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Hi all

I'm really excited because I was selected for further processing in the 2013 DV Lottery. I feel like I waited forever for the results, but good things come to those who wait.

Anyhoo.
Once I have mailed DSP 122 and DS230 to the KCC, how long is the wait until the next stage (which I guess is the visa interview)?

I'm really sorry if this question is posted somewhere else!

Oh, and if anyone has any tips/advice for me regarding the process from this point, please let me know.


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It all depends on your selectee number, you'll need to start looking up the Visa bulletin so you can figure out when your case will be coming up for processing

Visa Bulletin

I've just been through the process for DV2012 so if you have any questions, flick me a PM
 

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I think I got a little confused by reading that site.
How do I know when my case is coming up for processing?

Do you mind shooting me a PM with details etc?

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I can't reply to your message :(

So my question is...will the KCC advise me of my appointment when my case is up?
That is what I am understanding from what I have read and what you've told me.

I just want it to be a crystal clear process, so I am not confused and understand 100%.

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Yes, you should get an email. I also got a letter from the US Consulate in Auckland confirming the appointment and listing all the paperwork that they wanted to see BEFORE our appointment.
 

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Yes, you should get an email. I also got a letter from the US Consulate in Auckland confirming the appointment and listing all the paperwork that they wanted to see BEFORE our appointment.
Thanks for your reply. How long does it take after you submit all the forms to KCC to receive this letter informing for appoitment with the embassy or consular?
 

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Thanks for your reply. How long does it take after you submit all the forms to KCC to receive this letter informing for appoitment with the embassy or consular?
 

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Hi Cheeser, thank you very much for your posts - they have been very helpful! I am a fellow Kiwi who just won the Lottery and have a few Kiwi-specific questions (I hope this is OK!)...

- Do you remember how much the medical examination cost and was there any additional vaccinations aside from the standard ones most Kiwis get?

- Your interview sounded pretty informal and easy! Did you have a job or an affidavit of support (I intend to only provide proof of funds)?

- You mentioned in one of your posts that you got a letter from the Auckland Consulate before your interview - how soon before your interview did you get the letter?

Sorry for all the questions and thank you very much for your help in advance!
 

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Hi Cheeser, thank you very much for your posts - they have been very helpful! I am a fellow Kiwi who just won the Lottery and have a few Kiwi-specific questions (I hope this is OK!)...

- Do you remember how much the medical examination cost and was there any additional vaccinations aside from the standard ones most Kiwis get?

- Your interview sounded pretty informal and easy! Did you have a job or an affidavit of support (I intend to only provide proof of funds)?

- You mentioned in one of your posts that you got a letter from the Auckland Consulate before your interview - how soon before your interview did you get the letter?

Sorry for all the questions and thank you very much for your help in advance!
Hi there,

Sorry I didn't see this post till now.

Medicals
We chose Remuera Doctors in Auckland, who do the medical side, then send you down the road for chest X-Rays and then around the corner for the blood work.

The charges will vary, My wife and I paid around NZ$410 each. We needed no vaccinations, but they gave us a Tetanus shot anyway, as the shot is cheaper than testing for it.

Interview

Nope, we didn't have a job lined up or an affidavit of support, and our bank statements were only briefly skimmed by the interview guy. I assume the lady that organised all our paper work went over it all with a fine toothed comb.

Letter
We got the appointment confirmation by email 6 weeks before the appointed date, and the letter from the consulate a couple of days after that. We were advised to have the medical at least 3 weeks prior to the interview and to mail in all our documentation as soon as possible, which we did about 4 weeks prior to our interview. In the time after we sent off our paperwork, we obviously had more updates on financials and such, but they didn't ask for anything new.

Hope that helps

.. and congratulations!
 

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Hi there,

Sorry I didn't see this post till now.

Medicals
We chose Remuera Doctors in Auckland, who do the medical side, then send you down the road for chest X-Rays and then around the corner for the blood work.

