DV 2021 AOS Only

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TILL YOU ARE 100 % SURE THAT YOU NUMBER WILL BE CURRENT , USUALLY THE VISA BULLETIN SHOWS THE NUMBER FOR 1 OR 2 MONTH AHEAD. WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBER IN THE BULLETIN , SEND THE APPLICATION

And your question with the above quote is?
 

FORESTWOOD

New Member
Hello, I have a question in regards to the medical exam; is it required to submit it with my initial AOS package or can it be submitted during the interview? I am reading mixed messages on wether this needs to be included in the original AOS package or can be submitted at the time of my interview. Thank you!
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hello, I have a question in regards to the medical exam; is it required to submit it with my initial AOS package or can it be submitted during the interview? I am reading mixed messages on wether this needs to be included in the original AOS package or can be submitted at the time of my interview. Thank you!

Submitting the medical report with the AOS package is highly recommended, but doing so is not a must. You can choose to proceed as described above. As long as you’re aware doing so effectively removes the possibility of your AOS application being approved without an interview as the case file will be regarded as incomplete if the IO wants to use their discretion in issuing an approval without an interview. Yes DV based AOS applications can be approved without an interview. There’s also a very slight risk of the Chicago Lockbox considering the package as incomplete and subsequently sending it back (the Chicago Lockbox shouldn’t reject the package, but this has been known to happen).
 

Milz

Member
@Sm1smom

Mom, I'd like to have your comments on these items in form I-944:

1. page 8, item #17 (I assume this is not applicable to me; so there's not a Y/N at all!)
2. page 11, item #25 (I assume this is not applicable to me; so there's not a Y/N at all!)
3. page 12. item#4.A. (as a Ph.D. student + research assistant (RA) + teaching assistant (TA) in my last year , what am I supposed to write here!?)

Thank you very much in advance.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
@Sm1smom

Mom, I'd like to have your comments on these items in form I-944:

1. page 8, item #17 (I assume this is not applicable to me; so there's not a Y/N at all!)
2. page 11, item #25 (I assume this is not applicable to me; so there's not a Y/N at all!)
3. page 12. item#4.A. (as a Ph.D. student + research assistant (RA) + teaching assistant (TA) in my last year , what am I supposed to write here!?)

Thank you very much in advance.

1. #17 - you can select NO and move on
2. #25 - you can select NO and move on
3. #4.A - you can simply select NO and move or or refer to the instructions (below) for further guidance in figuring this out:

“Item Number 4. Occupational Skills. List any relevant occupational skills, including any certifications and licenses, when these were obtained, who issued the certification or license, license numbers, and expiration/renewal date. This includes but is not limited to workforce skills, training, licenses for specific occupations or professions, and certificates documenting mastery or apprenticeships in skilled trades or professions. If it is available, you must provide evidence of any training, licenses for specific occupations or professions, and certificates documenting mastery or apprenticeships in skilled trades or professions (if this evidence is unavailable, you should provide an explanation and, if possible, evidence of unavailability such as a letter from the issuing institution).”
 

gg96

Member
I connected to live chat through Emma and told I am a DV selectee and it has been almost 5 months since I filed my case, still no interview letter and told I want to talk to a tier 2 agent. They submitted a request for this and they said a tier 2 officer will call me in 2 weeks. It was surprisingly easy, the last time I called the call center I waited for an hour and they didn't help with anything at all.

@Sm1smom When I get a call from tier 2 agent, should I request an InfoPass to talk about my name mistake and interview schedule? I want to use this opportunity in the best way I can but I don't know what to do. Thank you.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I connected to live chat through Emma and told I am a DV selectee and it has been almost 5 months since I filed my case, still no interview letter and told I want to talk to a tier 2 agent. They submitted a request for this and they said a tier 2 officer will call me in 2 weeks. It was surprisingly easy, the last time I called the call center I waited for an hour and they didn't help with anything at all.

@Sm1smom When I get a call from tier 2 agent, should I request an InfoPass to talk about my name mistake and interview schedule? I want to use this opportunity in the best way I can but I don't know what to do. Thank you.

