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  1. Sorry, you mean she went back to Romania and stayed there for the next 7 years? She could have returned just with the visa in her passport, it was good for one year.
  2. What region? What embassy? What is their country of chargeability?
  3. KL is unique in that they actually pre-screen documents post-2NL, pre-interview. They expect proof of admission (physical presence) and a residence type visa or permit (ability to stay within Malaysia for interview processing). You can get away with choosing KL at the KCC stage - they don’t usually check so long as your inputted address is proper - but you’ll hit a roadblock once you get your 2NL if DOS has not yet announced their solution for Sudanese DV (ie; instructing all or specific embassies to intake Sudanese), or you have not yet obtained a resident visa for Malaysia. With that said, in DV22 KL made exceptions and helped out a bit with applicants who were stuck at backlogged embassies - all they required at that time was an admission stamp. Goes to show how much can change from one DV year to the next. Are there any other countries you could realistically get a long term visa for by the time you interview? You can guesstimate sometimes when that will be based on your CN.
  4. Yes, I’m aware of that recent announcement but I’m not sure it applies. “This policy change does not affect the Covid vaccination requirement for foreign nationals seeking U.S. permanent residence (green card). Until further notice, adjustment of status and immigrant visa applicants must continue to show proof of vaccination, or eligibility for an exception, in order to pass their green card medical exams. It should be noted that, in general, green card medical exams require several vaccinations that are not required for international travel. Termination of any vaccination requirement for green card medical exams would require a separate announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“ That’s the closest thing I could find - but it’s from an immigration law firm, and not an official government source. If you look up “CDC Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians”, which is the guide for the immigration medicals, they haven’t made any recent announcements. I could see them clarifying this soon though.
  5. I’ve not seen any official update actually to the immigrant requirements - looks like only non-immigrants at the moment are affected by the lift.
  6. Yes, continue to hope that a second draw will be done because of a glitch that’s totally likely to happen again.
  7. At the beginning of the form, you select the location for your interview, and this choice cannot be changed later. KCC, when processing the DS260 and determining interview location, considers your selection and compares it to your present address. When they differ, the present address is the preferred input. If the present address does not have a US consulate or embassy, they assign those nationals elsewhere, usually in a country that is relatively accessible. For example, Somalian applicants are assigned to Nairobi, Afghan applicants to Islamabad, Chad applicants to Yaounde, etc; The events in Sudan are too recent though and as such DOS has not yet announced what embassy will process Sudanese nationals. To change your interview location, your current address must be within the jurisdiction of your desired embassy. KCC will see the difference and will base the location on the address. After submitting the DS260 you can also email them at kccdv@state.gov and clarify that the selection is inaccurate and you should be interviewed at embassy X, but it’s important the present address matches or they may not honor it.
  8. You’re confused. I was responding to Boiler, expanding on his comment about overselection. My comment had nothing to do with you.
  9. ~120K selectees for DV23, for 55K visas, not including NACARA’s share.
  10. I don’t know, but it’s good practice to save it until at least Sept 30. You can follow the news maybe, set an alert for “Diversity Lottery,” but if you’re not selected today it’s usually over.
  11. The results are published at noon EDT. When you login with your confirmation number you’ll have a selection letter or a “not selected” letter. DOS does not usually run another draw unless something crazy happens, like a malfunction.
  12. Iranian applicants often face DS-5535 vetting, and Ankara, one of the designated Iranian posts explicitly says that administrative processing for Iranians can take six months or more. Sorry, it must be devastating. Good news is that most eventually clear.
  13. Evaluating CIMT can be complex, which is also why any and all court records (of which you have at least two?) are to be presented at interview. It appears that resisting arrest can be considered a CIMT in some cases, as are uttering threats, but it’s case specific and I’m in no position to determine that for you, and frankly, neither are you. The point is that you must disclose it, as well as provide the court records, even if it ends up as dismissals.
  14. I would submit the PCC and her passport with the 221g slip and wait for their response - the instructions would be on the 221g slip. If her CEAC status says “Refused” then the interview already happened, technically.
  15. Is this about the DV lottery? If you are selected there are a few questions in the DS260 that apply to you, see attached. Also not sure if you meant to say “molestation”? And the threats to the journalists, was that political? In any case, just because your PCC is clean doesn’t mean you’re not required to disclose your arrests and pending (criminal?) cases. On top of that, your immigration medical will need to address your mental health. It’s worth noting that it’s unlikely you will be selected in the lottery anyway, but good luck.
  16. It means to include them as a recipient in your email, so you are sending the same email to both KCC and Monrovia. Don’t forget to include your CN, full name and birth date in your email.
  17. You have to be persistent with KCC, they need to set you up with an appointment at Monrovia to show your ID. Something like this: “Dear KCC, my DS260 is blocked. If i need to appear for identity verification, please arrange the appointment. My post is Monrovia.” I would also CC Monrovia in your emails: ivmonrovia@state.gov to get their attention. I know a few people that this happened to and KCC responded with that same reply several times. It was only when they involved the embassy in their correspondence that things were resolved. I don’t know why. Once you appear at the embassy for verification they unlock your DS260 for 1 week.
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