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Soooo, USAFIS called me this morning telling me that I have been entered into the 2011 DV lottery. Being sceptical about what rumours there are on this company circulating on the internet I found it prudent to get my confirmation number from. They gave it to me witout quibble and as soon as I hung up I proceeded to call the Kentucky consular office to check. Here's where it got odd.... They told me there was no way I could use this number to check my application until July 2010 ! I mean come on, that's way too late to know whether you have been entered or not. Surely that's the point of a confirmation number. Can anybody tell where I can get the info I seek? As far as I know USAFIS have kept to the deal but I won't know till it could be too late. Please help.
 

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Soooo, USAFIS called me this morning telling me that I have been entered into the 2011 DV lottery. Being sceptical about what rumours there are on this company circulating on the internet I found it prudent to get my confirmation number from. They gave it to me witout quibble and as soon as I hung up I proceeded to call the Kentucky consular office to check. Here's where it got odd.... They told me there was no way I could use this number to check my application until July 2010 ! I mean come on, that's way too late to know whether you have been entered or not. Surely that's the point of a confirmation number. Can anybody tell where I can get the info I seek? As far as I know USAFIS have kept to the deal but I won't know till it could be too late. Please help.
There's nothing more to do.
 

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There's nothing more to do.
True enough, i just wanted to know whether they could confirm my entry. I just find it unusual that the Kentucky consular office cannot disclose to me if my application was indeed submitted. To the best of my knowledge USAFIS has acted accordingly. However it kind of defeats the purpose of confirming whether you're in a lottery whenever the actual lottery in question is over! That's kind of irrelevant, don't you think?
 

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True enough, i just wanted to know whether they could confirm my entry. I just find it unusual that the Kentucky consular office cannot disclose to me if my application was indeed submitted. To the best of my knowledge USAFIS has acted accordingly. However it kind of defeats the purpose of confirming whether you're in a lottery whenever the actual lottery in question is over! That's kind of irrelevant, don't you think?
You shouldn't have used a 3rd party! Now there's nothing to do but wait. did you find out whether they used your address for correspondence or theirs?
 

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You shouldn't have used a 3rd party! Now there's nothing to do but wait. did you find out whether they used your address for correspondence or theirs?
No i didn't. Assuming i win they said that i would be notified by the government by post and by USAFIS as well which i know not to be the case unless they have used their address for correspondence. I am on a 10 year programme with USAFIS and i have one more question i would like answered and that is......If i am on a 10 year program, what happens to my application if my country becomes ineligible in say the second year???? Hmmm!
 

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No i didn't. Assuming i win they said that i would be notified by the government by post and by USAFIS as well which i know not to be the case unless they have used their address for correspondence. I am on a 10 year programme with USAFIS and i have one more question i would like answered and that is......If i am on a 10 year program, what happens to my application if my country becomes ineligible in say the second year???? Hmmm!
Someone took you to the cleaner's. Only USAFIS can answer this question.
 

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If i am on a 10 year program, what happens to my application if my country becomes ineligible in say the second year???? Hmmm!
Personally I doubt the DV program will be running in 10 years.
 

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I'm surprised it even made it through the Bush administration! But what else can one do? I will be trying to get to America via a work visa at some point which i have been told you can do as well as apply for the lottery at the same time.
Yep -- not a problem entering the DV and applying for another visa.
 
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