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Green Card Lottery

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Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:10 am

Does anyone know whether entering the green card lottery can jeopardise normal visits to the US? Does immigration ask you on your immigration card whether you have ever entered the green card lottery? We would hate to apply and then find that this affects our visits to family in the US.

 

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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:32 am

I'm not sure about this. I wil ask my immigration attorney network and see what I can find out.


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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:23 pm

Thanks Kirstie. I would be very grateful.

 

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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:01 am

I haven't forgotten you. I am still working on this for you!


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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:37 pm

Thanks for the update.

 

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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:39 am

OK, I've had a response from 3 good quality Immigration Attorneys and they all concur that submitting an application for the Green Card Lottery should not impact your ability to visit the US as a tourist to visit family. The general concensus is that the best thing is not to mention it at the border unless specifically asked by CBP.

Hope that helps!
Sorry for the time it took to get an answer.


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Re: Green Card Lottery

Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:33 pm

Thanks again for your help. I enjoyed reading how you got to the US in the Moderator's interview. You certainly have a busy life!

 

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