Good luck (is all I can say for now).
A REPLY MESSAGE FROM DV LOTTERY 2011:
This is the only response you will receive from the State Department Visa Office.
The State Department Visa Office has received your e-mail inquiry. We regret that we are unable to send a personal reply due to the huge number of inquiries we receive daily. The Visa Office cannot provide information about U.S. Passports, Acquisition of Citizenship or Travel Requirments for U.S. citizens. Please see the information located at the bottom of this page for links related to these topics.
We have found that 95% of the inquiries we receive are readily answered by information available on our website. This response is designed to help you better access that information.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any kind of status update on current pending visa applications via this or any other email address. Please call (202) 663-1225 if you would like the status of your pending visa application. Please do not send change of address or requests for appointments to this address. Please contact the Embassy or Consulate holding your file directly. We cannot accept faxed inquiries.
Please refer to the categories below, select the one that most closely matches your inquiry, and then click on the link provided. This will take you directly to the information about your visa inquiry on our website. If your question does not fit any of the categories given below, or you want to see the latest news about visas, please click on http://travel.state.gov/ for general access to our website.
Contacting a U.S. Embassy, Consulate or other Post: <http://travel.state.gov/travel/abroad_embassies.html>
Visa Application Forms: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi_forms.html>
Visa Delays: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_info_additional5.html>
Visa Denials: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi_denials.html>
Affidavit of Support (I-864): <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_affidavit.html>
Non-Immigrant Visa Categories: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types.html>
Tourism and Business Travel: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_visitor.html>
Study in the U.S.: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_students.html>
Temporary Work in the U.S.: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1271.html
Religious Work in the U.S.: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_temp_religious.html>
Cultural Exchanges to the U.S.: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_scholars.html>
J Visa Foreign Residency Questions: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_info_waivers.html>
If you are a U.S. citizen and you married a foreign national overseas, your spouse and his/her dependent children may be eligible to enter the U.S. as K3 or K4 nonimmigrants. Information is available at <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_marriage2.html>
V Visa Information:
Certain spouses and their dependent children of U.S. Legal Permanent Residents may be eligible to enter the U.S. as V non-immigrants. To learn more about the V visa, please click on http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1493.html
Visa Waiver Program/ESTA: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_novisa_waiver.html> For questions or problem specifically related to an ESTA application, please go to www.cbp.gov/ESTA.
Visa Renewals while in the U.S.: Domestic Revalidation/Renewal is no longer available for the E, H, I L, O and P visa holders. Information on renewing your visa is available at <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_renewal4.html>
Immigrant Visa Categories:
Immigrant Visas: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types.html>
If your relatives are U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents in the U.S. and they are sponsoring your immigration, please click on <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_family.html>
If your current or potential U.S. employer is sponsoring your immigration, please click <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_employment.html>for further information.
Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery): <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1322.html>. Please also see this important fraud notice: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1749.html
For information on DV-2010, please e-mail the Kentucky Consular Center at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the Center at 606-526-7500. The Kentucky Consular Center is handling only DV-2010 cases. DV 2009 is over.
Canada and Mexico:
Tourism and Business Travel: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1260.html
Border Crossing Card: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_types_mex.html>
Foreign Nationals in Canada and Mexico: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/tempvisitors_novisa_canadians.html>
Concerns of U.S. Citizens:
Traveling Abroad from the U.S.: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/americans.html>
Fiancé(e) Visa: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1315.html
If your foreign national fiancé(e) will come to the U.S. to marry you here, he or she may qualify for a non-immigrant fiancé(e) visa. Details are available at <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_marriage2.html>
U.S. Citizen Married to Foreign National Overseas:
If you are a citizen of the United States and you married a foreign national overseas, your spouse and his/her dependent children may be able to enter the U.S. as K3 and K4 nonimmigrants. For information, please click on <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_marriage2.html>
Foreign Adoptions: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants_types_adoption.html> for additional information visit http://adoption.state.gov/
Emergency Assistance to U.S. citizens abroad: <http://travel.state.gov/travel/abroad_emergency.html>
Some questions can only be answered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security, formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), because you are already in the United States:
· Do you have a visa and would like to change it to another type?
· Would you like to extend your stay in the U.S.?
· Have you changed your U.S. employer?
· Now that you're in the U.S., would you like to find work?
· Do you have a U.S. visa but were refused admission or entry into the United States and want to know why and what to do next?
For information on these and other topics concerning immigration matters while you are in the United States, you'll need to contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Click on <http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm>
TRAVEL BY U.S. CITIZENS
The Department of State website www.travel.state.gov contains information on passports and travel by U.S. citizens:
For information on how to obtain a U.S. passport or how to track a pending application, please see: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html <http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html>
For information on foreign travel requirements for U.S. citizens, please see: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html <http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html>
For information on dual citizenship or acquisition of U.S. citizenship, please see: http://www.travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_782.html <http://www.travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_782.html>
Please remember that this is the only response you will receive to your email inquiry to the State Department Visa Office.
If you have reviewed all of the information on the web site and still have questions regarding visas, please contact us at 202-663-1225, Monday through Friday except holidays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST. Please be aware that, due to the heavy volume of calls, you may experience delays in reaching a visa specialist.
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