Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't Fall For 'Green Card Lottery' Scams, Urges US Immigration Official

With just over two weeks to go in the 2011 U.S. 'Green Card Lottery,' United States immigration officials in Auckland are warning applicants to watch out for private companies which offer to apply on their behalf in exchange for significant fees. These companies' services are unnecessary and add little or no benefit to the applicant, say officials. In particular, unsolicited emails advising that the recipient has 'won' a visa or a lottery 'promotion' are likely to be straightforward scams.

"New Zealanders should be aware," says Nick Greanias, U.S. Consular Chief in Auckland, "that while some of these companies offer a genuine, if very limited, service for the fees they charge, the on-line Lottery application process is both straightforward and free to enter for eligible applicants."

Each year, the 'Green Card Lottery' - officially known as the Diversity Visa (DV) Programme - makes up to 55,000 immigrant visas available to eligible people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. In addition to New Zealand and its dependent areas overseas, in the Pacific region those countries include: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Samoa.

The U.S. Government employs no outside agents or private consultants to operate the programme. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance to prepare DV casework do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. Government. As Greanias says, "These emails and websites try hard to look official, but nobody from the U.S. Government is trying to drum up business by sending unsolicited e-mails about the DV Programme, or creating pop-ups on websites."

Successful applicants must meet simple, but strict eligibility criteria. Success in the DV Lottery doesn't guarantee an Immigrant (or Permanent Resident) Visa - applicants will still have to meet the specific criteria laid-out before this Visa will be issued. But, says Greanias, "It's got to be the best lottery in the world, because you don't have to pay anything unless you win."

Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to find accommodation in The USA.

If you are a DV 2009 Lottery winner and if you want to immigrate alone or with your spouse and children, surely you will need someone in USA to help you to start life in USA. It is better to ask a friend or relative of yours to make arrangements to rent out a room or apartment according to your need. Once you get all your Legal Permanent residency documents all ready, then you can report to the authorities about your new address and you can move to a place where you want.

There are many publications by the immigration department for the newcomers are available. There you can find many useful information about the housing and changing of addresses..

Any how you will need first to arrange some place for you to stay and start your life. A permanent address to receive your legal documents which may come to you nearly after 6 months once you reach USA.

Popular way to find a room or apartment is to use the famous web site . In this web site there are listing for each cities where you can search or you can post your own listing very easily.

So there are two ways to live in America once you are an immigrant.
1. Buy your own home if you have enough financial support.
2. Rent an apartment or a room if you are a single.

When you start to rent a place you will be the tenant and the owner will become the landlord.
There are many rules to be respected by both parties. And the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development provides all the necessary information on this matter.

Also you have to make ready to
Get a Social Security Number
Get a green card and better to
Get a driver’s license

DV Lottery 2009 Photo

If you want to apply to DV Lottery 2009 your photo (also your eligible family members) must look like this photos, which are published by the state dept for the DV 2008.

Ok here are the Photo rules and requirements.
You can take a digital photograph or scan a photogrphic print with scanner to submit with your entry.

1. All the people who's names are in the entry form must submit each a separate photo as per requirements.You,Your spouse and each unmarried child of under 21 years of age, including all natural children as well as all legally-adopted children and stepchildren, and even if a child is no longer resides with you or you do not intend for a child to immigrate under the DV program,
2. Group photos not accepted.
3. Photo must be recently taken one. (normally within six months)
4. Photo can be digital or paper photo.

Backround deatils to take photo.

A neutral, light-colored background (Board or Wall) .
Note: Dark or patterned, curtain backgrounds are not acceptable.


The person must directly face the camera.
Head must be not tilt to side, up or down.

Photo must be in good focus.

You can wear heard gear only for religious believe.
Funny caps,sun glasses can't be worn.

How to scan a photographic photo.

The photo to be scanned, colour, must be 2 inches by 2 inches (50mm x 50mm) square.
Scan at a resolution of 150 dots per inch (dpi).
The image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) group.
The image file size must be less than 62,500 bytes.
The image resolution must be 300x300 pixels.
Colour depth must be 24 - bit colour

How to take a new digital photo.

The image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) group.
The image file size must be less than 62,500 bytes.
The acceptable new digital image resolutions:
• 320 pixels high by 240 pixels wide.
Colour depth must be 24 - bit colour

It is not necessary to submit photos of children who are already U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Failure to submit the required photographs for your spouse and each child will result in an incomplete entry and will not be accepted, and must be resubmitted with all the photos.

Failure to enter the correct photograph of each individual into the E-DV system will result in disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visas at the time of the visa interview.

At the interview you may loose your chance for visa, if the photo is old or touch up work done on the photo.

Does Astrology and Horoscope help people to win Luck?

DV 2009 Lottery is a Lucky Draw. Some people try worshiping their god before sending their application. There are many other people who seek Black Magic, Astrology, Horoscope, Numerology, Tarot, and many other ways to win in the lucky draw. Although we don't know if anyone has won using these practices. For Astrology and Horoscope you will need to know about your Birth place, Accurate Time and date of birth. With out this it will be a big process to get good prediction. Many Astrologers give the date and time to do the task and to get good results of the work people do, if their time and date of birth are correct. In Africa and in South America, people use witch craft also to achieve their lucky deal. There are many ways to do this. But still many people suspect this activities. It is a person's total believing with out harming any other live. Please send us your opinion on this topic to us.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Next lottery dv2010

DV 2009 Results were announced to the winners who were selected by the computer random draw at the KCC. More than 9.1 million people submitted entries in the 60 days period from Wednesday, October 3, 2007 till Sunday, December 2, 2007. Nearly 99,600 people were selected as winners and were notified by postal mail to their addresses which were submitted in the electronic entry form.

Eligible people will be issued with the available 50,000 visas after facing the interview in the consular offices from October 1st 2008 till 30th September 2009.

Next Lottery DV 2010 will accept entries for the program in the later part of 2008 for a period of 60 days. As usual the one and only American web site will accept the entries from the eligible applicants. It is clearly requested not to enter this lottery if you don't meet the simple and strict requirements. The state department will publish the dv 2010 instructions and applying procedures.

Winners without embassy.

My country doesn't have an American Consular office to process the DV Lottery visa. So if I win the lottery what will happen to me? We are getting a lot of quarries like this. So you must visit your web site of the US Embassy in your country. There you can find all the necessary information for you.
When you get the DV Lottery result winning notification do as instructed in the letter.
Normally those winners from the countries which don't have the American consular offices or facility to
proceed the DV Lottery will have to use the facility from a country next to theirs.
For Example
Winners from Maldives have to go to the Consular Office in Nairobi, Kenya along with every member of their
immediate family for the medical examinations and interviews.

If you are a DV Lottery winner from Iran,
Visa services are available for you and your immediate family in
Abu Dhabi.

If you are from Sierra Leone, Freetown then you must contact the Embassy in Abidjan for the DV Lottery

Also the Embassy in Asmara continues to accept documents for 2008 Diversity Visa lottery winners on Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. If you prefer to be interviewed at another Embassy, either the sponsor or beneficiary can contact the Embassy in Asmara by e-mail to request a transfer of the case to the Embassy in either Cairo or Nairobi.
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