This is important information on how to process your DV lottery win.
DV2023 winners CONGRATULATIONS on being selected for the green card lottery DV2023.
I am BritSimon and I run a blog BritSimonSays.com. The only subject that my blog deals with is helping DV lottery winners get their green cards. I don’t charge any fees, this is not my job. My wife and I received our greencards in the DV lottery in 2014, so I have been learning and studying the DV lottery since 2013. I now use all of that experience to help people like you, and since DV2013 I have helped MANY thousands of people get their dream opportunity.
Please watch the video above which will help you understand the process. Below are some important links that you should look at.
How to complete your DS260 https://britsimonsays.com/completing-the-ds260-for-dv-lottery-entrants/
Some tips on submitting your DS260 are here: https://youtu.be/aWeJqaSXEEM
Tips if you can’t check your entry: https://youtu.be/pw9TalmV-d8
Top 9 reasons people get denied https://youtu.be/IZtkn-sif4w
June 16, 2022 at 18:29
I sent my ds 260 in 22 may and after that i found an error , I requested to open my ds on 28 may and it opened on 4 june and i sent it the same day, then i found another error and i opened the ds again and i sent it on 10 june (last send.)
1- Do my messages annoy kcc? Will it affect the processing of my file disturb?
2- Will kcc approve my first dispatch date (22nd June) or my last (10th June)
June 18, 2022 at 19:08
2. Doesn’t matter either way.
June 16, 2022 at 19:42
i am DV2022 winner
I change my old passport becouse it nairly expire but i printed Mirrocain visa on it.
so i would like to ask if this matter will cost me any difficulties with consolar in interview
June 18, 2022 at 19:09
Not that I am aware of.
June 18, 2022 at 04:51
As the passport rule does not apply now, is it ok if someone has entered with an expired/ invalid passport? Will this cause a problem? 2023 Oceania winner
June 18, 2022 at 19:21
Doesn’t matter what passport details they entered.
June 18, 2022 at 11:27
there are two question which i wanted to get replay from Experienced people.
after submitted my Ds 260 form i traveled to Morroco.
secondly when i answered Ds 260 question about what i am going to do after arriving USA i answered that
I will continue my studies.
so is it possible to reopen Ds 260 at interview day to fix the answers ?
June 18, 2022 at 19:29
It is possible, but not necessary.
June 20, 2022 at 16:47
Can I be rejected on the day of the interview because of the registration photo?
June 20, 2022 at 18:52
That is possible, but rare.
September 2, 2022 at 08:22
If the applicant submitted an old photo with Photoshop (whitening and smoothing of the face), does this cause rejection in the interview?
September 5, 2022 at 20:55
If it is noticed, yes it can.
June 20, 2022 at 18:53
I have the following question and I hope you will answer it because there is a lot of controversy around it
Does kcc process files by case number or by date of send ds? Is the priority in conducting interviews according to the case number or by sending a ds?
June 20, 2022 at 19:34
I have discussed this many times…
June 20, 2022 at 21:36
Thank you Brit for your continued advice. Can you advise that I do my interview in a third country since i am an asylum seeker and i understand that this is not a legal status so i cannot adjust from USA. My case number AF30xxx. DV selectee 2023, looking forward.
June 21, 2022 at 00:02
You can do that, yes.
June 21, 2022 at 13:55
Hi Britt, thanks for the help.
Mr. Brit, as you know in the Instagram account there is the name, and the username and the latter is what is required in ds. But I put the name in place of the username My question is do I open ds in order to correct the information? Or is it not necessary to open ds.
June 21, 2022 at 14:56
June 23, 2022 at 17:56
I am DV2022 winner from Mauritanai
I interviewed with my family membres at Dakar embassy Marche 16 2022. We were directed to administrative processing since that time we get no answer.
so what is our position is it normal?
meaning is there any chance to receive Visas?
June 26, 2022 at 18:16
You simply have to wait for the AP to be completed.
June 24, 2022 at 05:35
begining of this year my father filled for me to come to the state and in may i checked and
i got to know i am a selectee in dv 2023, all my document are already sent to the embassy before i knew, my question is should i wait for the embassy to finish my process or i should fill my d260 form since is different visa application
June 26, 2022 at 20:22
You can do both applications if you want.
June 24, 2022 at 10:51
Hello Simon hw are you?
I have a one-character difference in the equivalence of names between a high school diploma and a passport.
Could this be a problem for me?
Or do you think that I should correct my name in the diplôma ?
June 26, 2022 at 20:26
June 25, 2022 at 21:00
I have read the latter in reply to Morrison. It included a lot of clarification. But the “co” stopped me.
What does co . mean?
June 26, 2022 at 20:47
I don’t know what you are referring to.
June 27, 2022 at 18:36
Hi Brett. I hope you are in good health.
Mr. Brett, my Telegram account does not have a username, so I put my phone number in ds
Is this considered a mistake?
June 29, 2022 at 00:08
June 28, 2022 at 11:23
Please I don’t have Senior High certificate but I have 12 years working experience as Truck Driver, please can I get the visa for 2022 dv lottery?
June 29, 2022 at 00:16
Work experience as a truck driver will not help you meet the requirement. I don’t know if your education is enough or not as I am not expert in the education systems around the world.
June 28, 2022 at 23:21
Thanks for the rich resources Brit. I was selected in DV 2023 with CN OC19**. I’m Nigerian but born in Australia. I have submitted DS 260 for self and spouse. I have 2 questions
1. Given that Nigeria wasn’t included in the lottery but will be my interview location, I am unclear on how to know the likely time for my interview scheduling or visa number becomes available… kinda feeling alone. There’s been delays scheduling non immigrant visas too.
