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Been into the US illegaly and had immigration hearings.I was granted voluntary departure.I am a DV lottery winner.Can i appy?

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my question is if i can apply for a dv visa as a winner?will i be granted one?do i have abr for 10 years?

I was gaved a paper to bring it to the US embassy in my country.I have never did that because i have never thought i will ever come that their assurance that i am back?

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I'm afraid that you already know the answer .. you can not adjust your status and you need a waiver of the 10 year bar before a US Consul will give you a visa.

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You can not.

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Sorry, but the answer to this one is no.

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