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  1. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    KCC is backed up. As of now, it is “normal” for them to take several weeks to respond to email messages.
  2. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    Sorry I don’t know of any.
  3. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    You’ll be fine.
  4. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    1. I don’t know of any way to take back your “application”. You can look into canceling the cashier’s check if it hasn’t been cashed. 2. How about the unauthorized income earned via your account by your friend? If CBP finds out about it, that translates into you having violated your F1 status...
  5. Sm1smom

    DV 2022 AOS (Adjustment of Status) Only

    Yup, that is incorrect. The so called 90 day rule is guidance by DOS (Dept. Of States) to COs (consular officers). DOS has no jurisdiction over the USCIS, so that guidance is not binding nor applicable to USCIS. USCIS will review what is known as the totality of the circumstance in making a...
  6. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    Seems to me like you're mixing up visa and status here. The F1 visa is basically the stamp put on your passport by the embassy, this is the document authorizing your admission into the US. It is different from being in F1 status. So is it your visa stamp that needs to be renewed, as in you will...
  7. Sm1smom

    DV 2022 AOS (Adjustment of Status) Only

    "So far I've learned that an AOS case should not be filed within 90 days after entering the US to avoid the assumption of fraud and that (the optional first step) filing the DS-260 shows immigrant intend." Where did you learn that???
  8. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    What do you mean by filing DS260 and sending it through to the Lockbox? Is the DS260 form the only thing you’ve submitted to date? That is form gets submitted online, it doesn’t get sent to USCIS, it is not what kicked off your AOS process. You need to provide more information on precisely what...
  9. Sm1smom

    DV-2022.Spouse surname issue

    Not a problem. Make sure you list her new surname (yours) under the last name section on the DS260 form. Then list her maiden name under the Other Names section of the form.
  10. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    It is up to you if you want the IO in attendance or not. The IOs are aware lawyers on record could get fired for one reason or the other by the applicant long before the application process gets concluded. All the best with the interview. And keep us posted.
  11. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    Looks like you FO batches up DV based AOS cases and wait towards the end of the FY before proceeding. You’ve actually demonstrated an unusual understanding and patience in this forum, greatly appreciate that! Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys. Congratulations on your wife’s DV22...
  12. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    You were cited and fined, you need to answer yes to the question asking if you’ve ever been cited. Then go to Part 14 on the form to explain what the citation is about and how you’ve already paid the fine.
  13. Sm1smom

    Dependent's Educational Documents

    Educational documents are not required from derivatives. By the way, there’s a major thread for AOS related questions, consider posting subsequent questions on that thread as against creating your own thread. You will benefit immensely by posting and reading other people’s posts on that thread.
  14. Sm1smom

    Hi

    Do you mean you were born in DR Congo, and are currently living in South Africa under asylum - and you're wondering if being in asylum in SA will be an issue with your DV selection? You need to be more clear with your post/question in order to get the right response/guidance.
  15. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 AOS Only

    Congratulations on the GC approval. The H1B transfer will subsequently get denied once they realize your AOS has been approved. You can proactively send in a withdrawal notice for the H1B transfer AFTER you've received the plastic GC itself, or you can decide to do nothing and wait for USCIS to...
  16. Sm1smom

    DV 2022 AOS (Adjustment of Status) Only

    Adding to my previous response, here's what a forum member in a similar situation described doing in order to change the interview location page on the DS260 form prior to it being submitted: After completing all the steps in DS260 and prior to hitting the submit button - Select Review - ->...
  17. Sm1smom

    DV 2022 AOS (Adjustment of Status) Only

    KCC cannot unlock a form that’s yet to be submitted.
  18. Sm1smom

    DV 2022 AOS (Adjustment of Status) Only

    1. DS260 is not required for AOS, but it is recommended. You can decide on if you wish to submit it or not. If you do decide to submit, I’ll caution against doing so now for someone with a high CN as it demonstrates an immigrant intent which may be difficult to overcome should you need to apply...
  19. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 ALL SELECTEES

    @poida Your above question is none AOS related, the post was therefore moved from the AOS thread.
  20. Sm1smom

    DV 2021 ALL SELECTEES

    You’ll file to sponsor them in that case, you can learn more about that process when you get to that stage. But be aware, it will take close to two years or more for that process to complete from when it is initiated. It will also cost you a lot more financially.
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