DV2022

How to Send an Effective Email to Kentucky Consular Center, KCC – Green Card Lottery

Throughout your diversity visa journey, there might come a time when you might need to send an email to KCC to unlock your DS260 application to make important changes to your case or general inquiry about your case. General inquiries about diversity visa, DV, or case update must be sent to kccdv@state.gov

This article has already been explained in a video available on my YouTube channel Wofoy TV 

With over 100,000 selectees in the DV lottery, it is expected that KCC would be dealing with enormous number of emails. Therefore, you want to make sure the important details in your email doesn’t get swept under the rag with automated response which sometimes do not address the issue.

I have come up with a more effective way to send an email to KCCto get an effective response.

1. Why do you want to contact KCC?

You need to ask yourself why it is necessary for you to contact KCC because contacting them over unimportant matters will just be waste of resources.

2. Your concern must be relevant to KCC.

We get caught up in our own stories and what detail we think will sweetened our stories but at the end of the day, KCC can only assist you with issues that are under their jurisdiction. So, make sure your issue is something KCC can help solve.

3. Keep your message simple and short.

Keeping your message simple and short will keep the KCC contractor reading to respond to your email engaged. Long and winding stories get boring, and no one wants to read a boring story. Besides, you are not the only one emailing KCC, but you want to make sure, you get the resolution or answer you desire, and this will help get you that.

4. Ready to Compose your email

Make sure you have the correct email address, put your case number in the subject line and identify yourself or the applicant who is the subject of this email to that KCC will provide the appropriate solution.

 

5. Offer options on your expected solutions

Most of the time when people contact KCC, they want their cases to be unlocked or some changes to be made to their cases. If you are unsure of what appropriate solution to apply to your case, you could ask KCC to make the changes is possible or unlock your case for you. This is a better way because you could avoid unlocking your case if KCC can effect the changes on your behalf.

 

6. Put steps 1-5 together

You are now ready to put everything together. You could start or end with step 5.

And don’t forget to end your message with appreciation or a kind message. They say, “you attract more bees with honey than vinegar”.

Congratulations!! You have successfully completed your lesson on sending an effective email to KCC.

Good luck to you on this journey!

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Is Green Card Lottery DV2023 Cancelled? Diversity Visa Lottery

Rumors have been going around on the internet about whether the diversity visa lottery will be cancelled for the 2023 fiscal year. The many hiccups by the U. S. State Department in dealing with  visa processing and interview backlogs for the DV2020 and DV2021 has led many to this speculation. Which is, if it is even worth continuing the program if the State department cannot handle interviewing all selectees and approving visas for  the qualified selectees who are able to pass their interviews.

These assumptions make sense but they are not facts!

The diversity visa program’s 2023 fiscal year application in October 2021 will not be cancelled due to various reasons I will explain below. You can watch my video discussion of this issue.

It would take an act of congress to cancel the diversity visa a.k.a. green card lottery program because the program was established by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990 (INA 1990). This was passed by both houses of congress and signed by George H.W. Bush. Therefore, for the diversity visa program to be canceled, it will have to go through similar process.

U. S. State Department as a branch of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the authority to cancel the diversity visa lottery program.  However, the State Department can petition congress to review the program. Even so, that would still be in the hands of congress.

Republican senators Tom Cotton, of the Senate Judiciary Committee (R-Arkansas) and David Perdue (R-Georgia) introduced legislation in 2017  called RAISE Act , that sought to eliminate the diversity visa program. Republican representative Bill Posey, of the Senate Judiciary Committee(R-Florida) also sponsor a bill called SAFE for America Act  to end the diversity visa program in 2017. Recent attempt has come from Republican senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana). Sen. Kennedy introduced Visa Lottery Repeal Act . So far, these have been some of the attempts to end the program.

The diversity visa 2023 application period is few days away for such a dramatic end to the program to take place. As I have explained above, it will need the act of congress to end or eliminate the program and few days to a new fiscal year is too short for this to happen.

Immigration proponents in the congress are fighting for an increase in the number of diversity visas from 55,000 to 85,000. Rep.  Grace Meng (D-NY) voted to include an amendment  on the House Appropriation Committee Infrastructure funding of Department of Homeland Security, that would rollover any unused diversity visas from 2020 and 2021 fiscal years to the subsequent years.

