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  • #31
    Yes, of course, the applicant must disclose all the facts surrounding the application however, just applying for the DV lottery without more cannot be seen as a formal application for an immigration benefit.


    • #32
      neither can being a single woman...but that is why my mother in law was denied a B1/B2. CO even had the audacity to say "maybe if you were married"


      • #33
        Being single and with little ties to the home country will often result in an automatic denial, long standing DOS policy, DV application or not.
        I'll have to agree that some DOS employees need to improve their social skills and learn to treat people with respect and decency.
        However, a person who applied for DV and never showed any interest in pursuing any other immigrant visas, with strong ties to the home country would have little difficulty in obtaining a B1/B2 visa. This changes dramatically if the person actually applied for LPR status based upon winning the DV.


        • #34
          My mother in law owns property and is eligible for a pension that she will lose if she leaves. Seems like pretty strong ties to me, yet CO said she needed to be married.


          • #35
            You're right, they're quite strong from her point of view. But since she has family ties in the U.S. that could support her and petition for her...


            • #36
              And now that you mention single persons applying for a non-immigrant visas, there are many different cases to consider.
              For instance, a single person with both parents and other family ties in the home country, with a job, active credit card, bank accounts, possessions, and no family in the U.S. would have little difficulty in obtaining a visa.
              Compare now with a single person with no job, no family ties in the home country, no financial obligations, very few possessions and with "immediate relatives" in the U.S.... This particular single person could enter the U.S. and AOS quickly and painlessly. That's why the visitors visa is more than likely to be denied.


              • #37
                I'm not married, I'm 23 years old prospective scientist and persons in USA are interested to sponsor J-1 visa for I could work in their research lab. I have a family and my family owns pretty enough, but actually there's nothing in my personal ownership. Whether I have a job? - good question.. partially, because I graduated recently and now I have prestigious scholarship which expires end of 2006. So formally my research activity ends here unless I win another scholarship or do something else. I'm not rich, I have no attorney and never had it.
                I have to go to USA at the end of 2006 and I applied for DV 2007 end of 2005.

                However, friends with almost exactly the same background, same job, single etc. went to usa without problems with J-1, but the difference is they didn´t apply for DV and I did. But like you say there's no reason to worry. Anyway, at the end of 2006 I'll know for sure whether I won or not. so I'll then disclose my application.

                One of my above mentioned friends told me that his visa sponsors managed everything in USA, including visa processing, which took 3 months. Then the embassy here got something like an order/permission/request from USA and our CO has to do nothing more than just to read it and issue a J-1 visa. Can it really happen and in what circumstances? (that's the main question of this post) or maybe you know the link where this issue is discussed in details? if it can happen with me too it will be good, because our new CO has paranoia of immigration intents.


                • #38
                  In my opinion, this changes things quite a bit. If you don't know yet if you won the DVL or not, it could be hard for you to show non-immigrant intent. Why? Because there's no firm action on your behalf. It's not like you won and did not care, or you lost and didn't bother to apply again for any other immigrant visa or DVL. You don't know yet if you won or not, the Government could argue that you could apply for the LPR status if you won the DVL, but since you don't know yet, you're applying for a non-immigrant visa as a backup.
                  Any court, in my opinion, would affirm this argument with little difficulty.
                  Furthermore, you already have employers and other institutions willing to sponsor you. They may sponsor you for a temporary research opportunity but just as well could sponsor you as an employee.
                  You should consult with a qualified immigration attorney.


                  • #39
                    In August 2006 I'll know whether I won or not. I'll apply for the visa in December 2006 or maybe even later. Is it still "no firm action on my behalf?" Or what if I don't tel the CO that I registered for DVL?

                    Could you give me a website of qualified immigration attorney in USA?


                    • #40
                      Of course they will probably take it into account, no matter what the law says. The law says employers can't take pregnancy into account when making hiring decisions but ask an eight months pregnant lady to try to find a job with her belly sticking out........she won't get hired anywhere.
                      Have a nice day


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