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DV 2018 AOS Only

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Sm1smom, May 2, 2017.

  1. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    1. Please take a look at the AOS process spreadsheet for a better understanding of a DV based AOS petition.

    2. Take a look at Simon's blog:
    http://britsimonsays.com/dv2017-basic-questions/
     
  2. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    30-60-90 day rule is for AOS or COS only, it has no bearing on CP.
     
  3. ph1ll1ipswaya

    ph1ll1ipswaya New Member

    Mom, I read briefly about the AP card,
    1. would it be an alternative solution for my question (here again): If I submit DS260 under AoS, [would I be able to] travel home and [re-enter] the US without jeopardizing my AoS processing
    2. what is the processing time range for the AP card application ?
     
  4. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    1. Please settle down and pay attention to what you're reading. You don't get an AP card based on DS260 submission. An AP card is applied for with the AOS package - using an AP card has certain disadvantages well documented on the AOS process spreadsheet, hence my recommendation (AGAIN) that you go over it.

    2. Currently 3 - 4 from AOS package submission and acceptance by USCIS.
     
  5. ph1ll1ipswaya

    ph1ll1ipswaya New Member

    Please, I want to make sure I understand this correctly: Submitting the DS 260 (requesting A0S) and/or I-485 within 90 days of re-entering the US on F1/2, would jeopardize my AoS process as it will be presumed a willful misrepresentation of my immigration intent at the moment of re-entering the US. is this correct?
     
  6. ph1ll1ipswaya

    ph1ll1ipswaya New Member

    Thanks a lot. will revisit the spreadsheet.
     
  7. Snaydsa

    Snaydsa New Member

    Hello,

    I was depressed all day today, since I woke up to find out about the new cutoff for Africa. I have been checking the VB, and patiently waiting.
    I am in the US, aiming for AOS. My case number is 2018AF10xxx. I was hoping that my number becomes current in November.
    I am worried, as my I20 expires end of December, and I am supposed to graduate by then.

    1- should I try to extend my I20, or graduate and file for OPT? I just did not want to create confusion and find myself concurrently filing for OPT and AOS.

    Thank you a million
     
  8. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Sorry I can't tell you which way to go except whatever you do, make sure you have a valid status prior to submitting your AOS package to ensure you have a fall back status in case your AOS petition does not go through.
     
  9. Snaydsa

    Snaydsa New Member

    Thank you
     
  10. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    To add to what mom said - you do know that with AOS it can take months after you're current before you interview?
     
  11. Jonathan784

    Jonathan784 Member

    Hi mom,

    If the visa cutoff for EU in November is 4500 and my CN is 4600, would I be able to do early filing in October? Or in November?
     
  12. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    It depends on what the cutoff number for Dec is. If it is above 4600, then you can file as early as Oct - make sure you're aware of the 3 possible outcomes of an early filing especially if you're likely to be out of current status during the AOS process.
     
  13. ph1ll1ipswaya

    ph1ll1ipswaya New Member

    Mom thanks again for the valuable information on the spreadsheet, and thanks for the link to Simon's blog (thanks Simon)
    1. Is it possible to do the following after submitting DS260 but before receiving 2ndNL?
    1.1. Pay DV administrative fee ($330) to the DOS
    2.2. Send AOS package to the Chicago Lockbox, Assuming VB advanced notification shows number current?
    2. Are you aware of a spreadsheet for the CP process, like the one you've done for AoS?
    Thanks
    CN29xxx
     
  14. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    There's no need for a spreadsheet for CP, what to do is explained in great detail in the official pages that are linked from your selection letter.
     
  15. ph1ll1ipswaya

    ph1ll1ipswaya New Member

    Thanks!
     
  16. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    1.1 & 1.2: Yes and yes. That is why I've been saying the DS260 submission date makes little to no difference to the AOS process.

    2. No spreadsheet for CP. The steps are straight forward and adequately covered/explained on the official/government website.
     
  17. Jonathan784

    Jonathan784 Member

    The 3 options being:

    1. approved
    2. Denied-make payment again, if they deny it due to early filing, do they use the check still?
    3. May have to do medical exam again? (My med exam expires in January)

    Is this right?
     
  18. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    3 Possible Outcomes of Early Filing (actually 4, but the 4th one is really mute since it is the desired outcome):
    1. Accepted by the Chicago Lockbox
    2. Package rejected by the Chicago Lockbox and returned to sender several weeks after package was originally delivered.
    3. AOS petitioner erroneously denied by the FO several months after the package was originally accepted by the Chicago Lockbox.
    4. AOS petition approved.

    I'm the case of 2 or 3, if this happens when you're already out of the status you were in prior to filing, you will no longer have a valid status to enable you file again or fall back on.
     
  19. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    And if the petition is denied:
    You do not get a fee refund
    You cannot file the same petition again, but you may be able to file an appeal (for a fee) if time is on your side.
    You may also be able to convince the FO the case was was erroneously denied and get them to reopen without having to pay an appeal fee.
     
  20. Jonathan784

    Jonathan784 Member

    Thank you so much for clarifying that. I am assuming that is up to the discretion of the FO and there would be no way to check and guarantee on what my local office's policy on early filing is? Say if I were to contact them.
     

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