Over the last couple of years I have been helping DV lottery selectees around the world. I have spent countless hours (typically at least 10 to 20 hours each week) learning about the process, answering questions from selectees, creating this website and extracting/publishing the CEAC data. I hope and know that this knowledge has helped many people, and have been thanked many times – for which I am truly grateful.Some people have asked if they can extend the “thank you” and donate something to contribute to the costs of running the website and my time – which is very kind of them.I have been working on a book to guide people through the process step by step and I am almost ready to make that available through Amazon. I planned to use any income from that book to pay for something I could enjoy with my daughter (almost 7 years old) who sees me working on DV lottery forums and BritSimonSays as my “second job”. She, frankly, misses out from the time I spend, but I feel that helping people through this process is important work. So – she would like me to build a “secret” treehouse (shhh – don’t say the secret out loud), so she and I could spend some quality time together.
However, I didn’t start doing this for money, and I want to continue providing information to those that need it, free of charge. So – in order to keep this as a public resource, I would prefer to publish the new information (guides to the process) on my webpage instead of the book – I would feel better about that idea.
So perhaps you want to help with the treehouse project. It shouldn’t be much – just a few dollars – and only if/when you can afford it. You can click the link below to donate and leave a comment.
I also would love to see a few comments on this page that I could read to my daughter to explain why Daddy likes to help all his “friends who want to live in America”. Her name is Sofia…
Thank you all and good luck!
August 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm
Hey there Sophia
Big big big Love from Tehran/Iran
U know according to science, nothing is 100%.
But i think there are exceptions, like the love your father has for you. 😉🤘
August 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm
September 2, 2017 at 6:07 pm
thanks Simon, really appreciate your time and what youre doing
September 2, 2017 at 7:06 pm
September 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm
Dear princess sofia
Your father is amazing man and behind every amazing man a great daughter. Your father cultivates happiness to thousands of people each year.
You may have grown up from being a cute little girl to a beautiful young woman, but you will forever be the loving daughter that you’ve always been.
God save you wonderful father.
September 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm
Thank you for the kind words
September 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm
I know no other person can love your dad as much as you do but I have to say even if I do not know him personally, I like him and respect him for what he does here to help thousands of people.( yes thousands!). And because people tend to ask the same questions over and over again, believe me you probably also have the most patient father in the world 🙂
If sometimes he spends too much time on his website helping people instead of spending time with you, tell him that you love him so much and he should give a break .
So, never forget these words I’ve written above here: Respect , Patience and lots of Love !
Cheers from Holland and take care little Sofia 🙂
September 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Thank you for the very kind message. I will read this with Sofia after she comes back from school.
October 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Hi Sweet Little Sofia !
What a beautiful name you have !
It’s sounds like a princess name 😉
I am Jordane, and I come from France ! I am sure you know where is France, it’s not very far away from Great Bretagne 🙂
Sofia, could you please help me to convey a very important message to your father please ?
I really want to thank him for his help and his answers to all my questions on his blog. It helps me a lot with my visa adventure for the USA !
I just obtained my visa and now I am planing a new adventure in Florida where I studied during 5 months ! I can’t wait to go back to Disney world ! Have you ever been there ? Maybe Disney land in California ?
So please, say thank you to your father ! He is a very generous man and I am sure he is a fantastic daddy !!
I hope he is building you a lovely treehouse ! My father did the same for me when I was a little girl (I am 27 now), he build me a little tree house with purple window!!
So, what I suggest now is either doing a donation or send you French candy or French chocolate by post ! It’s up to you 🤗
Brit, from the bottom of my heart thank you so much…. you are doing an amazing and useful work with this blog !
Ps : I love your sense of humour 😉
I wish you the best Sofia, and to your family too !
Jordane form France 🇫🇷
October 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Thank you Jordane – she will read this tonight – she’ll love it!
November 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm
Thank you very much for all this time spent on your website.
Your blog is a true guideline for our green card lottery experience!
October 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm
Simply saying your father is a amazing, wonderful man, who helps others without expecting nothing. People like your father makes this world a very beautiful place. I just cant imagine how much he cares and loves you, if he cares to help people like us for nothing.
