Monday, 10 July 2017

US Green Card Lottery 2019 Photo Specifications

The department of homeland security has announced the dates of next edition of Diversity Visa Lottery. A lot of speculations have been hovering around Diversity Visa Lottery 2019 when Donald Trump came into power. It was during the last month, USCIS has announced the important dates for Diversity Visa Applications for 2019. We in here have already shared on how to apply for Diversity Visa lottery? This article will be an exclusive one on US Greencard Lottery 2019 Photo Specifications.

I guess I don't have to write an essay on the importance of photographs while applying to any visa or other random programs. It is extremely advisable to adhere to the specifications mentioned by the authority. In DV lottery, one should give utmost importance to photo specifications. Photographs can become a boon during the entire application procedure. People often get rejected for not sticking to the specifications issued by USCIS.

US Green Card Lottery ( Diversity Visa ) 2019 Photo Specifications

The photo submitted to USCIS should adhere to the specifications mentioned by the department of homeland security. Here are some of the most important specifications to be taken care of while preparing your application of DV lottery 2019.

  1. The image/photo produced should be taken using a digital camera of good quality, photos taken from webcams or through other medias will be rejected summarily.
  2. Even though minor editing of the photos is permitted, you should not enhance the pixel or do any altercation on the photo.
  3. No image stretching is allowed.
  4. Make sure the image contains, head, neck, shoulder and full face in the frontal view. Make sure you are having a neutral non-smiling face while taking the photograph.
  5. The image which you are uploading to the website should be a recent one ( not more than 6 months).
  6. The head height (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50% and 69% of the image?s total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56% and 69% of the image’s height. The diagram below shows these measurements on a correctly proportioned image.

  • Make sure you take the photo in a blank background, it would be great if you make it in a single colour. ( white )
  • Eyeglasses are acceptable in the photo only if the lenses are not tinted and there is no glare, shadows. Glare on eyeglasses can usually by avoided by a slight upward or downward tilt of the head.
  • Hats or head coverings are only allowed if worn for religious reasons AND if they do not obscure any facial features.
  • Photos containing tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are unacceptable.
These are some of the basic us green card photo specifications to be taken care of while applying to DV lottery 2019.I hope you all loved reading the article, please do subscribe us and stay tuned for further updates on DV lottery 2019.



Monday, 15 May 2017

How to check your case status on CEAC?

Well, First of all, let me congratulate all the winners. I guess, you have been lucky, as the future of DV lottery is in the dark with the current US administration. Prepare well as if it is the last chance to pursue your American dream. In here we will be dealing with How to check DV visa case status on CEAC? First of all, before getting straight into the detailed procedure, let me give you a brief introduction about What a CEAC is?


CEAC a.k.A Consular Electronic Application Centre

CEAC or NVC visa status checker helps you to check the status of your DV cases filed at USCIS. CEAC is a website developed and handled by USCIS for providing real-time status of visa cases. Department of Homeland Security mainly handles it. 

Well, here it is, How to check your CEAC visa status?

You can access the website through the following link. Click on the link for entering the CEAC taken status checker. For checking your CEAC visa status, you need to get into the case number without the leading zeros. A typical case number looks as such 2017BF000012305, and the bolded zeros are the leading zeros which have to be removed before you are on to a status check. So after removal, your number looks something like this 2017BF12305. CEAC data won't be available initially, i.e during the time of registration, but slowly they will start updating the website with the status. 

CEAC returns the status check with several codes, here is what you should interpret from the codes. 

Initially status, whenever your enter your case number, will be AT NVC, you can ignore this code as your application is still with the NVC centre for cross-examining. There are several reasons why you are returned with AT NVC code. Here are the few reasons.

  • NVC centre hasn't started processing your case.
  • The case is current, but the DS260 form is missing, or it is yet to be processed. 

“In Transit” -  In Transit code is shown for a short period, it is beleived that KCC has scheduled the interview and transferred your case to the embassy for further procedure.

“READY” - This means, your file have reached the embassy for further procedures and you can expect the interview call anytime soon. A ready code is always shown after the In transit code.

“Issued”  – This is the party where you are happy seeing the code. This system means the interview has took place and was successful.

“Refused” This status means, your case has been refused by the embassy. Hope you won't see this code as it may break your heart. However, if the principal is denied – all the derivatives are also refused.

“Administrative Processing” This code pops up when someone doesn't have adequate documents or requires some additional proofs during the interview. You should approach the embassy and submit the necessary details for getting a result.

 I hope you all loved reading my guide on how to check your case status on CEAC NVC visa centre. Subscribe us and stay tuned with us for further updates on Diversity Visa and other US immigration news.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Check your DV Lottery 2018 Result

Well, the much-awaited result is here. The department of homeland security has put up the date for the announcement of DV lottery 2018. As per the information on the website, the DV lottery results for 2018 will be announced on May 2, 2017. Well, in this article we have already listed out the things to do after winning the DV lottery. Kindly go through our previous posts for checking out What to do after winning the DV lottery 2018.


