DV 2021 AOS Only

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Thank you guys .. i was initially thinking just let my i-485 get apporved , then just not let her go to the interview (CP) and then sponsor her . But as susie said if they cant revoke my green card based off of her photo , i guess ill just proceed.

On the side not what is FTJ process?
An overview of the FTJ (Follow To Join) process is described here. More details below as described in 9FAM 502.6

Following-to-Join Applicants:
DV applicants are informed in the electronic notification of how to adjust status to lawful permanent residence in the United States. A principal applicant who has adjusted status may file Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition with USCIS requesting DHS send the Form I-824, upon its adjudication, to consular posts as verification of his or her LPR status. Upon receipt of this information, posts must send any derivative family members instructions for accessing the Form DS-260, Online Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, and the Packets for Immigrant Visa Processing (see 9 FAM 504.4-2(A)(2)) for completion. Post must notify the KCC of the adjustment of the principal applicant so that the electronic case can be modified and transmitted to post to allow visa issuance to the derivative family members. Proof of the principal applicant’s adjustment of status must be provided to the KCC. Posts can then process these cases to conclusion, obtaining additional DV numbers from the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division (CA/VO/DO/I) as necessary, via Visas Frog messages (see 9 FAM 504.3-2(B)). Spouses and children who derive status from a DV application can only obtain visas in the DV category during the same Fiscal Year in which the principal applicant was admitted or adjusted status. Derivative applicants cannot follow-to-join after the end of the Fiscal Year in which the principal applicant was admitted or adjusted status.
 
1. They both mean the same thing.
2. Don’t include NA as middle name, it is okay to leave that section blank. Also use your discretion as to which sections to leave blank or may require “N/A“ or “None” as the applicable response.
3. Doesn’t matter when the I-94 was printed as long as you’ve not traveled out and back since it was issued.
4. You can disable java script on in order to type into DS into that box: (this should also address the N/A)
Select Edit>Preferences
Select the JavaScript Category
Uncheck the ‘Enable Acrobat JavaScript’ option
Click OK

Alternatively, complete those fields by hand after downloading the form.
Thank you very much.
 
Hello All,

I have issues with getting my online tax transcripts (I think they haven't put my information on the website yet).

Is there any other way to obtain it? if I can't get them in time what else should I put in the package instead of tax transcripts?
 
Hi,
I am currently in the us as an overstay tourist visa for less than 6months. The reason for my overstay is because I got married and my spouse is a US citizen. We are in the process of gathering all documents needed for filing for marriage based GC. I also found out I won the DV lottery 2021. How should I proceed in this case? Should I continue with the DV application (cn eu0035xx) or continue with my marriage based application even though for the second one the process might take longer? Is my DV non eligible since I have overstayed? What would be the best scenario in my case?
Thank you in advance for your advices!
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi,
I am currently in the us as an overstay tourist visa for less than 6months. The reason for my overstay is because I got married and my spouse is a US citizen. We are in the process of gathering all documents needed for filing for marriage based GC. I also found out I won the DV lottery 2021. How should I proceed in this case? Should I continue with the DV application (cn eu0035xx) or continue with my marriage based application even though for the second one the process might take longer? Is my DV non eligible since I have overstayed? What would be the best scenario in my case?
Thank you in advance for your advices!
You’re not eligible to file a DV based AOS application since you’re currently out of status. Your only options are either process your DV selection via CP which requires you to depart from the US, or forget about the DV selection and file a marriage based AOS which allows your current overstay to get overlooked.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
You’re not eligible to file a DV based AOS application since you’re currently out of status. Your only options are either process your DV selection via CP which requires you to depart from the US, or forget about the DV selection and file a marriage based AOS which allows your current overstay to get overlooked.
To add to this for clarity, although Linda13 is probably aware of the implications as she mentioned a less than 6 month overstay: if wanting to pursue DV overseas she would need to depart before 180 days overstay in order to avoid a ban. The 3-year ban resulting from a >180 days (<365days) overstay would obviously make successfully processing DV2021 impossible.
 
I filed for an in country E3 extension in May which was finally approved today September 1. As I understand it I am now back in Status and can proceed with my DS-260 and Adjustment of Status. My number is low and is already current OC and less than 100.

