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  1. Does this mean DV is denied? Is there anything we can do to appeal - no documents requested at this point. Will this impact future immigrant/non-immigrant visas? Sept 30 is the last date for VISA issuance for 2023 DV? "A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please follow any instructions provided by the consular officer. If you were informed by the consular officer that your case was refused for administrative processing, your case will remain refused while undergoing such processing. You will receive another adjudication once such processing is complete. Please be advised that the processing time varies and that you will be contacted if additional information is needed"
  2. Hey y'all, We're trying to fill the N-400 application for naturalization under the 90 day early filing rule, but we're unsure about what to do with a couple of things: - addresses during the past 5 years: obviously, we were still residing in my birth country 5 years ago, since our Permanent Resident cards were issued on July 17th 2018. So, we don't have U.S. addresses to list for the full 5 years yet! If we only list the addresses starting from the issuance date of our PR cards we get an alert that there's a gap in the address history. If we list our old home address in my birth country for the first 3 months, then it gives another alert saying we may have broken the continuous residency requirement, since we actually flew back to my birth country for 3 months after the first month in the U.S. The initial one month stay in the U.S. was an "activation trip" to get our PR cards issued, then we went back to my birth country to run errands and get ready to move and settle permanently in the U.S. This leads to my second question: - we used our family friends' address as our first address in the U.S. and had our PR cards sent to that address while we were running errands overseas. So, officially we held that address as our U.S. address for a little over 4 months, before we settled in at our first home in the U.S.. Now, should we list that address as our address for that entire time and omit the old home address overseas, or should we list our friends' address only for the first month, then our overseas address for the following three months until we settled in our first home in the U.S.? We will anyway list all trips outside the U.S. during our permanent residency, so that will show a trip to my birth country for that three months, but I just wonder should it be considered as just a trip like the other trips we've done during our U.S. residency, or should it be considered as a temporary move there? I remember updating our addresses at the USCIS website back in 2019, but now when I sign into my USCIS account I can't find any address history there. And if my memory serves me well, I'm pretty sure I listed our friends' address as our first U.S. address for the entire 4 months, but I just can't verify that since I can't pull any address history that I used to update back then. Also, I can't find any USCIS account number, like the N-400 forms instructs: if I go to my profile I can only edit my password and such, but there's no account number to be found anywhere. So, should I just answer that I don't have an USCIS account number? I find that weird, since I'm anyway able to log into my USCIS account, so I would think my account should have an account number. We want our naturalization to go as smoothly as possible and, obviously, we want to do everything by the book, so this community's help and/or input would be greatly appreciated! And, one last thing: if anyone knows how to get to talk to a live person at USCIS customer service, I would appreciate it! I found a thread here where some advised that by saying "technical support" or "lost receipt" would get me through, but since I don't have anything filed yet I can't provide any receipt number. Saying "technical support" didn't get me through either... Any other tricks, anybody? Thanks in advance for y'all's help! Have a wonderful week!
  3. Hi. I was wondering if anyone has experience with the spouse of the DV winner being asked to complete the DS-5535 form after the interview? Trying to understand the possible timeline... Thanks!
  4. Diversity visa ds 260 question on whether you've been to any other country ( yes/no) was never answered. I've never been to any other country. everything else on DS is answered fully except that question. the case is already at Consulate waiting interview. is it possible to request unlock to answer the particular question. or can that be fixed during interview? question 2, I have high school qualification plus vocation school. I have highschool diploma but do not have vocation diploma. will that be an issue? thank you in advance for advice
  5. After I got the information about my interview in the embassy , I read that I have to schedule an appointment in the embassy, but I have to fill the DS 160 form to get it? I'll appreciate if somebody respond my question.
  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am a DV2021 selectee. My number is EU12XXX. I got my Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. university and have been working as a Software Engineer for the last three years (on F-1 visa + STEM and STEM-OPT extensions). The company I work for happens to be a Cannabis Delivery service. I personally don’t smoke weed and have only been involved in building out the Software. Neither my university nor the employer notified me at the time of joining the company that any relation to Cannabis is prohibited for International Students. More than that, the USCIS twice approved my STEM and STEM-extension applications under this employer. However, from the personal research I’ve done it seems to be a big no no. I am also getting mixed responses from lawyers. So far 2 out of three say it is a huge problem and 1 says that it is totally fine. I am hesitant to file my DS-260 application due to this reason. I know that it stays on the Employment History, but should I be looking to switch companies? I suspect from my research, that it is safe to wait until around February to file my DS-260? What would you advise to do and where would you advise I look for help? Thank you very much in advance!
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