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December 4, 2017 at 05:22
Hi Simon! I am entering/qualifying on my work experience rather than the education. My job matches the requirements on onetonline and I’ve got letters from my employers stating the information. My interview is in Jan, do you think there’s any other docs I’d need at this point? Have you heard of people successfully getting their GC from employment based entry only? Thanks so much.
December 4, 2017 at 14:44
Yes I have known successful cases.
December 23, 2017 at 13:19
i just want ask you if a dv winner can suport hes parent to travel together, i mean to add them in ds260, and get an oppointment all together
December 23, 2017 at 13:24
December 25, 2017 at 20:47
Hi Brit ,am dv lottery winner 2017 and all my docus are ready but the name I use to win was Kwakye Anita Ama but on my school certificate it was Anita Ama kwakye .pls can it affect de changes of getting a visa?
December 27, 2017 at 01:24
That should be OK.
December 27, 2017 at 06:29
Contact me on +233279835780 on whatsapp. I am also a winner from Ghana
August 2, 2019 at 11:20
December 27, 2017 at 06:52
Hi Mr. Simon,
qt. when do we start preparing the medical test after revived 2NLs, prefer delayed it before the interview or what? please your advice.
Thanks for your always support.
December 28, 2017 at 00:52
Once you get the 2NL
December 30, 2017 at 05:01
Thanks a lot
January 5, 2018 at 20:11
Question I was in a marriage though not legal so I wrote unmarried because I don’t have legal papers is that ok
January 5, 2018 at 21:28
If you were unmarried, then yes.
January 27, 2018 at 08:03
Hi britsimon, thanks for your effort making. Please I wanted to know can your primary or vocationally certificate qualify you for the interview? Thanks
January 27, 2018 at 15:21
January 30, 2018 at 00:34
Hi Britsimon, from what i can see the look of the page has changed from your video, is this correct or am i on a different page?
January 30, 2018 at 06:31
They changed the site recently – no problem.
January 30, 2018 at 13:13
I am going for an interview on 6 March in Johannesburg. My police clearance certificate is expiring on 8 March. Must i get a new one.
January 30, 2018 at 14:27
If you have time, get a new one, otherwise I think it would be acceptable.
February 8, 2018 at 03:15
Hi brit simons, I was trying to find the info on high school requirements the way you described in the video. I’m for the equivalent for Germany under the us embassy in Germany but can’t find anything. Am I bliiiind??? https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/diversity-visa/
February 8, 2018 at 04:32
It’s possibly not listed. It would be the point (usually at 18 years old) where you gain the education needed to enter University.
March 1, 2018 at 03:32
Hello Brit.I’m Atta, a dv winner.I will go for my interview on the 5th march 2018.When I was filling the ds form, I only used my senior high schoool certificate in Ghana since that was the only certificate I had.Eventhough I was at that time schooling in a nursing institution with that certificate.But I thought because I have not completed yet there was no need to add that.1.please can I take a transcript and a letter of attestation from the nursing institution to the embassy during my interview since I’m in the final year.2.should I give the trascript and the attestation plus the documents I submitted earlier to them if I’m asked of my documents or shouldn’t add the attestation and the transcript. 3.if I add the attestation and the transcript if I’m not asked to do so will that affect me.
March 1, 2018 at 04:32
2 & 3. I don’t know what is “normal” in your country.
March 1, 2018 at 06:58
Contact me on whatsapp on +233279835780. I am also a winner. I can guide. Contact me from 1pm Ghana time going
March 10, 2018 at 02:01
Wanted to get your thoughts on something… My husband has ordered police certificates from three different countries. The UK and Canada ones will be here on time but we’re worried about his Irish one. Due to the crazy weather they’ve had recently, the mail is seriously backlogged. We ordered our police certificates even before we had a 2NL but clearly that wasn’t early enough with all the snow.
The question is – what do we do if it doesn’t arrive in time? We have 3.5 weeks still but are not sure what we should do if it doesn’t come. Do we need to reschedule our interview?
Thanks for any insight.
March 10, 2018 at 04:43
No – attend the interview as scheduled and follow up with the police cert when it arrives.
March 16, 2018 at 01:15
Yikes… Brit I’m on every page..I’m sorry. But about the affidavit of support, it’s not an exactly required document but important to have. How do I get it?
