Two things, our answers, at least mine and those of the regulars on this forum, were not speculative. It was based on real experiences and understanding f the rues that are followed.
Second. I very much doubt your interviewer had much clue what "DV selectee" means, much less that they saw your number and concurred you had no chance. So yes, you are reading too much into it.
Glad you got the E3 though, that is an awesome advantage you guys have over the rest of the world. My H1 took 2 attempts and over 10k in lawyers fees. Your E3 costs nothing in comparison and gives better benefits!
My apologies britsimon, I had not realised you had applied for an E3 visa while you also had an outstanding DS-260 petition as the result of being a DV selectee. In the few instances this question has been asked it was not clear that you and the others replying had real world experience with this scenario.
Why would the consulate staff not be aware of the DV visa and it's selectees? FYI the person that interviewed me was also doing immigrant visa applications...
But yes I agree, reading too much into it.
Hang on... I thought in the first paragraph we were talking about having real world experience with applying for the E3 visa with an outstanding DS-260 from being a DV selectee...??
I'm not trying to be an arse, but when I said speculative answers perhaps now you can see the context I wrote that in...
I digress though, thank you and yes we are extremely lucky with the E3.
Hey Neko, where did you have your E3 interview? Im currently sitting in NYC waiting for mine to be processed via USCIS and its taking forever. Considering switching to consular processing if I can go somewhere cheaply but Ive heard that the Canadian consulates are not processing E3s at the moment.
Who'd you hear that from? I did an E3 in Ottawa but that was a couple of years back.
The Dept of State sent the American Immigration Lawyers Association a memo earlier this month stating that due to current workloads the consulates in Canada won't be processing non immigrant visas for third party nationals over this summer (June-August). My immigration attorney told me.
It looks accurate however I'd try giving Halifax a call. They always have the shortest queue and I can see they have a one day wait for non-immigrant visas.
Anyone interested on OC CEAC Data as of 23rd June can get from the following link.
I am not familiar with OC CP but you need to make sure all CPs are in for Aug CN before analyzing Aug data,Very interesting. Judging by the density of applicants (including dependents) over the last hundred case numbers, I'd guess the next VB will have OC at somewhere around 1800. A very rough guess.
Generally speaking, do people think think that 2014 is a game changer? I mean, all previous years, we saw OC go Current and now it looks like it's a very high likelihood that won't happen and now everyone thinks that it won't happen again for 2015. Just wondering why people seem to think the days of OC going current are over, versus looking at the 2014 DV lottery as a bit of an anomaly the same way 2012 was in the other direction.