For these reasons, diversity visa lottery  will continue for now! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos and also, watch my prediction for DV2023 application start date!

Long live Green Card Lottery!!

 

DV2022 Visa Bulletin for Green Card Lottery

When an allocation cut-off case number shows, it means that visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number

If your case number is current or shown in the cut-off allocation, please hurry with your DS-260 application submission and submit your supporting documents!

September 2021…Processing in October

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 2,675 Except: Egypt 1,850
ASIA 1,400 Except: Iran 800

Nepal 900

EUROPE 2,300
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 3
OCEANIA 190
SOUTH AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN 275

 

October 2021…Processing in November

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 5,300 Except: Egypt 3,000
ASIA 2,700 Except: Iran 1,450

Nepal 1,700

EUROPE 5,300
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 4
OCEANIA 375
SOUTH AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN 500

 

November 2021…Processing in December COMING SOON!!

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately
AFRICA Except: Egypt
ASIA Except: Iran

Nepal

EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)
OCEANIA
SOUTH AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN

 

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How to Properly Name Your Supporting Documents for Diversity Visa Lottery DS-260

If we have learned anything about U.S. Immigration, not following instructions could lead to a disappointing outcome such as rejection of your documents, which will further delay processing of your case.

Document should be one of the following list if applicable: Passport_Biohraphic_data, Birth_Certificate, Marriage_certificate, Divorce_document, Death_certificate, Annulment_paper, Military_record, Police_certificate_country_XXX, Court_record_country_XXX.
If translations are needed, then add “_translation” on the filename. Translate documents that are not in English
Proper Document naming;

Unmarried Applicant:
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_Passport_Biographic_data.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_Birth_Certificate.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_police_certificate_country_france.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_police_certificate_country_france_translation.pdf

If applicant is married;
Principal applicant
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_Birth_Certificate.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_Passport_Biographic_data.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_police_certificate_country_france.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_police_certificate_country_france_translation.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Jacob_Ade_marriage_certificate.pdf
Spouse
• 2022AF00888888_Ruth_Ade_Birth_Certificate.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Ruth_Ade_Passport_Biographic_data.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Ruth_Ade_Police_Certificate.pdf

If applicant has children;
Child #1
• 2022AF00888888_Kofi_Ade_Birth_Certificate.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Kofi_Ade_Passport_Biographic_data.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Kofi_Ade_Police_Certificate.pdf (this depends on age, and if ever arrested. Please use Police Certificate criteria to determine)

Child #2
• 2022AF00888888_Joy_Ade_Birth_Certificate.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Joy_Ade_Passport_Biographic_data.pdf
• 2022AF00888888_Joy_Ade_Police_Certificate.pdf (this depends on age, and if ever arrested. Please use Police Certificate criteria to determine)

Please use the document list to determine which documents you need to submit since this list is not exhaustive.

Follow the instructions and use common sense in all you do! Factcheck and doublecheck everything.
Thank you!

How to Obtain Police Certificate from United Arab Emirates for Green Card Visa

Police Certificate in UAE
A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), known also as ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ is a proof of the person’s criminal record or the lack of it in the state in which he/she resides. In the UAE, the certificate is issued by police departments across the UAE and it indicates that the person is not accused or does not have any criminal precedents.     

Documents required:

  •  a valid emirates ID card
  •  a letter from the beneficiary stating that he/she does not have any pending criminal convictions
  •  a recent passport-size photograph
  •  a copy of the applicant’s passport.

If you are no longer a resident of the UAE, you need to get your fingerprint card from the country you are residing in and have it attested by the UAE Embassy there. A fingerprint card is an official report from the police department concerned, which verifies the identity of a person based on his biometrics and decimal fingerprint. Then, you can send your request for PCC online to Ministry of interior- UAE or to Dubai Police along with the following documents:

  • fingerprint card approved by the UAE Embassy
  • two recent passport-sized photographs
  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of your last UAE visa
  • the reason for the application.

How to Apply
You can apply for the certificate online through the Ministry of Interior’s website and/or their smartphone app MOI UAE available on iTunes and Google Play.
You can also visit one of the MOI’s services centers and get the document done after filling the application form and paying applicable fees through the electronic payment cards. You also apply through Dubai Police’s website >>Dubai Police

Thank You!

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