I have been trying to find my way out using the information provided here; and eventually I got so lost so I decided to create an account and ask the question myself.
I am a 2013 selectee; I am currently studying in the States. My original plan was to go with AOS (My case number is under 10000). I later decided to claim this through KCC by flying back to my country and having the interview at my country of origin at the American Consulate General.
I am still present in the States. The lawyer I found told me to do the following: Fill the forms DSP122, DS230 Part I&II, send a check to St. Louis to pay the DV Lottery Processing Fee ($330), make a copy of some of the pages on your passport; and once you get the receipt for the DV Processing Fee, send them to KCC all at once.
I have everything ready, I sent the $330 check down to St. Louis; and I have been anticipating to receive a receipt. However, about 10 days after they processed the check (I double checked with my bank that the check was processed), I received an envelope with a sheet of paper attached saying that "In order to complete payment of this fee, once the USCIS has accepted your case...".
But... I am not doing AOS? What has USCIS got to do with this?
I need some help clarifying the situation, and possibly tell me the right way to have the initial contact with KCC to start this process.
From my understanding; I am supposed to send in DSP122 and 2 passport style photographs to KCC first, and then receive a mail from them, and all these other forms (DS230 Part I&II, copy of passport, the $330 fee) come afterwards. I feel like I am doing something wrong here and wasted all my time since May doing wrong things at the wrong time.
Please help me out, I would really appreciate any form of help to clarify the situation I am in and put myself on the right track.