My recommendation would be to focus on the interview. However use your discretion in deciding wether to talk about the name error (and what you’ve done to date to get it fixed) depending on how the conversation is going. The name error can always be fixed when you go in for the interview like I already told you in the past.
 

dhanu159

Active Member
I connected to live chat through Emma and told I am a DV selectee and it has been almost 5 months since I filed my case, still no interview letter and told I want to talk to a tier 2 agent. They submitted a request for this and they said a tier 2 officer will call me in 2 weeks. It was surprisingly easy, the last time I called the call center I waited for an hour and they didn't help with anything at all.

@Sm1smom When I get a call from tier 2 agent, should I request an InfoPass to talk about my name mistake and interview schedule? I want to use this opportunity in the best way I can but I don't know what to do. Thank you.

@gg96 so related to name issue- were they fine with it during the bio ?
 

raphael1899

Active Member
I connected to live chat through Emma and told I am a DV selectee and it has been almost 5 months since I filed my case, still no interview letter and told I want to talk to a tier 2 agent. They submitted a request for this and they said a tier 2 officer will call me in 2 weeks. It was surprisingly easy, the last time I called the call center I waited for an hour and they didn't help with anything at all.

@Sm1smom When I get a call from tier 2 agent, should I request an InfoPass to talk about my name mistake and interview schedule? I want to use this opportunity in the best way I can but I don't know what to do. Thank you.

Please let me know if they call you back. I did the same thing but it's been 11 days and I have not received a call from an agent yet. Thanks!
 

gg96

Member
@gg96 so related to name issue- were they fine with it during the bio ?
They said I need to call the call center to fix that and I said I have already done it and I showed the response from my field office. They said it's fine. I asked if they can fix it now they said no but they added my correct name as a previously used name. You should try asking to correct your Date of birth during bio too because I think some officers do it.
 

zeroboy

Member
Interview update:

Field office: Boston.

The field office was somehow empty.

We arrived in time, showed interview notice and the lady gave us a number and asked to wait for the officer.

Officer was a kind lady, she started with saying that we are the first DV case of FY2021.
She checked our passports, SSN card and driving licence.

Then she went through 485 forms and corrected couple of mistakes. She asked me about PhD program and my previous work. Also I gave her my latest enrolment verification. Then she asked the same questions from my wife and specificly about her education.

She asked us for documents that show we are living together. We showed car insurance and home lease.

For 944 she just asked if any thing has changed financially for us or not.

At the end she said that everything is set and we should be waiting for GCs soon.

On the way back our statues changed to ‘new car being produced”.

Thank you @Sm1smom.
And others for being a great community.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Interview update:

Field office: Boston.

The field office was somehow empty.

We arrived in time, showed interview notice and the lady gave us a number and asked to wait for the officer.

Officer was a kind lady, she started with saying that we are the first DV case of FY2021.
She checked our passports, SSN card and driving licence.

Then she went through 485 forms and corrected couple of mistakes. She asked me about PhD program and my previous work. Also I gave her my latest enrolment verification. Then she asked the same questions from my wife and specificly about her education.

She asked us for documents that show we are living together. We showed car insurance and home lease.

For 944 she just asked if any thing has changed financially for us or not.

At the end she said that everything is set and we should be waiting for GCs soon.

On the way back our statues changed to ‘new car being produced”.

Thank you @Sm1smom.
And others for being a great community.

Great update. Congratulations.
 

raphael1899

Active Member
Interview update:

Field office: Boston.

The field office was somehow empty.

We arrived in time, showed interview notice and the lady gave us a number and asked to wait for the officer.

Officer was a kind lady, she started with saying that we are the first DV case of FY2021.
She checked our passports, SSN card and driving licence.

Then she went through 485 forms and corrected couple of mistakes. She asked me about PhD program and my previous work. Also I gave her my latest enrolment verification. Then she asked the same questions from my wife and specificly about her education.

She asked us for documents that show we are living together. We showed car insurance and home lease.

For 944 she just asked if any thing has changed financially for us or not.

At the end she said that everything is set and we should be waiting for GCs soon.

On the way back our statues changed to ‘new car being produced”.

Thank you @Sm1smom.
And others for being a great community.


Congratulations! So happy for you! I'm in Boston too btw :)
 
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