Hello Sir, Madam,
Greeting . . .
I was in Iraq, while I made to withdraw it green card in 2017. today I learned that my name is within the accepted request of the green card, this is required to fill the application for get an immigration visa from the US embassy in Baghdad.
the problem that I face is that I am in America now and I have been a J2 Visa, where came in with my husband on December, so I do not need a Visa
how I should doing now
please give me advice
Are you certain that you have been officially selected? Read the online information, including information about DV fraud, here: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/diversity-visa/instructions.html If you have indeed been selected, contact an immigration attorney to discuss the application procedure and any potential issues, such as being subject to Sec 212(e). Time is of the essence as you must apply for your DV before the end of the fiscal year (Sep 30, 2016).
You may be able to adjust your status to green card holder without leaving the US unless you are subject to the J two-year home residency requirement.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
If you are not subject to INA 212e, you should follow the instructions provided by the DOS and watch the visa bulletin until your visa becomes available. When it is, you can file for adjustment of status - USCIS form I485.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
If you were truly selected (check here: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/), then congratulations. If you have any interest in getting a green card (lawful permanent residence), then I encouraged you to speak to an attorney. Now, if you plan on going back to Iraq after your husband's studies are over, then you can forget about the diversity visa.
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