Green Card Lottery FAQs

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Monday, June 7, 2010 - 06:57

Labor certification and DV


I am a 2010 DV Lottery winner whose number is projected to be current in August 2010. My employer has started the first stages of the labor certification process. The job has just been advertised. They decided to go on with the process and will stop it when I have the green card in hand. When I go for the DV interview through Consular Processing, will the labor certification process negatively affect my chance to get the DV green card? Will there be any problem? Should I stop my employer from continuing the labor certification?


I see no problem at all with the two processes proceeding concurrently. I always advise people to concurrently file green card through all categories under which they can qualify.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 01:53

Impact of unauthorized employment on DV


Is it a problem if a person wins a green card from the lottery but previously have been in USA with a tourist visa and has worked at the same time? The person have paid taxes and had returned in his country while still had a tourist status. But when he applies for the green card and when filling the forms what should he writes -that he has been with a tourist status but have worked? Is it possible that he may not be approved for the green card?


You have to tell the truth. You have paid taxes and returned within the time permitted on the I-94. I see no reason why it should impact your DV application.