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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Green Card Lottery = Immigrant Intent ?

When you apply for a nonimmigrant visa, there is a question, “Has anyone ever filed an immigrant visa petition on your behalf.” The Department of State has determined that the correct answer to this question is Yes.

However, the entry into the DV lottery by itself should generally not be sufficient to deny you a nonimmigrant visa and is not an automatic bar to obtaining subsequent nonimmigrant visas.

Generally, a consular officer should give little or no weight to a DV lottery entry.

This issue also arises for a change of status or extension of stay where nonimmigrant intent is required.

H-1B is dual intent. So even if you have immigrant intent, this will not impede you from obtaining H-1B status or visa.

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Immigration & Tax Law Firm
Phone: (630) 903-9625
1230 E. Diehl Rd. Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60563


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  2. I've just obtained confirmation page,, and chose "no" to the question above. is there any way to correct this?


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