I will definitely help you for the tree house 🙂 to make it the most beautiful tree house in the world. When its done ask your father to post a photo in his web site.
Brit, Thank you very much for the quick responses you give. It just eases the stress in your mind with all these complications about this DV process :D. Thank you again.
October 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm
October 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Hello Sofia and Hello BritSimon!
We have just read your dad’s post with my partner, who lives in Houston. I live in London. (originally from Hungary) difficult story: we met a year ago in London. We did not plan like that, but we have been still dating (almost a year now). It is like a modern fairy tale. Do you believe in fairy tales? I would love to hear your opinion about them. We found your dad’s blog, because I am applying again for the green card lottery so maybe we can live together.
Nowadays people love to say that they would like to make an impact. Your dad chose to create something amazing here. He is helping people with soooo many different stories and also make them laugh (we laughed at his comments:)). He teaches you some fantastic lessons about caring, sharing, compassion, passion and hope. And most importantly he brings people together from different backgrounds. And that is what the World needs today.
Thank you for his amazing work and sacrifice.
Have a magical day little girl!
Hugs and greetings from the home of Harry Potter.
October 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm
That’s a lovely message. Thank you very much! I will read it with her tonight.
October 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm
I have a seven year old daughter like you. We recently came to America because we won the Green card lottery. We would not have made if it was not for your Daddy’s work. I was completely lost till I came across your Daddy’s work on the internet. It has been a blessing to our family. I have two other children aged 9 and 4. They love America so much and am sure if they knew you, they would love to play with you and enjoy sleepovers.
Please know that because of your dad’s good work, you and your family are going to be blessed forever.
May God bless your family and give you a bright future.
Lots of love from me and my family
October 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Haha – Sofia will love this message – she LOVES sleepovers!!!
October 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Hi Sofia 😃
At first I would like to tell you that you have a great father who loves you so much.
He spends much time to help thousands of people for nothing. And, the world would be better if there were many people like your father. You have to be proud of him and you are his Queen so let him to be proud of you as well.
Brit, I would like to thank you personally and please do stop what are you doing what ever happen.
We are all appreciate your help, patience and fast response
Thanks a lot and wish you and your daughter always the best.
October 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm
Thank you very much for the words of support!
November 5, 2017 at 6:47 am
He’s very amazing person , You’re very kind your answers are very helpful and accurate.May God bless You more..
November 15, 2017 at 8:04 am
God bless Sofia n Brit
November 15, 2017 at 9:28 am
I WILL LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING MAY GOD REWARD YOUR MORE AND MORE.
November 20, 2017 at 11:09 am
Hi Brit, Thanks very much for your wonderful blog.
With best wishes to you and your daughter! :):):)
December 15, 2017 at 7:18 am
Hi Britt, Thank you for the efforts you are doing for every one, I am last year DV winner and now in USA , having sound job and life is running really good with family and kids,,,,, would like to say thank again and will be adding my contribution as well…. hope you dont mind small amount 😉
December 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Thank you for coming back to say hello. I am sure people would love to read about your progress after you have been there a few months. Was it easy to find a job, or a place to live? What are the differences between your old country that you notice. People would be very interested to read that if you get a few minutes.
December 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
Hello Sofia! Hello BritSimon! We are here to express our graitude to your father for his helpful instructions and wonderful web-site and work he is doing. We’ve just got our visas and hope to fly in a couple of months to sunny California! We are from Ukraine and there is a cold winter now in Ukraine, so that we will travel from cold weather to warm and sunny. We will travel with our little daughter and her name is also Sofia )
we wish all the hapiness to you and your family and the best tree house in the world!
December 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Congratulations on the visa and thank you for the message. California could use another Sofia!!
December 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm
I Have Was selected for in the diversity immigrant visa program.for the fiscal year 2018(oct,1,17.to.sep,30,18)and then submited form(DS260). But don not have any received email from organization (kentuky Consular Center).
Please Help Me…
December 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm
What is your case number?
