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DV 2018 OC Selectees

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by dilemma87, May 4, 2017.

  1. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

  2. carolineelle

    carolineelle New Member

    Thanks :D
  3. Whypie

    Whypie New Member

    Hi everyone,

    Just checking in to say hi and thanks for all the support over the last few months. I've been lurking in the background and sopping up all the information I can.

    Don't know how my sanity would have survived without the pages of reassurance everyone on here has provided.

    I have a pretty good case number OC09X so I'm hoping for an October interview. I filled in the DS-260 early May and reopened it for a day in July to fix up an error with my dad's place of birth and add a trip to the US. We'll see if that make a difference.

    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and I'll let you all know any updates as I get them!
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  4. deltam1

    deltam1 New Member

    Hi All just found this forum i was selected with a number of OC 20XX . Do i have any hope of being selected?

    I notice this years bulletin has gone current, doesnt that mean all numbers will be accepted?
  5. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius New Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum!
    There's a comprehensive analysis of DV2018 selectee numbers here http://britsimonsays.com/dv2018-selectee-numbers-published/
    I think it answers both your questions.
  6. deltam1

    deltam1 New Member

    Thank you. Ok so odds aren't in my favour but who knows what may happen. My wife also won and has a 10XX number but she is claiming on Work Experience and i know this can be quite a hard route to take and end up being a waste of money, hence hoping i could go on my entry
  7. EmilyW

    EmilyW Well-Known Member

    Your wife will definitely get an interview and claiming on Work Experience isn't as hard as people think. @Britsimon will have some great advice for her on how to succeed via that route, if you ask him.
  8. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Leave the panicking to those unfortunate souls with high CNs who may never get a 2NL...
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  9. WildYak

    WildYak New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've read a lot about either claiming on work experience or education, but at what point do you make that choice? When I filled out the DS260 I just answered all the Qs about work and education as prompted. There didn't seem to be an opportunity to elect one or the other as a basis for being assessed on. Do you make the choice at the interview stage?

    I also read that the US consulate would take your passport at the interview. How long do they usually need it for? (E.g. a few moments, hours, weeks?)

    Thanks for everyones contributions on this forum!

  10. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    You don't get to make the selection before hand. The default criteria is via education, so you will be asked for your diploma/certificate at the time of your interview. If you don't meet the educational criteria that is when you indicat your using work experience.

    Passport is retained on average for a couple of days which could be end up being weeks or months if one ends up on AP.
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  11. coogee_

    coogee_ New Member

    Hi all, I'm a fellow DV 2018 OC selectee. I have been reading the forum over the past few months, gleaning as much useful info as I can. It's been a fantastic resource. I have an OC 03xx number so am hoping for a November interview.

    Just saying hi for the moment!
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