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  • Questions about the DV lottery and documents required

    This thread is for all winners of the DV lottery who have questions about the Diversity Lottery(DV) lottery process and the documents required.
    CN:#2010AF00014XXX
    NL recieved 7th May
    NL dated 31st March
    Forms sent to KCC 9th June
    Awaiting 2nd NL

  • #2
    All are invited to post their questions here.
    CN:#2010AF00014XXX
    NL recieved 7th May
    NL dated 31st March
    Forms sent to KCC 9th June
    Awaiting 2nd NL

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    • #3
      HELLO

      I have several questions.
      First one is concerning the police clearance. I lived in Ethiopia till the age of 19 and i am currently living in France.
      1)I was doing the necessary when i read in "travel state.gov"that for ethiopia the police clearance is only available for people residing in Ethiopia and that a certificate of good conduct is delivered for those who ask in person.
      So does this mean that i have to e-mail the us embassy to inform them (i am not going to have my interview in EThiopia but in France) or are they already aware of this?
      2) I was born in Europe but i don't have the nationality of my country of birth
      I have the nationality of my parents. But my birth certificate that was issued by the governement of my country, it is cleary stated that i was born in EUrope do you think this could be a problem? Do you think i should also e-mail the embassy concerning my birth certificate or am i being worried unecessarily?
      I know my case is a little complicated but i prefer to be sure.
      CN:2010EU00005XXX
      2008/10: applied for the 1st time throught usafis
      06/29/09: 1st notification letter
      07/04/09: forms delivered to KCC
      11/05/09: 2nd notification letter
      11/30/09: medical
      12/03/09: succesful interview in Paris
      12/05/09assports with visa
      27/03/2010:green cards activated POE Miami
      13/04/2010:green cards in mailbox Alexandria Virginia
      20/04/2010:ss cards sent
      Movind to dallas

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bonno View Post
        HELLO

        I have several questions.
        First one is concerning the police clearance. I lived in Ethiopia till the age of 19 and i am currently living in France.
        1)I was doing the necessary when i read in "travel state.gov"that for ethiopia the police clearance is only available for people residing in Ethiopia and that a certificate of good conduct is delivered for those who ask in person.
        So does this mean that i have to e-mail the us embassy to inform them (i am not going to have my interview in EThiopia but in France) or are they already aware of this?
        2) I was born in Europe but i don't have the nationality of my country of birth
        I have the nationality of my parents. But my birth certificate that was issued by the governement of my country, it is cleary stated that i was born in EUrope do you think this could be a problem? Do you think i should also e-mail the embassy concerning my birth certificate or am i being worried unecessarily?
        I know my case is a little complicated but i prefer to be sure.

        You can still apply for the police Ethiopian police certificate.
        Citizens and non-citizens residing in Ethiopia for 6 months or longer can apply for a police clearance certificate through the Federal Police Forensic department at the

        Ethiopian Federal Police Commission
        Forensic Investigation Department
        PO Box 29507
        Addis Ababa
        Phone 251 1 518000

        Citizens residing in Ethiopia must Provide - 2 passport size photos, copies of any passport, national identity cards and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers

        Citizens not residing in Ethiopia will need Original fingerprints document from the police authority in resident country(in your case that would be France), copies of relevant passport pages,2 passport size photographs and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers.

        You may also ask a representative to submit the request in person on your behalf by presenting proof of legal representation and the documents listed above.
        I hope this answers your question.Feel free to ask any other questions bothering you.
        CN:#2010AF00014XXX
        NL recieved 7th May
        NL dated 31st March
        Forms sent to KCC 9th June
        Awaiting 2nd NL

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        • #5
          Get back with any questions bothering you.
          CN:#2010AF00014XXX
          NL recieved 7th May
          NL dated 31st March
          Forms sent to KCC 9th June
          Awaiting 2nd NL

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          • #6
            hi yall. i got a couple of q?
            1) i have lived in sudan for 4 years and currently living in saudi for the past 1 year. do i need to get a police report from sudan too or the saudi one is enough?
            2) my middle name in my highschool certificate is spelt wrong (an extra letter in them middle) and i cant fix it. Do i need to worry?
            3) What amount of $ do i need in a bank statment?
            Thank yall for the help

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            • #7
              Originally posted by igotnews View Post
              hi yall. i got a couple of q?
              1) i have lived in sudan for 4 years and currently living in saudi for the past 1 year. do i need to get a police report from sudan too or the saudi one is enough?
              2) my middle name in my highschool certificate is spelt wrong (an extra letter in them middle) and i cant fix it. Do i need to worry?
              3) What amount of $ do i need in a bank statment?
              Thank yall for the help
              Hi igotnews
              You will need a police report for both countries. The requirement is to have a police report from all countries where you have lived in for 6 months or more since turning sixteen(16).
              With your name issue I don't think it's gonna cause much of a problem.You might be asked to explain the error during your interview. I have read in most threads of people having problems with a whole name not appearing on their documents,but even with that they went through the interview successfully. My advice is to write KCC informing them about the problem. They would tell you what you should do.
              With the issue of the amount you need on a bank statement,read this

              http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/09poverty.shtml
              CN:#2010AF00014XXX
              NL recieved 7th May
              NL dated 31st March
              Forms sent to KCC 9th June
              Awaiting 2nd NL

