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DOS Publishes Instructions For 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery

State Dept. instructions for the year 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. This year, natives from South Sudan and Poland are eligible, while Bangladesh natives are ineligible. Entries for the DV-2013 program must be submitted electronically between 10/4/11 and 11/5/11.

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DOS Voids Announced Results Of 2012 Diversity Lottery

DOS press release announcing that, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided.  They were not valid and were posted in error.  The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law. 

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DOS Issues Notice On Registration For Diversity Immigrant (DV-2012) Visa Program

[Federal Register: October 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 190)]
[Notices]
[Page 60846-60854]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr01oc10-116]

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 7184]

Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2012) Visa Program

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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Labor certification and DV

I am a 2010 DV Lottery winner whose number is projected to be current in August 2010. My employer has started the first stages of the labor certification process. The job has just been advertised. They decided to go on with the process and will stop it when I have the green card in hand. When I go for the DV interview through Consular Processing, will the labor certification process negatively affect my chance to get the DV green card? Will there be any problem? Should I stop my employer from continuing the labor certification?

I see no problem at all with the two processes proceeding concurrently. I always advise people to concurrently file green card through all categories under which they can qualify.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Impact of unauthorized employment on DV

Is it a problem if a person wins a green card from the lottery but previously have been in USA with a tourist visa and has worked at the same time? The person have paid taxes and had returned in his country while still had a tourist status. But when he applies for the green card and when filling the forms what should he writes -that he has been with a tourist status but have worked? Is it possible that he may not be approved for the green card?

You have to tell the truth. You have paid taxes and returned within the time permitted on the I-94. I see no reason why it should impact your DV application.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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State Dept. Issues Notice of Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2011) Visa Program

[Federal Register: October 6, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 192)]
[Notices]
[Page 51354-51361]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr06oc09-117]

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 6777]

Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2011) Visa Program

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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