March 16, 2018 at 02:42
It varies by embassy and by case.
April 5, 2018 at 09:09
Hi Brit, I wrote yesterday but unfortunately i selected my email address to receive notification instead of this platform.
My question is, if a lady travel with her husband bearing his name and give birth and do a DNA test and notice the child is not his, can the man filed immediately divorce?
April 5, 2018 at 17:01
I am not a divorce lawyer.
April 15, 2018 at 06:31
Hi Brit sir greetings.can we know the result of interview on that day?I mean wether visa approved or refused. Please let me know sir
April 15, 2018 at 14:05
They tell you an outcome – but you have to wait until you have the visa in your hand – usually a week or two later.
April 20, 2018 at 16:14
Hi Brit, im 2018 dv winner, i just got 2NL for June’s interview, my problems are almost all my documents are copy of legalized document, cause i lost the original long time ago. Is it gonna be a problem to accept my case?
For example; high school certificate ,they only published once, so if i lost it i got the duplicate only with legal stamp.
April 20, 2018 at 16:18
I can’t really answer that – it depends on procedures in your country, the embassy procedures, the CO and so on.
June 22, 2018 at 06:14
Good Day Brit
My interview will be August
1)How can I register for Courier Service
2)Do I need to fill the any form for sponsors?
I have US 30000 (Bank statement)
( I m confusing about it, in D260 I filled us address of my friend, he can do my sponsor)
My questions are silly I know it
But plz answer
Thank you so much
June 22, 2018 at 07:35
1. Follow instructions from the embassy.
June 23, 2018 at 15:47
Recently when I went for my medical examination for the DV , I was diagnosed as suffering from Syphilis.
The doctor just started treatment for me with Benzathine penicillin G (2.4 million units administered intramuscularly), that needs to be done for 3 times with one week apart for each injection.
Once I have completed the 3 weeks treatment, will I have to do another test to confirm, that I am cleared from Syphilis?
Will the officer reject my DV since I once suffered from Syphilis but got treated ?
What are the chances of someone getting the DV approved once treated for Syphilis?
Please help. Thanks
June 23, 2018 at 19:00
If the disease is treated and cleared, it doesn’t pose a problem.
July 18, 2018 at 15:24
Hi Mr Britsimon
my name is Robert, the names of my mother that I filled in Ds260 are different from the one on my birth certificate, mbabazi Angela but mbabazi nzera.
Will dat affect me?
July 18, 2018 at 15:29
Maybe – it depends whether they will be convinced it is your birth cert.
August 4, 2018 at 09:28
Thanks a lot for this blog, it has hell of an info.
I have a question in mind that I could not find an exact answer. I am a selectee for DV2019 from Turkey. However I lived in the Netherlands for a period of 2012-2014 (I was doing my masters degree). Should I bring police certificate from the Dutch government too?
It seems like an hussle to get that document but of course getting a visa is more important 🙂
Also my husband and I lived in Spain for a brief 6 months should we get a police certificate from there too? (we were also students at that time)
August 4, 2018 at 13:28
You will need a PC from the Netherlands. Read the official instructions.
August 4, 2018 at 15:46
Simon we loose dv2018 due to cutoff my case was 43xxx i already applied dv2019 but i hevent won is there second draw dv2019 ? Which month i likelycheack my email?
August 4, 2018 at 17:31
Read the DV2019 Basic questions.
August 4, 2018 at 17:55
Ethiopians please share us your preparation for interview,,??
August 21, 2018 at 07:04
Hi Brit, thanks for this usefull video. You do not mention anything about the required issue date of those documents. Indeed I will need to translate some of those documents from French to English. When do you recommend me to get those documents without being too early and too late for the interview?
August 21, 2018 at 13:20
Only the medical and police certs have a need to be recent.
October 22, 2018 at 07:22
Thanks Brit, I am currently looking for translator French into English for a potential interview in Madrid. A translator asked me if the documents should also apostilled. I have seen anything related to this morever i believe that the embassy will verify the authenticity of the documents since we need to bring the originals. Please help.
October 22, 2018 at 07:28
Sorry fort the typing mistake, it should be:” I have not seen anything related to this…”
October 22, 2018 at 16:21
Read the embassy specific instructions.