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              • #8
                thanxs alot mykoko

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by igotnews View Post
                  thanxs alot mykoko
                  It's a pleasure Igotnews
                  CN:#2010AF00014XXX
                  NL recieved 7th May
                  NL dated 31st March
                  Forms sent to KCC 9th June
                  Awaiting 2nd NL

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mykoko View Post
                    You can still apply for the police Ethiopian police certificate.
                    Citizens and non-citizens residing in Ethiopia for 6 months or longer can apply for a police clearance certificate through the Federal Police Forensic department at the

                    Ethiopian Federal Police Commission
                    Forensic Investigation Department
                    PO Box 29507
                    Addis Ababa
                    Phone 251 1 518000

                    Citizens residing in Ethiopia must Provide - 2 passport size photos, copies of any passport, national identity cards and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers

                    Citizens not residing in Ethiopia will need Original fingerprints document from the police authority in resident country(in your case that would be France), copies of relevant passport pages,2 passport size photographs and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers.

                    You may also ask a representative to submit the request in person on your behalf by presenting proof of legal representation and the documents listed above.
                    I hope this answers your question.Feel free to ask any other questions bothering you.

                    I have similar problem here. I lived in Ethiopia for two years, and it means I have to get this document. It is great to know that some one with legal representation can do on my behalf.

                    Given that it probably takes ages to get any document from their offices (have had two years of bad experiences going to offices in the country; no offence but it is too bureaucratic, and I presume this one may be no different!), I wanted to start this process soon. However, I didn't still get the 2NL from KCC. Do you think it is possible to apply for police clearance by just producing to the police the first notification letter from KCC; I heard they require some request to issue police certificate in Ethiopia?

                    Thanks
                    1NL collected April 2009
                    AF00016***
                    Returned the filled form June 2009
                    2Nl Feb 22,2010
                    Interview March 17 2010
                    Visa collected March 29, 2010
                    POE: waiting.....

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                    • #11
                      to mykoko

                      Hi Mykoko

                      Thanks for the info and sorry for the late reply.
                      i have a question, what are your sources for this info?
                      The info i had saying that the "ethiopian police clearance is available only to residents" is on the wabsite of the us department of state (travel.state.gov.)
                      The fact is the french police doesn't want to take my fingerprints they say that they only do that for convicts.
                      So that is why i insist on the version given by the department of state.

                      Thanks again
                      CN:2010EU00005XXX
                      2008/10: applied for the 1st time throught usafis
                      06/29/09: 1st notification letter
                      07/04/09: forms delivered to KCC
                      11/05/09: 2nd notification letter
                      11/30/09: medical
                      12/03/09: succesful interview in Paris
                      12/05/09assports with visa
                      27/03/2010:green cards activated POE Miami
                      13/04/2010:green cards in mailbox Alexandria Virginia
                      20/04/2010:ss cards sent
                      Movind to dallas

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                      • #12
                        I am a DV 2010 winner from nigeria but im a sickle cell anemic, could this hinder my chances of visa issuance or could I not be cleared from medical?

                        Thanks.
                        CASE NUMBER: 2010AF00018*** NL RECEIVED: 5th August
                        DHL Confirm Delivery: 12 August
                        Awaiting 2nd NL

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                        • #13
                          You have to disclose it and they might want to know if you can afford insurance, since they don't want you to apply for benefits right after moving. If you have a sponsor or a job it might not be an issue.
                          My friend's case
                          CN: EU00011xxx
                          10/11/08, enter lotery
                          5/25/09, 1st NL May 25th, 2009
                          6/1/09 papers to KCC
                          6/3/09, receipt from KCC
                          8/10/09,send $ 375.- AOS
                          8/23/09 receipt
                          8/19/09, Med. fee $ 100.-
                          8/21/09Rec. AOS letter
                          10/09/09 cur. Dec
                          10/13/09package to Chi.
                          10/16/09package in Chi.
                          10/27/09 package ret./rejected due to forgot fill out one box
                          10/29/09 package rec. @ Chi
                          11/05/09 check cashed
                          11/09/09NOA I-797C
                          12/17/09 Biom.
                          02/10/10 GC app
                          02/22/10GC received

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for your instant reply, I have a LPR sponsor.
                            CASE NUMBER: 2010AF00018*** NL RECEIVED: 5th August
                            DHL Confirm Delivery: 12 August
                            Awaiting 2nd NL

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                            • #15
                              police report

                              i worked in saudi arabia for one year actually for 11 months,, now i live in jordan. I already have police report from jordan, the question is:

                              How can i get a police certificate from saudi arabia as i heard they dont provide it for people who are not currently there?!?
                              please advise me

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by lome View Post
                                I have similar problem here. I lived in Ethiopia for two years, and it means I have to get this document. It is great to know that some one with legal representation can do on my behalf.