Along with the dates of DV Lottery 2018 results, The department of Homeland security has also put out the list of important dates of DV lottery 2019. Below given tables helps you to identify the important dates in 2017.

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Green Card Lottery Dates and Deadlines
(DV-2016 to DV-2018)

GC Lottery Deadline
DV-2016
Dates
DV-2017
Dates
DV-2018
Dates
Calendar year of lottery registration201420152016
Fiscal year visas are awarded to Diversity Visa (DV) winners201620172018
First day to file DV registrationOctober 1, 2014October 1, 2015October 4, 2016
Last day to file DV registrationNovember 3, 2014November 3, 2015November 7, 2016
First day online status checking is availableMay 5, 2015May 3, 2016TBD, 2017
First day KCC accepts emails at kccdv@state.gov for winner statusAugust 1, 2015August 1, 2016August 1, 2017
Last day of previous U.S. Fiscal YearSeptember 30, 2015September 30, 2016September 30, 2017
First day of listed U.S. Fiscal YearOctober 1, 2015
(FY 2016)
October 1, 2016
(FY 2017)
October 1, 2017
(FY 2018)
Winner interviews begin at U.S. Consulates and EmbassiesOctober 1, 2015October 1, 2016October 1, 2017
Last day online status checking is availableJune 30, 2016June 30, 2017June 30, 2018
Last day to receive a permanent resident visaSeptember 30, 2016September 30, 2017September 30, 2018
Last day of listed U.S. Fiscal YearSeptember 30, 2016September 30, 2017September 30, 2018
Last day to enter U.S. (6 months after receiving visa)March 31, 2017March 31, 2018March 31, 2019

You can check your DV Lottery 2018 results by clicking on the link provided below.

Friday, 21 April 2017

How long does it take to get the Green Card After Winning the DV Lottery?

I, hope you have won the DV lottery program of 2018. Well, the next question which concerns you will be how long does it take to get the green card after winning the DV lottery. Well, if it is your matter of concern, we can help you. This article will discuss the matter in the detail. If you are a guy/girl who is planning to apply for DV lottery 2018, then you may have a look at our previous posts explaining How to apply for DV lottery 2018.

How long does it take to get the Green Card After Winning the DV Lottery?

Following is an answer answered by a DV lottery 2017 winner to a Quora Questionnaire. 

Let's take DV-2017 as an example.
Oct 1st-Nov 3rd 2015: Registration
May 3rd, 2016: Winners are announced (and can check their status online via Entrant Status Check).
Roughly: May through September 2016: Winners who confirmed their status via the Entrant Status Check are gradually contacted (by increasing winning numbers) to submit their applications via mail.
Roughly: October 2016 through April 2017: Winners residing outside the US are called for an interview, those found eligible receive their immigrant visas. They are required to enter the US within 6 months. (Winners inside the US go through AOS instead).

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

www.dvlottery.state.gov/esc Entrant Status Check 2018

Diversity Visa for the fiscal year 2018 will be announced soon on www.dvlottery.state.gov/esc . So, if you are a person who doesn't know how to check eDiversity Visa Entrant Status, this article may help you in solving your problem to an extent. Follow this article strictly for checking your DVLotterry 2018 results which were announced in May 2017. 

forgot confirmation number

Check Entrant Status on www.dvlottery.state.gov/esc 

  • For checking your visa status, visit www.dvlottery.state.gov/esc
  • Click on Entrant Status check.
  • Type your confirmation number in the given space. 
  • You are also asked to fill up the forms asking for your name, date of birth and a captcha for ensuring that you are not a robot.
  • Click on submit after entering the required details.
What will you do if you have forgotten your confirmation number? 

It is impossible to check your entrant status if you have lost your confirmation number. The confirmation number provided to you acts as a password for checking your DV lottery results. Department of Homeland Security rarely sends notifications via mail or phone. 

If you have forgotten your DV lottery confirmation number, you can recover it by clicking on Forgot confirmation number. You need to complete the form for recovering your confirmation number. 

Following steps will help you to retrieve the number.
  • Choose the year in which you have applied for DV lottery. 
  • Fill up the form by entering the name of the primary applicant for DV lottery 2018. 
  • You may also need to fill up the date of birth (primary applicant date of birth).
  • Under the email address enter the email address which you have used for completing your DV lottery form. 
  • Fill up the captcha and press on submit. 
Your confirmation number will be emailed to registered email id. Use the confirmation number for checking DV lottery 2018.

Friday, 23 December 2016

When is DV Lottery 2018 Results ? What to do after the Result ?

All the applicants who have completed their DV lottery 2018 procedure are eagerly waiting for the results. Many of them are planning " What to do next " after the getting a green signal from Department of Homeland Security. Well, if these are your concerns, then you may read this article carefully for getting a detailed overview of the procedure.