October 22, 2018 at 20:20
Do you mean that every embassy has its own rules?
October 22, 2018 at 20:37
They can have their own procedures based on documentation standards, yes. You need to read the instructions.
December 2, 2018 at 16:44
Hi Brit, we are French but residents in Spain since 11 years ago. Do we need a recent police certification from France? I assume that the Spanish cert should be recent because we live here, if no need for recent police cert from France I can make the transitions already.thank again.
December 2, 2018 at 18:35
I had to ask for a police certificate from France. It’s free and they send it to Spain in only a few days.
You will have to translate it to Spanish or English, though, even if the certificate doesn’t have any annotation (assuming that is your case). I paid 55 euros for the translation (two certificates).
December 2, 2018 at 22:25
You probably need one from France too. Check the instructions to see what you need.
December 2, 2018 at 23:05
Thank you both. Yes I need Police cert From France but I am wondering if I could translate it now even though my interview might been planned for June or July (or never lol). Since I have lived in Spain for more than 10 years, I might need for the interview only a recent police cert from my current living country (Spain) and maybe an older police cert from France is enough. I want to be prepared as soon as possible especially if they require soon documents via emails…
December 3, 2018 at 04:09
Wait a few months.
November 9, 2018 at 09:38
Hi Brit, Is it an issue to travel to the USA while we are waiting for our interview invitation? I traveled last summer for holiday to NC however our trip was planned much before we participated to the lottery last year. Now, I might need to travel for business. I know that for other visa it might be a problem. Cheers.
November 9, 2018 at 14:31
December 9, 2018 at 23:21
Hi Simon, i’m attending my interview tomorrow in Sydney and believe I’m prepared. I have my originals and photocopies of those originals. Just wanting to triple check I do not need to get the photocopies certified?
December 10, 2018 at 02:20
Normally not – but the embassy instructions should make that clear.
December 10, 2018 at 11:56
Hi Tamara, how was your interview? My interview in Sydney is going to be sometime next year in May/June. Thank you for your answer
December 10, 2018 at 14:27
April 3, 2019 at 07:31
hello brit, im dv 2019 winner from ethiopia.
is it must to get authenticated 9 and 10th grade school transcript? i have got 11 and 12th grade autheticated transcript BA degree
April 3, 2019 at 15:35
Follow instructions/procedures for your country.
April 4, 2019 at 11:52
I have my interview in last week of April. I have one question for my interview:
I have a personal account worth more than 10K USD, Do I still need to ask my sponsor to fill that support form? or that is not needed.
April 4, 2019 at 14:24
There is no 100% certain answer – it depends on the CO. Sometimes the CO will be happy with 10K in savings – sometimes they will want more or a sponsor (I-134)
May 23, 2019 at 21:16
I’m Venezuelan but I’m chilean resident. I am selectee for Dv2020, i was reading the documents required for the interview but I don’t have in my power my high school diploma because it was kept in the university where I studied, the department of documents it’s closed. I only have my high school records as a support of my education, It says all my credits and final grades, do you think that could be enough?
May 23, 2019 at 21:30
Maybe, but think about other ways to prove your full education.
July 27, 2019 at 16:03
What are the importent questions asked during interview?
Is these questions importent?
1.what is ur purpose of visit?
2.where will u live there?
3.what will u do there ?
July 27, 2019 at 18:30
That is covered in the FAQ. Please read it, and the interview experience stories.
September 1, 2019 at 18:07
I lost my original birth certificate . In our country Sudan the Ministry of Health issue equivalent certificate to your birth date but it only show the Year of Birth and normally like this format
Date Of birth 01/01/1975 Or 01/01/1980 is that will be acceptable for US embassy
September 2, 2019 at 17:28
October 5, 2019 at 20:30
Hello Brit greetings
I have gone to high school but no Diploma will that disqualify me from obtaining a visa?
Presently i have been working as a security staff in dubai for more than two years now
October 5, 2019 at 20:42
I cannot say whether your education meets the standards required in your country or not.
Your work experience as security staff will not help.