I plan to file my DS-260 this week. Do i need to wait any length of time between filing the DS-260 and the Adjustment of Status or can I go ahead with posting the Adjustment of Status as soon as I complete the medical exam and put together the package?
 

Xarthisius

Well-Known Member
I filed for an in country E3 extension in May which was finally approved today September 1. As I understand it I am now back in Status and can proceed with my DS-260 and Adjustment of Status. My number is low and is already current OC and less than 100.

I plan to file my DS-260 this week. Do i need to wait any length of time between filing the DS-260 and the Adjustment of Status or can I go ahead with posting the Adjustment of Status as soon as I complete the medical exam and put together the package?
It'd be best to wait till 10/01 before filling for adjustment of status. There have been cases that were refused for filing before their fiscal years even begins, despite the early filing memo. At this stage you don't gain anything by filing early, as FO are still giving priority to DV20.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I filed for an in country E3 extension in May which was finally approved today September 1. As I understand it I am now back in Status and can proceed with my DS-260 and Adjustment of Status. My number is low and is already current OC and less than 100.

I plan to file my DS-260 this week. Do i need to wait any length of time between filing the DS-260 and the Adjustment of Status or can I go ahead with posting the Adjustment of Status as soon as I complete the medical exam and put together the package?
You should actually start by going through the AOS process spreadsheet - highly recommend you do that before proceeding any further. Pay attention to the AOS FAQ tab on it by the way.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
I filed for an in country E3 extension in May which was finally approved today September 1. As I understand it I am now back in Status and can proceed with my DS-260 and Adjustment of Status. My number is low and is already current OC and less than 100.

I plan to file my DS-260 this week. Do i need to wait any length of time between filing the DS-260 and the Adjustment of Status or can I go ahead with posting the Adjustment of Status as soon as I complete the medical exam and put together the package?
It'd be best to wait till 10/01 before filling for adjustment of status. There have been cases that were refused for filing before their fiscal years even begins, despite the early filing memo. At this stage you don't gain anything by filing early, as FO are still giving priority to DV20.
Agree with xarthisius. You gain almost nothing by submitting early with such a low number and potentially risk a rejection.
Also note that with AOS they won’t necessarily schedule your interview soon just because you submitted early. A number of FOs batch their DV cases. Waiting a month to submit likely won’t materially affect when you interview.
 
Guys thanks for your help and support. I filled out the ds260 form (I will do it through AOS dv2021), tell me how to pay $ 330. The online system is not working at the moment.
 

rabey

Active Member
Guys thanks for your help and support. I filled out the ds260 form (I will do it through AOS dv2021), tell me how to pay $ 330. The online system is not working at the moment.
There's no online system to pay DV fee. You need to mail it. You need to pay more attention to what's in the spread sheet.
 
hello mom,
I am looking forward to AOS. But i have few question refarding filling of DS-260 and I-485.
Firstly, I am an F-1 student and i finished my associate degree from a community college. I applied for an OPT(Optional Practical Training). I received a EAD(Employement Authorization) card which contains an Alien Registration(A- number) number. However, i never used it and never seeked employment using it. Instead I transferred into a 4 year university for my undergraduate program.
1.Ds-260: while filling it do i need to put my A-number?
2.I-485: This form has A-number on the top of every page. Do i put it in an old A-number or will i be issued a new one? Or how does it work for me?
I hope i have explained my question. Thank you so much mom.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
hello mom,
I am looking forward to AOS. But i have few question refarding filling of DS-260 and I-485.
Firstly, I am an F-1 student and i finished my associate degree from a community college. I applied for an OPT(Optional Practical Training). I received a EAD(Employement Authorization) card which contains an Alien Registration(A- number) number. However, i never used it and never seeked employment using it. Instead I transferred into a 4 year university for my undergraduate program.
1.Ds-260: while filling it do i need to put my A-number?
2.I-485: This form has A-number on the top of every page. Do i put it in an old A-number or will i be issued a new one? Or how does it work for me?
I hope i have explained my question. Thank you so much mom.
1 & 2. You have to provide the A# on any form that has the A# field.
 
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