December 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm
When the sun is up
And the cloud is gone
Brittsimon will always answer for you
When the day is gone
And the moon is on
There is Sofia that livin a live for you
As much as the word were lose, there will always be a father that taking Sofia into the deepest love
Thank you Simon, for assisting us till now, God bless You abundantly, which shown on how beautiful Sofia must be
A very merry Christmas for you and family
December 27, 2017 at 1:21 am
January 7, 2018 at 4:54 pm
Dear princess sofia
I really appreciate what your father doing to his friends around world, you have no idea about that benefits come to DV winer over world form your father when he advising,,wish you all the best & hope you will be on father way for charity work.thank you
January 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm
Thank you for those kind words!
January 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm
Hey Sophia, how are you? I hope you are doing well 🙂
Do you want to hear a secret? If yes, close your daddy’s eyes and read this on yourself. I am sure you have watched many superhero movies, where they just help people without their family knowing it. So you might want to watch out for your daddy, he might just be one of them 😉
He has helped thousands of people around the world, but hey it’s only between you and me ;). Now open your dad’s eyes and read the remaining of this message.
Tell your dad he is awesome 😉
January 15, 2018 at 6:01 am
January 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm
Thank for all the information on this site Simon! Thanks for caring and helping people all over the world make this journey which can be quite intimidating sometimes. Kudos to you!
January 31, 2018 at 2:36 pm
What about this book on Amazon? 🙂
Would love to buy it.
February 14, 2018 at 10:11 am
Do you have account for cryptocurrency? ^^
February 14, 2018 at 5:57 pm
No – I probably should come up to date with that – huh? Which system/wallet would you recommend?
February 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Any us based and big cryptocurrency exchange is fine. You can receive crypto currency on your wallet promptly:)
March 10, 2018 at 12:27 am
Hello Britsimon, hello Sophia,
I’m not a very good speaker or poetaster like some of the people above but I want to thank both of you in a few simple words. First of all thank you Brit for your knowledge you share with people like me, for your patience and your ceaseless help and hints. Thank you for your precious time you share with peaople all around world. Your job and your commitment here is remarkable and thank you for this on behalf of me and thousands other people.
Few words for you, Sophia…
You really should be proud of your father. If you look at the globe, there is no continent (well, not sure about Antartica 🙂 ) where people haven’t asked your father for help and advice. Every year millions of people from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, both Americas dream about moving to USA. Thousands of them got chosen and thousands of them need help. Thousands of them ask your father for this help and many of them are succesful thanks to your father. Your father makes that many people’s dreams come true 🙂 A silent Hero for the people all over the WORLD! Be proud of him, you have wonderful father, And remember to give him your support every day with strong hug and simple “love you daddy, I’m proud of you”. Remember, he is very important to many people all around the world, but for him you are the most important person in his life – see how important are you? 🙂
Wish you both and your family all the best. May your house be always full of good health and happiness.
Greetings from Poland
March 10, 2018 at 12:50 am
Thank you Carlos for your kind words and your own generosity!
You are correct about the worldwide coverage! WordPress lists the visitors to the site by country. According to WordPress, the site has had visitors from every country/region in the world EXCEPT Greenland, Svalbard (part of Norway), and Western Sahara. They actually don’t mention or show Antarctica. So yeah – I am pretty sure the site has helped people all over the world. 🙂
March 10, 2018 at 12:52 am
It’s not the site that helps – it’s you 🙂
March 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm
Thank you for your help and support, your blog helps us in every aspect of the green card journey, I want to make a contribution to help this site stay ongoing but Paypal is not available in Turkey. I dont know if any other countries are experiencing the same but just let us know if any other way to donate is possible.
March 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Than ks for the thought. Wait until you are in the USA! 🙂
March 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm
i think burak is a 38 eu number…
March 18, 2018 at 4:24 pm
Nope.13xxx I’m not a member of the the high EU CN gang.
Good luck with the VB pace Rxy, I hope that it will start to increase faster and you get your visa too.
March 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm
🙂 see you 3-4 months later then, thanks again for everything.
