The "been there done that" thread: life in the US after DV

1. What do you mean by ”process”? It’s pretty simple for most people: fill in form, go to biometrics, wait for interview, then wait for oath ceremony. The times between these steps vary by FO and the full process can take anything from a few months to over a year,
2. See above
3. Yes
4. The form only asks for the last 5 years (3 years if married to usc) which should be maximum date of issue of GC
5. If you submit it on online (recommended), your myuscis account will have a copy of the form and all documents submitted.
Thank you Susie for you reply, and yes i understand the general process until the Oath ceremony, I was wondering is the applicaton will be submitted to USCIS in Arizona or TX center and then they send the file to the field office or the onlin form will be direct to the field office?
For us, we are DV lottery so it is 5 years. we will be 90 days or as you advised before 88 days to apply before the 5 years anniversary.
We did 2 international visits since we beame GC holders around 92 days total which should be OK and still can apply.. One online account for each one of us to submitt our applications as parents or we need to creat two accounts? We apprecite any comments or correction.
 

SusieQQQ

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Thank you Susie for you reply, and yes i understand the general process until the Oath ceremony, I was wondering is the applicaton will be submitted to USCIS in Arizona or TX center and then they send the file to the field office or the onlin form will be direct to the field office?
For us, we are DV lottery so it is 5 years. we will be 90 days or as you advised before 88 days to apply before the 5 years anniversary.
We did 2 international visits since we beame GC holders around 92 days total which should be OK and still can apply.. One online account for each one of us to submitt our applications as parents or we need to creat two accounts? We apprecite any comments or correction.
My understanding is that it goes direct to your field office when filed online, I may be wrong.
You will need an online account for each person, the system does not accept the same account for more than one A number. (You also cannot reuse the same email or phone number for different people.)
 
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