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May 29, 2023 at 05:45
Hi dear Simon,
I am a winner dv2023 case number 31XXX
I want to write KCC, to get information from my case, can it make some problem or not? what would you recommend, write or not?
May 29, 2023 at 09:12
It can’t harm.
May 29, 2023 at 06:42
Hi Brit. Based on your experience, how long does it take for one to be cleared from supplementary questions send after approval of the visa?
May 29, 2023 at 09:13
2 weeks to 4 months.
May 29, 2023 at 06:44
Hey BritSimon, My case number is 2024AS79XX from Nepal. Is there a chance of interview and when do you think it will become current if there is a chance?
May 29, 2023 at 09:13
Wait and see – too early to start guessing dates.
May 29, 2023 at 07:00
Mr. Simon, good day!
My wife has been randomly selected for the further processing for DV 2024. We’ve completed DS 260 and submitted in mid- May. After a while I understood that made a mistake. In Work/Education/Training section I was confused with the wording and showed current occupation. Instead of school. And for question of other secondary education institutions I answered no.
How can I amend our forms?
May 29, 2023 at 09:14
You write to KCC and ask to unlock. It’s described in the FAQ
May 29, 2023 at 08:30
Thank you very much for answering all our questions.
Our Case Number: 2023AS6###
Chargeability Country: Sri Lanka
Interview Location: Abu Dhabi
Interview in: June 2023
I want to know if someone provides us with an I-134, but with the SSN hidden in the attached documents, will that still be accepted by the CO?
May 29, 2023 at 09:17
I can’t be sure what the CO would do in that case.
May 29, 2023 at 08:50
Hi Brit, My case number is 2024AS79xx from Nepal. Is there a risk of not getting 2NL with this number?
May 29, 2023 at 09:17
There are always risks in this process.
May 29, 2023 at 08:51
Thank you once more for spending yourself the way you do to enlighten the rest of us. I appreciate your work.
I’ve got a question.
I’m a principal applicant with 4 derivatives qualifying with work experience in 2024AF.
I would have loved to process for my wife and kids too but I’m concerned about the subjective nature of work experience qualification interview and the financial implications that can result if we all were to attend the interview together and are denied for some reason. Is it possible that I attend an interview alone and if successful, I take them later?
May 29, 2023 at 09:16
Not a good idea (because it introduces delay and risk), but it is technically possible.
What is the work experience you want to use? Be specific. Also which embassy.
May 29, 2023 at 12:55
Hey Brit. Thank you for the great work you have done. Can you please advise if I should enter my parents’ previous birthplace name or the current one if it has been changed?
May 29, 2023 at 17:10
May 29, 2023 at 13:39
Hi Brit Good evening from Ghana
A friend of my went to US at the age of 12 from Brazil without passport and returned from US at the age of 20 the passport he returned with was issued by Ghana embassy in Washington.
1) he has not been issued us visa before
2) he has US high school certificate
Will this be a problem since he was a child and didn’t know how he got the US without a passport and visa?
(DV 2024 winner)
May 29, 2023 at 17:12
Possibly a problem if he accrued illegal presence as an adult and therefore has a ban.
May 29, 2023 at 16:48
I am trying to choose between the Riga and London embassies for DV2024 DS260 application.
Case number is close to EU41K and therefore I am looking for this choice in terms of possible backlog.
Chargeability is Latvia but we live in UK and therefore default embassy is London
Would you have any thoughts?
Thanks a lot
May 29, 2023 at 17:13
This is like asking me to predict the weather in Riga and London on some random day 1 year from now.
All I can say is that London is normally efficient.
May 29, 2023 at 18:27
How many visas are left for Algeria
May 29, 2023 at 19:04
I can’t be precise, but probably 200 to 300 that aren’t already scheduled for interview.
May 29, 2023 at 18:45
Hello mr Brit
I have a problem with the DS260 form, I made a mistake on the second page, as I clicked on add accompaniment.
Knowing that they existed for me and my wife multiplied twice.
is there a solution?