March 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm
TO SOPHIA: You are one lucky girl. Rare are the people who dedicate their own time to help others, even rarer are those who do it out the kindness of their hearts to help complete strangers. Not only does your dad helps us, but he guides us through this amazing process by sharing his experience and knowledge with us. You have no o idea the impact your amazing father has had on thousands of lives. I religiously read his posts and every day i come here and educate myself of this. After years of trying, I finally was selected and with your father’s help, when the day comes, I’ll be ready! If he does so much for us, I can only imagine what he’ll do for the most precious person in his life. May our donations make your dream come true, just like your father’s work made ours a reality! Cheers to you both.
TO SIMON: YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION. I admire your patience and kindness, to be dedicating so much time and energy on strangers is admirable. Truly thank you. You seem to never lose your cool and find the strength to reply to all, even when the questions have been asked time and time again. I salute you. Many of us owe you, big time! you’re the real MVP!!!
March 29, 2018 at 3:48 pm
Thanks for such a lovely message!
P.S. You give me too much credit about never losing my cool! 😉
April 3, 2018 at 2:14 pm
April 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm
DEAR PRINCESS SOPHIA,
You should be proud that you have a very generous father. He helps people from every corner of the world for free. I understand that while helping us your dad is taking some time from you, and I would like to thank you too. You have the best father in the world.
DEAR SIMON: I’m very grateful for your kindness. my visa is approved yesterday, and I can’t tell you in words how your kindness helped me to succeed. God bless you. I’m from Ethiopia.There are some visa advisers around the US embassy. You don’t know how much money they ask for a simple advice that can be tell in one statement, but you provide us this all quality advises for free. Your tremendous help and generosity should be appreciated. Thank you very much once again.
God bless you and your little princess Sophia.
April 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm
I’m very glad to have helped. Good luck in the USA.
April 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm
I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant resource you’ve put together. I just had my interview today and the blog has been absolutely invaluable over the last two years (!) in helping me prepare (and calming periodic bouts of totally unnecessary anxiety) at every stage of this journey. It’s incredibly generous of you to give up so much of your time and energy to provide such clear and thorough information about a process that can often feel quite opaque. Hats off to your endless patience when answering people’s questions as well! So thank you 🙂
One of the most precious things in life is time – thank you for sharing your dad’s time with us! For so many people, emigrating to the US is a massive opportunity. It means a completely new, hopefully better life somewhere completely different – it’s both exciting and terrifying! Your dad very generously helps people through that process, providing information, help and a calming influence in what can be quite an emotional rollercoaster. It’s an incredibly generous and kind thing to do for total strangers! I’m really excited to move to the US – I hear they have the best tree houses…
April 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm
Congratulations and thanks for the kind words.
May 27, 2018 at 9:08 am
I used this blog back in 2016 and again I want you to know that every year in May and October i remember your father and what he did to me and how helpful he is .
when i remember humanity the first person come to my mind is your father ,
we love your father and his heart and you are lucky to have him , please be sure you make him happy all the time and be proud of some when who but the happiness at people heart .
you teach me a lot . Thank you and god please you
May 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Thank you for your kind words!!
June 7, 2018 at 1:58 am
I just hope that some day you understanding what you father is doing for everyone of us, just trying to help people to make his dreams come true. When that happen just said thanks god for have him.
June 7, 2018 at 3:23 am
Thank you Richard!
June 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm
Hi Brit I just donated something small for your blog. Keep up your good and amazing work. I don’t think I’m ever going to stop coming to your blog🙂
Wish you and your family all the best especially little Sophia ❤️
June 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm
Thank you Tom!
June 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm
You are more than welcome!!!!
July 13, 2018 at 10:32 am
Don’t worry about the treehouse “project”, your daddy is such a generous man – he will get it done for you. Just be patient just like he keeps saying to us 🙂
Time is the most precious thing, he is spending it for us for free. I feel obliged to return this favor in one way or another.
I hope there will be more nice surprises for you. Here is what I am gonna do:
My wife does amazing “handknitted Turkmen socks”, they look & feel amazing. Keeps your feet warm in the cold. And it takes days to finish one, just like your father’s work, very time consuming. About this time next year I am planning to immigrate to US. I will get it posted to you. I believe you will be around 9 by that time, I will ask my wife to make it suitable to that age group. You’ll love it !
God bless you and your family,
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