                                Given that it probably takes ages to get any document from their offices (have had two years of bad experiences going to offices in the country; no offence but it is too bureaucratic, and I presume this one may be no different!), I wanted to start this process soon. However, I didn't still get the 2NL from KCC. Do you think it is possible to apply for police clearance by just producing to the police the first notification letter from KCC; I heard they require some request to issue police certificate in Ethiopia?

                                Thanks
                                Hi Lome
                                Are u currently residing in Ethiopia? If you are, then you should be able to apply for the Police clearance with just the first NL that was sent by KCC.
                                CN:#2010AF00014XXX
                                NL recieved 7th May
                                NL dated 31st March
                                Forms sent to KCC 9th June
                                Awaiting 2nd NL

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by bonno View Post
                                  Hi Mykoko

                                  Thanks for the info and sorry for the late reply.
                                  i have a question, what are your sources for this info?
                                  The info i had saying that the "ethiopian police clearance is available only to residents" is on the wabsite of the us department of state (travel.state.gov.)
                                  The fact is the french police doesn't want to take my fingerprints they say that they only do that for convicts.
                                  So that is why i insist on the version given by the department of state.

                                  Thanks again
                                  Bonno the source of my information are all through online research. You can read some of the sites I visited. Below are a few ones.

                                  http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...f/ethiopia.htm

                                  http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/char...cter-penal.pdf

                                  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...a/ethiopia.asp

                                  http://www.canada-city.ca/canada-imm...messageid=2992

                                  I would advice you ask someone in Ethiopia to make inquiries with the Police on your behalf pertaining to this issue. You can also write KCC. I think they would be able to advice you on what to do.
                                  Regards.
                                  CN:#2010AF00014XXX
                                  NL recieved 7th May
                                  NL dated 31st March
                                  Forms sent to KCC 9th June
                                  Awaiting 2nd NL

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by sam252 View Post
                                    i worked in saudi arabia for one year actually for 11 months,, now i live in jordan. I already have police report from jordan, the question is:

                                    How can i get a police certificate from saudi arabia as i heard they dont provide it for people who are not currently there?!?
                                    please advise me
                                    Hi Sam252

                                    Specific procedure for Saudi Arabia

                                    Citizens/Nationals should obtain a police certificate from the Saudi authorities. Apply to the Directorate of Saudi Arabian Civil Police (SACP).

                                    Please note, non-residents and temporary residents (Muslims and non-Muslims) can get Saudi Arabian police clearance certificates. They should obtain police certificates in the same way as outlined above for citizens/nationals.

                                    If you are living outside Saudi Arabia, you should go to the nearest Saudi representative office and apply there.
                                    CN:#2010AF00014XXX
                                    NL recieved 7th May
                                    NL dated 31st March
                                    Forms sent to KCC 9th June
                                    Awaiting 2nd NL

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                                    • #19
                                      police clearance from Ethiopia.

                                      hey you guys

                                      I contacted my embassy by e-mail to ask them if a needed a police clearance from Ethiopia and the answer was "police clearance from Ethiopia: rules/regulations as stated on US State Department website"

                                      So there you are guys, if you need any info contact the embassy or go to travel.state.gov. These are the ony reliable sources.

                                      I have one more question: where can i get the forms "of affidavit of support"
                                      What does my sponsor has to do only fill out the the forms and send them? are there any other documents required ? If i have a sponsor do i still need to show my bank statement?

                                      I should have said i have 4 questions instead of 1
                                      Thanks again mykoko and everyone out there
                                      CN:2010EU00005XXX
                                      2008/10: applied for the 1st time throught usafis
                                      06/29/09: 1st notification letter
                                      07/04/09: forms delivered to KCC
                                      11/05/09: 2nd notification letter
                                      11/30/09: medical
                                      12/03/09: succesful interview in Paris
                                      12/05/09assports with visa
                                      27/03/2010:green cards activated POE Miami
                                      13/04/2010:green cards in mailbox Alexandria Virginia
                                      20/04/2010:ss cards sent
                                      Movind to dallas

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                                      • #20
                                        Saudi police record

                                        to mykoko i found this in the official site of US department of imigration, I think that they are aware that Saudi does not provide police records for non current residents:


                                        I]Police clearances are available for Saudi citizens and resident third country nationals. Saudi citizens currently residing overseas must return in person to process the police clearance.

                                        Saudi citizens and third country nationals residing in the Kingdom process the police clearances by first obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with a passport-sized photograph and a national ID or residency permit at the regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

                                        Police clearances are available for Saudi nationals residing outside of the Kingdom. The expatriate Saudi citizen obtains the police clearance by returning to the Kingdom and obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with the attested police clearance request letter, a passport-sized photograph and a national ID at the Regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

                                        Police clearances are unavailable for third country nationals who no longer reside in the Kingdom.
                                        [/I]

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