The charges will vary, My wife and I paid around NZ$410 each. We needed no vaccinations, but they gave us a Tetanus shot anyway, as the shot is cheaper than testing for it.

Interview

Nope, we didn't have a job lined up or an affidavit of support, and our bank statements were only briefly skimmed by the interview guy. I assume the lady that organised all our paper work went over it all with a fine toothed comb.

Letter
We got the appointment confirmation by email 6 weeks before the appointed date, and the letter from the consulate a couple of days after that. We were advised to have the medical at least 3 weeks prior to the interview and to mail in all our documentation as soon as possible, which we did about 4 weeks prior to our interview. In the time after we sent off our paperwork, we obviously had more updates on financials and such, but they didn't ask for anything new.

Hope that helps

.. and congratulations!
Thank you very much! This has been extremely helpful. I have a very low case number so I expect to be interviewed in October! I have already ordered my birth certificate and a copy of my University transcript / confirmation of my degrees.

Have you moved over yet - I am still trying to decide where I want to move to!
 

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Do you have professional relationships in the US? If so, that might be a place to move to.
If not: look at job boards, and see where they are looking for people with your qualifications.
If you don't have a lot of monney, you better expensive places like New York City, LA, Santa Barbara, ...
Do you like hot summers? Very cold winters? Also something to keep in mind!
 

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Thank you very much! This has been extremely helpful. I have a very low case number so I expect to be interviewed in October! I have already ordered my birth certificate and a copy of my University transcript / confirmation of my degrees.

Have you moved over yet - I am still trying to decide where I want to move to!
We move mid to late November, so in the process of selling everything on TradeMe and living with family for the next few months

I have a couple of friends who live an hour or two out of San Fran, so we might head that way, at least initially.

May stay in that general area seeing as the IT jobs look to be pretty solid at the moment, but haven't ruled out heading further north to Portland or Seattle.

... or we might just change our fickle minds completely and go somewhere else.
 

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I'm in the IT industry myself (developer)! I work for a very large American company who have many offices all over the states so I am hoping to get a transfer once I get the visa approved! I have friends in Seattle, New York and Houston so they are all options
 

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Thank you all for your posts. Thanks to these posts I am gaining more knowledge about the DV lottery stuff. I now know approximately when my visa interview will take place. Due to my large number, I won't be scheduled for interview until january or february 2013. I will keep you posted on the progress.

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What would be classed as a high case number and what would be classed as a low case number?

I am so terrible at waiting.
Horrendously impatient person!
 

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According to what I read from here and there, you should look the number given to you on your confirmation letter. If you are coming from Africa, then your number will look like this
2013AF followed by 8-digit numbers (ex. 2013AF00000011 or 2013AF00011111)
As per the examples above, the fist number is a small one while the second is a large number. So the first person to receive the notification for interview will be the one with 2013AF00000011 while the second will have o wait until his number appears on the visa bulletin which displays, for every month, the number of visas issuance. These persons will be notified approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to the interview. This process will depends on the region you are from. For Asia the number will begin like this 2013ASXXXXXXXX.
I hope this helps
 

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Need your advice ASAP!!!!!

Hi Gys,

I am one of the lucky winners of DV 2013. But I am afraid that the mistakes I made on my entry form, DSP 122 and DS 230 would disqulify me. Please advice me about this issue.
The first thing is that I chose a wrong country of chargeability (my father's country of birth) instead of where i was born; both countries are located in west Africa. Should I let KCC knows about it or let them discover the mistake when they process the forms I submitted?
Second, I wrote my name and these of my derivatives (2 kids) as they appear on our passeport (Family name follow by all the surnames) instead of distinguishing between family name, first name and middle name. Do I need to correct this now or wait to make the changes at the embassy/consulate?
Your answer will be very much appreciated and will avoid your fellow to go crazy.

Thanks in advance.
 
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