DV lottery 2018 applications were closed in the month of November 2016 which means there are about six to seven months to wait for the results. When the submission period of DV lottery 2018 is over, KCC computers will randomly select about 100,000 applicants as selectees from over 12 lac for the next level.  Winning a slot as selectees won't give you the visas instantly but will allow you to apply for the regular immigrant visa procedures. Also, you must attend the visa interview where the American diversity visa processing fee is US$ 330 per person. Once received the entry permit they have to pay another payment of US$ 165 to the USIS, before they depart to the USA.

dv lottery 2018 results


Winners of DV lottery 2018 will be notified mostly via email, but in the rarest of rare cases they may contact you through FAX, Phone and may be via post. Participants of DV Lottery visa can manually check their results on the online results portal hosted by Department of Homeland Security. The United States. In our earlier articles, we have explicitly mentioned several points which have to be taken care of while applying to DV lottery. 

What to do Next After Winning DV Lottery 2018 Results?

If you are a winner of DV lottery 2018 results, you will become eligible for the next stage of the selection procedures which is a medical test followed by typical immigrant visa interview. 

It is important to remember that selection does not guarantee you will receive a visa. In order to receive a DV to immigrate to the United States, selectees must still meet all eligibility requirements under U.S. law.
After confirming your educational qualifications, you have to submit your application for Diversity Visa. The principal applicant and all family members applying for Diversity Visa Lottery 2018 must fill up DS-260 form before submitting the application. Filling up DS-260 forms may be quite confusing at some times. For filling up the form ensure that you have your DV case number with you. Online DS - 260 forms will ask you to fill up the online case number.  If your circumstances have changed after the selection process, for example, if you have gotten married or had a child, you will need to add your new family members to your case. (“Family member” refers to a spouse and/or unmarried children who had not reached age 21 before you entered the lottery.) 

If you have not included details about your spouse or other family members during the visa procedures, you will be summarily refused from entering the US. After filling the DS-260 form, you have to take the printout of the same for the visa interviews. You must bring the confirmation forms for the visa interview. Interview dates will be notified to you via email, keep on check the website for getting regular updates. In the next article, we will be sharing the most relevant documents which are required for attending Diversity visa lottery interviews. 

What to do after the successful completion of Diversity Visa interview? 

At the end of the visa interviews, you will be provided with a denial or acceptance. If you are denied, you will be provided with a fitting reason why you are ineligible for obtaining Diversity visa. If it is an acceptance you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.

If it is an acceptance, your diversity visa will be stamped on your passport, double check the stamped page for ensuring that it is error free. If there is some spelling errors or any other errors, you may contact the embassy for getting it corrected. It is always advised to correct the mistakes before leaving your homeland. Getting your credentials correct at the United States will take and may eat up your money.

You must enter the United States before the expiration of Diversity visa. Normally Diversity Visa has got an expiration of six months.

After getting accepted, you must pay the USCIS immigration fee to meet US Citizenship and Immigration services.USCIS will not issue a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551 or Green Card) until you have paid the fee.

Ensure that you have all the required vaccinations taken from your home country before leaving for the United States of America. Always keep the complete vaccination records of your children and other dependents. You can learn more about the required vaccinations from the link : - Required Vaccinations.

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

List of Companies in India Sponsoring H1B Visa 2017- 18

Are you dreaming of a Hi-Fi life in the United States of America? So how are you planning to get into the USA, Getting into the United States have become a nightmare for immigrants ever since 09/11 incident? USCIS have changed their lenient immigration policies to a strict one. Nowadays, USCIS will reject application summarily if you fail to qualify any of the mentioned points. In the current scenario, one of the easiest way to enter the United States of America is through H1B sponsored visa. If a random company located in the United States of America is willing to sponsor your H1B visa, then the rest of the process is a catwalk. Today in here, we will be sharing a list of Indian companies who are willing to sponsor your H1B visa.

companies sponsoring h1b visa

Companies Sponsoring H1B Visa 2016/2017-18

The list shared here will help you to find the companies who are willing to sponsor H1B visas and the average salary paid by them.

RankH1B Visa SponsorNumber of LCA *Average Salary
1Infosys32,379$76,494
2Tata Consultancy Services8,785$66,113
3Wipro6,733$69,953
4Deloitte Consulting6,123$99,062
5IBM5,839$87,789
6Accenture5,099$70,878
7Larsen & Toubro Infotech4,380$59,933
8Microsoft3,911$113,408
9Hcl America3,012$81,376
10Satyam Computer Services2,249$73,374
11Ernst & Young2,187$88,332
12Google2,163$126,565
13Qualcomm Technologies2,121$105,169
14Igate Technologies2,056$67,168
15Intel1,945$102,883
16Deloitte & Touche1,863$71,611
17Oracle America1,773$113,065
18Cognizant Technology Solutions1,704$67,506
19Ust Global1,549$66,302
20Jpmorgan Chase1,243$105,751
21Amazon1,236$109,440
22Ntt Data1,156$100,889
23Apple1,038$130,690
24Mastech, A Mastech Holdings Company1,030$89,350
25Qualcomm965$104,169

From the table shown above, it is quite evident that Infosys India is providing more opportunities for their employees. Average salary paid by these Indian companies are quite low when comparing to US counterparts. Subscribe us and stay tuned for further updates on US immigration and US Green card lottery.