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DV related analysis sources - useful links - gathered in one place

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Britsimon, May 23, 2014.

  1. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Hey Guys, I would like to collect some useful stuff together. If you want to add things that you find useful, reply here and I will try to categorize/track them on this first post so they are all easily available any time.

    **Official U.S. Government Website to enter the lottery**

    USCIS info
    Visa Bulletin home - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html
    DV visas issued 2004 - 2013 by country and region - http://travel.state.gov/content/dam...013AnnualReport/FY13AnnualReport-TableVII.pdf
    DV Program statistics (Entries, selected entransts and visas issued) - http://travel.state.gov/content/vis...y-visa/diversity-visa-program-statistics.html
    Visa denials - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/denials.html
    9 FAM notes on DV - http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/87838.pdf
    Reasons for denials and waivers - http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86933.pdf

    CEAC Data trackers
    All data is gathered by the CEAC case number checker - https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx
    DV2014 Graphs (by Dalius) - http://dv2014.tumblr.com/
    DV2014 data latest (by Rafikbo) -
    DV2013 CEAC data (by Raevsky) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...VWWnJoV1BZSTF0R0JGeVRSTFE&usp=drive_web#gid=0

    Case number history
    EU, AF, AS - http://www.dv-info.site40.net/
    SA -
    OC - http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18HYMJrSB2tIZUNODMXZQ3XSOir9uU1pfZGW56WaHEPs/edit?usp=sharing

    General Info
    About the DV program - http://www.wolfsdorf.com/articles/DV_Article_2004-05.pdf
    General info gathered during a 2011 House report - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt275/html/CRPT-112hrpt275.htm
    I94 and travel history link - https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html
    Guide for new immigrants - http://forums.immigration.com/threa...states-web-link-included.320990/#post-2344107

    Embassy website info
    Ankara embassy schedule - http://www.usemb-ankara.org.tr/consular/english/schedule_dv.html
    Egypt schedule - http://egypt.usembassy.gov/consular/iv8.html
    Warsaw schedule- http://poland.usembassy.gov/poland/appointment.html
    Cambodia schedule - http://cambodia.usembassy.gov/scheduled_appointments.html

    Social forums/Blogs etc
    Oceana FB page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/aussiegreencard/
    Nepal winner FB page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dvwinnersfromnepal/?fref=nf
    Romania - https://www.facebook.com/groups/loteriavizelor/

    Other forums - DV2015 case numbers:
    USSR1 - http://greencard.by/community/forum/forum27/topic6373/?PAGEN_1=1
    USSR2 - http://www.govorimpro.us/выигрыши-в-green-card-лотерее/53117-dv-2015-сообщения-о-выигрышах.html
    Romania - http://www.paginaloteristilor.ro/forum/showthread.php?t=14168
    Another Romania forum - http://www.loteriavizelor.com/forum/index.php?lv_sid=c18aee6af35db6764ab618bc2a3a9465
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
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  2. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Britsimon - I know this is analysis - not sure if here or another thread but I think a one stop resource for interview prep, documents needed, advice re medicals etc might be useful?
  3. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Yes that would indeed be useful! Happy to do that as part of this thread for now - and then maybe break it out into its own thread if needed. So - feel free to add anything here.

    The new forum software is more forgiving/useful allowing thread renaming etc and wth the "powers" of mod status we are finally able to pin threads and so on.
  4. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    I'm happy to add - but it's late here, will try compile some stuff over the weekend :)
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  5. Sloner

    Sloner Active Member

  6. ceskhermina

    ceskhermina Member

  7. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Thanks Sloner and Ceskhermina.
  8. vladek

    vladek Active Member

  9. Rajiv S. Khanna

    Rajiv S. Khanna HOST, Immigration.Com Staff Member

    Simon, we can now embed Google docs and spreadsheets. If there is a problem with permissions, tell Monica to fix it for you. But make sure you publish the document first. Monica, please help.
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  10. monica1

    monica1 Administrator Staff Member

    Hello All,
    Here is how to embed a google spreadsheet in your post.
    1. Create the google spreadsheet
    2. Go to "file", "publish to the web", "start publishing". This will publish the spreadsheet on the web
    3. When you publish it, it will give you a URL under "document link". Copy that URL.
    4. Then on the forums, start a new post, From the editor, click on the icon for "Media" and insert that UR, then save.

    We are trying to see how to make it such so that any registered user can edit it and add more info.

    Embedding a sample spreadsheet.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
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  11. monica1

    monica1 Administrator Staff Member

    Just FYI, there is a "share" option in every post now allowing you to share individual posts.
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  12. Rajiv S. Khanna

    Rajiv S. Khanna HOST, Immigration.Com Staff Member

    To add to what Monica was saying -- We are also trying to embed Google Forms as well. That way, you can share the form that updates an underlying spreadsheet without having to open the spreadsheet to edit for everyone. I am not sure how it will play out, but I think it will work. Monica is looking into it.
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  13. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Thanks Rajiv for all the changes being implemented.
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    AU.Dan Registered Users (C)

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  17. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Reasons for visa denial, and if waivers are available. NOTE: this is general and not DV specific. (So for example it doesn't list the DV education requirement) - but every so often we get posts from people saying they did X or Y and will it result in a refusal.

  18. EURO2014

    EURO2014 Well-Known Member

    Somewhat older data, yet possibly of some interest:

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  19. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Great chart - and shows you exactly why it is the diversity visa!!
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  20. Samontha

    Samontha New Member

    dear Britsimon, why can't i check PHP interview schedule (07-11-14)

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