November 27, 2019 at 04:45
Hi Simon, I have my final interview in Sydney in a weeks time. I have qualified based on my education and have those documents ready to go. I am wondering whether I also need to have proof of employment records? The Aus US embassy website doesn’t seem to have a clear answer to this. Thanks in advance, kind regards
November 27, 2019 at 23:48
If you are qualified through education they will not ask for employment records as well.
December 9, 2019 at 13:35
A friend of mine received an email from KCC as below.
KCC has determined that you have not sent the required documents for review. Please review the required documents listed below and verify that you have submitted all required documents.
Even though he has sent all the required documents. So what shall he do do suggest?
December 9, 2019 at 18:12
He needs to check what he has sent. There is something missing, or illegible.
December 28, 2019 at 04:12
I was a winner in 2017 with my family they never called us. We filled everything that was need we don’t know what happed
December 28, 2019 at 21:08
Your case number was probably too high.
August 9, 2020 at 07:48
Hi, Thanks for the blog that provide many helpful information and i also would like to ask some questions.
1. I dropped from University from 3rd years as i got job in Dubai and i did not complete my bachelor degree, i only have “RECOMMENDATION LETTER” from University that stated I was studied at 3rd Years with this subject etc. would that be acceptable?.
2. I’m current working as Assistant Cleaning Manager, Managing soft service activities such as cleaning, pest control, waste management etc. would this job eligible got Green Card?
August 9, 2020 at 19:39
1. It’s meaningless as far as this process is concerned. So – it will be important to show you meet the requirements by High School results.
2. I don’t know what your job entails. Read the link below and assess it yourself, if you link your education might not meet the requirements.
August 17, 2020 at 16:38
Hello Simon, thank you again for all your help. Looking forwards optimistically in case I do indeed get an interview scheduled next month, I just have a few specific queries, if I may:
Firstly with regards to formal police records- I successfully acquired one from the U.K. based ‘ACRO’ (as I previously lived in England where I completed my BA Law degree). However, that certificate was issued back in December ’19- hence do I need to apply for another one, as more than 6 months has elapsed since then? I also successfully applied for a Hong Kong based police record, also last December ’19(although that certificate was sent directly from the HK police headquarters to the US Consulate General here in HK).
My second query is based on the fact that I have read that we should have a good knowledge of our own D-260 visa application questions, answers and other info, including ‘dates of your visits to different places.’ I am usually quite good at recalling specific dates- however, I wish to know whether it would be like, for lack of better word, ‘pop quiz’ style, where they would fire out questions regarding specific years where I went to so-and-so location? In addition, I personally previously studied in the U.S, albeit short term, and admittedly at more than 1 university(although I did not obtain my BA degree in the U.S). (On that note, I still kept my old passport with my U.S. student visa stapled in it). Would the interview possibly resemble something akin to a job interview, where the consular officer may ask why I changed schools, gaps in time, what grades I got at the U.S. uni’s, yada yada? Thank you so much again, Simon. God bless, take care.
August 17, 2020 at 23:20
2. Overthinking. Relax.
October 9, 2020 at 15:32
Hi Brit, pls my case number is 2021AF000020** and have successfully submitted all documents( police cert etc) to KCC on 7 August 2020 and awaiting interview. According to KCC if between 3 to 6 weeks I don’t hear from them about the interview date I should contact them. It’s past 6 weeks and I haven’t heard from them. Pls how long should i wait for my interview date and to make a complaint to KCC if the date isn’t out. Thanks in advance
October 9, 2020 at 22:12
You need to wait. Ignore the 6 weeks. They probably will contact you in November.
October 10, 2020 at 09:01
Thanks Sir. I’m relieved to hear from you and will wait patiently
July 6, 2021 at 23:16
Hello Mr Simon
Do I need to bring my 13 yrs old kid to the DV interview? I have to go to a foreign consulate and do not want to expend in airtickets and so on if it is not necessary.
Thanks in advance and regards
July 7, 2021 at 01:55
August 9, 2021 at 09:45
I’m an Australian with dual Italian citizenship. When sending my documents, do I send scans of both my Australian and Italian passports or just my Australian?
Also, am I correct in assuming that my high school diploma is to be taken to the interview only and not sent with the documents?
Thanks you for your guidance!
August 12, 2021 at 22:49
1. Send both.
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