May 29, 2023 at 19:04
Don’t submit the additional form.
May 29, 2023 at 20:47
I’m a Goh Plantiff and also miraculously won DV2024. I’m curious if you are hearing of Goh plaintiffs winning this year?
May 30, 2023 at 08:40
That will happen due to the law of averages.
May 30, 2023 at 05:31
Hi, Brit. I have a question about the public charge. I’m going to have about 5-7k$ in savings in my bank account statement before the interview. I’ve seen you mentioning that 10k$ per person is a minimum. Will that be a problem? I also should have a person from the US to fill out that form for me, where they show they’re willing to help me out when I get to the States (sorry forgot what it’s called). But that person is not even middle class, just working a regular job as a bartender and still living with family.. Wonder if that’ll work. What would you recommend? Thank you!
May 30, 2023 at 08:49
I suggest you read this
May 30, 2023 at 05:33
Do you have any updated views / thoughts on health insurance coverage for new immigrants? I see in the archived FAQ you linked to visitorscoverage.com which looks good. They seem to refer issue policies by IMGlobal which look like they suit for the initial period whilst settling in / looking for employment etc. any updated views on them or other companies appreciated.
May 30, 2023 at 08:51
The visitors coverage policies are a good “bridge” to cover you until you get something more permanent. Healthcare is still crazily expensive here, so you will want an ACA level plan later, but that often comes through employment.
May 30, 2023 at 07:05
Hi There! I’m selected and now filling the DS- 260 form. I don’t know anyone in the USA so I was wondering is it ok to give a hotel address for the Mailing and Permanent address information and change this if I get approved for the green card?
May 30, 2023 at 08:55
You could do that, but should make sure to update the address at interview.
May 30, 2023 at 07:50
I did my military service in the Italian army and then I volunteered in the navy as marshal.
I have two discharge certificates, do I need to enter both ds-260s?
May 30, 2023 at 08:55
No harm in doing that.
May 30, 2023 at 10:09
Thanks in advance for your insight.
I’m 2024OC37xx, primary applicant. Born & charging to NZ, but dual citizen of NZ and Ireland with valid passport of both countries (that are both DV eligible). All my personal documents are NZ issued as I grew up in NZ and have never set foot in Ireland before (claimed citizenship through descent “foreign births registration”).
Completing the DS260 and I’m a bit stuck…
1) Personal info 1 section: I have a hyphenated middle name e.g.
Lastname, Firstname Middle-Name
I cannot use a hyphen in the given names section so is it correct to put ‘Lastname, Firstname MiddleName’ OR ‘Lastname, Firstname Middle Name’ i.e. extra space? If you cannot give a definite answer on this please refer me to KCC
2) Personal info 2 section:
Referring to my intro statements above, can I use my Irish passport for the travel documents section even though I’ve never lived or been to Ireland before?
Essentially, can I “nominate” my dual Ireland passport (that is EU region DV compliant) to take a GC visa even though I would be interviewing and charging to OC region OC at Sydney?
Sorry for the details!
May 30, 2023 at 10:29
1. You are overthinking. Just use your judgement and move on.
2. Yes you can use the Irish passport for the visa if you want.
May 30, 2023 at 11:52
Hi Brit, I am helping fill out my dad who’s a derivative of my mum (principal winner DV24). My dad’s passport is obsolete and we’re renewing it for him which of course would take time. Can I alternatively use his national identification card number to fill out his ds form? If yes would there be any implications if he goes to the interview?
May 30, 2023 at 16:20
Dear Brit, thanks for your answers.
I requested KCC to unlock my case so that i can add my school, but add another button in the work and education page doesn’t work. when i try to save it the page refreshes and a big red message appears: Your request cannot be proccessed at this time.
I have tried during different times and days and it’s the same. Should I inform the KCC about this difficulty or a bug of the website? Have you ever seen something like this with other apllicants?
May 31, 2023 at 11:57
In one of the videos regarding Adjustment Of Status process, you said three lawyers know very well about this process. Can you please write their name and/or website?