Do i have to tell a counselor when i apply for F1 that i have applied for immigration visa before, meaning i applied for Green Card Lottery? Or its not an immigration visa? thank you!
This is one of those questions that appears simple but in reality is complicated as it goes to the issue of intent, dual intent, and what is an actual application. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney who has assisted clients with making applications in your region. F-1 consulors tend to be trained on local preferences and an immigration attorney in that region would have more as to their tendencies.
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The application for a non-immigrant visa (such as an F1) asks whether the foreign national has applied for an immigrant visa.
Please consult with an immigration attorney prior to filing applications.
No, participating in the DV lottery does not constitute an immigrant petition. Although the Consular Officer can see that you participated in the DV lottery and may ask you about it.
This response does not contitue and attorney client relationship and attorney does not assume any liability for aforementioned response to inquiry until such relationship is formally established.
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