I have B1/B2 visa till 2017 and won US Diversity visa lottery in 2013(program year 2014).
Can I travel now to US and adjust status to permanent resident? If yes how long it will take to get SSN. can I travel back to my home country till status is adjusted? Is it possible to work legally In USA till status is adjusted?
No. You cannot enter the United States with a B1/B2 visa with the intent to remain here permanently. You risk being found to materially misrepresented yourself at the tine of entry, which can lead to a permanent bar to admission. You must process your request for an immigrant visa through consular processing.
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I agree with my colleague. You must undergo Consular Processing.
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No, you have to do consulate processing.
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