ask me "where I will stay in the USA" while I don't know anyone there.
Do I need to find a sponsor in the US?
I have a visa interview on January 14th and have already confirmed it. However, I am now unsure if I will receive my medical results and fingerprint check in time (10 and 20 working days to process, respectively). I've only just come back to Australia after a year living abroad and so have only started scheduling appointments. Now with everyone closing down for the holiday break, I'm running short of time to get my results back before the end of January, which is apparently the time in which I have a visa number assigned to me (according to the US Consulate General in Sydney). What are the chances of me being able to reschedule my interview and receiving another visa number?