2. I’ll also want to know if my CN is high and is an interview likely.
2. I have PhD scholarship offer and visa for Canada starting Sept 2023 and since the DV interviews will start in October, I’m wondering if you’ll advise I go for this or
defer, stay in Nigeria to wait for visa interview scheduling… Also in the longer term, will schooling in Canada allow me meet up with the physical presence needed to maintain my green card status in the US.
June 29, 2022 at 00:20
1. Your interview date is based on your case number mainly. Yours is quite high, so it will be mid 2023.
2. We will know more about numbers later.
3. Live your life. Your interview will not be anytime soon.
June 29, 2022 at 04:00
I have had a problem while filling my DS 260, Any time I try to fill THE FORM, I am getting a reply that my request cannot be processed at this time. This has been happening since I was selected for DV 2023. What is the problem, anybody with the same problem
June 29, 2022 at 16:34
Are you removing the leading zeros?
June 30, 2022 at 14:26
Hello BritSimon, please am dv lottery selectees, AF19*** am a bit confused here, my my passport bears the name Ann Barker which is the name given to me by my parents. My parents call me princess which like a nickname. On my marriage certificate, I have Ann Princess Barker. I recently swore affidavit and gazetted and my new name is Mrs. Ann princess Barker Rhule. Now my question is
1. There was a question ‘ have you ever used other names ie professional name, maiden name etc’ my answer was yes and I put my husband’s surname which is Rhule at other surnames. I then put Princess at other given names. Have I done the right thing?
2. If not, how should I do it?
July 9, 2022 at 22:36
You should list your current legal name in the DS260 then use the other names section for any other name combinations you have used.
July 1, 2022 at 15:18
Hello dear Simon,
I have one question on DS260 form.
**** Have you live any where other than this address since the age of 16 ? I said Yes
2004 -2006 in collage (China) , I wrote all the addresses on DS260 form, this is almost 18 years back,
Now for my DV interview, do i need to have a police clearance for my stay in china ?
Even if it is Must, it will be very difficult or impossible to obtain the police certificate after this long years.
Please i need your advice. Cause some people confusing me that i must have the police clearance.
July 9, 2022 at 23:24
Yes you will need a PC for that country.
July 2, 2022 at 05:09
Hi brit Simon
I am one of the selected from Africa 2023AF 16xxx,my question is
My ds260 I fill it in 17 may,but I fill my interview to be in nairobi kenya,currently for dv 2022 this embacci is very slow,can I exchange my interview to Kigali ruwanda,I am eritrean but currently I am refugee at uganda,
July 9, 2022 at 23:27
Just because they are slow now, does not mean they will be slow by the time you are eligible for interview.
July 7, 2022 at 22:39
Greetings, do I need a valid passport to participate in DV 2024?
July 10, 2022 at 23:17
August 8, 2022 at 17:27
Hi Brit, I’m a dv selectee 2023. AF49k…. I have 3 children born to an American father, he has. He has filed all his children and the little one was with him as at the time I was filling the ds-260 form. I was asked the form if, I will be traveling with the children I stated they are with me, or will join me later. My answer was no. I wasn’t given a chance on the form to explain why I said no. Will kcc think I have abandoned my children who are minors and are eligible to travel with me. I never got married to their father either. We were co -abitating by then. My marital status was also single.
August 8, 2022 at 23:27
It’s not a problem. They won’t “judge” you that way, but the CO will ask.
July 10, 2022 at 02:32
Hello and thank you in advance for any advice you can offer. My step-daughter is a DV 2023 winner. She is a resident of Belarus who had been living and working in Kiev Ukraine for 14 months at the time the war broke out and has since fled to Batumi, Georgia. In Ukraine she had a temporary residence permit – in Georgia, she has not found a way to establish temporary or permanent residence so far.
When we filled out her DS-260, we changed her Embassy from the assigned Warsaw location to Tbilisi, because we believe that is where she will be living for the knowable future. She/we are wondering if KCC is likely to honor her request to be interviewed in Tbilisi – or if they would more likely reassign her to Warsaw (where Belarusians are typically processed).
We are further concerned that she may be rejected by the Tbilisi embassy since she has not established official residency in that country. Have you seen any such similar situations that could lead you to suggest if she should attempt to change her embassy intentionally vs. waiting to see what KCC does?
July 10, 2022 at 23:35
I don’t know her case number or what the situation will be by the time she is current.
August 8, 2022 at 22:44
Could please share last case number able to get Visa from Nepal in 2022? Thank you
August 8, 2022 at 23:36
The year is not over yet, but you can look at the data here:
September 11, 2022 at 16:51
Hie Brit, won lottery from Africa, Zimbabwe number 2023AF42***. I filed DS260 and put Harare embassy as my interview location.
Now the issue is i then moved to Britain suddenly and now i am wondering is it possible to unlock and change my interview location to anywhere near where i am? And if so, how do i go about it.
September 12, 2022 at 03:28
Yes – write ton KCC to unlock so you can update your address, then email them after that and ask them to update your interview location.
September 15, 2022 at 13:58
Ok thank you so emailed them and they unlocked it yesterday and today i updated the adress and filed back. How ever i am the principal applicant i am moving with my wife and son. So i see they only unlocked my ds260 only and the other 2 were not. Should i write for each family member and update adress or they just look at the principal applicant only no need to unlock for dependants as they will be automatically updated?
Thanks in advance
September 24, 2022 at 15:44
Ideally unlock and correct each form. You have to be really specific in asking which forms to unlock.