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Lottery / Immigration lawyer

Old Sep 9th 2002, 6:10 pm
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HELP truly appreciated on two questions:

1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?

2. I REALLY need a good immigration lawyer in Houston, Texas. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Old Sep 9th 2002, 9:47 pm
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Madz wrote:
    > HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    > 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    > card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    > eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?

True, except if born in NI. A refund from the INS or State Dept? I doubt
it. Can you apply for GC based on employer sponsorship?

You applied on-line? With who? Applications do not cost any money if sent directly as
far as I know. If this is some web "company" then talk to them.
 
Old Sep 9th 2002, 10:08 pm
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Madz wrote:
    > HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    > 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    > card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    > eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?
Yep does not apply for you. I assume you paid that money to some "immigration
broker". Did that once costs were $25 and all they do is make sure your "bet" is on
the right spot on the right time..........Got the feeling you were fooled, they
should have warned you.
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Old Sep 10th 2002, 12:17 am
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Taking part in the lottery is free. The money you paid is just for the work the
internet company does. Basically, send a letter with your adress to Kentucky, USA.


"Madz" <[email protected]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:[email protected]...
    > HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    > 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    > card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    > eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?
    > 2. I REALLY need a good immigration lawyer in Houston, Texas. Any suggestions?
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Madz
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 10th 2002, 5:30 am
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L D Jones wrote:
    > Madz wrote:
    >>HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    >>1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    >> card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    >> eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?
    > True, except if born in NI. A refund from the INS or State Dept? I doubt
    > it. Can you apply for GC based on employer sponsorship?
    > You applied on-line? With who? Applications do not cost any money if sent directly
    > as far as I know. If this is some web "company" then talk to them.

The GC lottery is *free*. See http://trav-
el.state.gov/DV2004.html
, in particular: <<< NO fee is charged to enter the
annual DV program. The U.S. Government employs no outside consultants or private mail
services to operate the DV program. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance
to prepare DV casework for applicants do so without the authority or consent of the
U.S. Government. Use of any outside intermediary or assistance to prepare a DV entry
is entirely at the applicant's discretion.
>>>
Apparently, the OP used some company to prepare his application. And of course, a lot
of these companies are happy to part you from your money...
 
Old Sep 10th 2002, 5:23 pm
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by L D Jones:
Madz wrote:
    > HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    > 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    > card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    > eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?

True, except if born in NI. A refund from the INS or State Dept? I doubt
it. Can you apply for GC based on employer sponsorship?

You applied on-line? With who? Applications do not cost any money if sent directly as
far as I know. If this is some web "company" then talk to them.

I applied online through www.usais.org! It looked like a legitimate web site, so I thought I'd go ahead and give it a go. you have to take an "eligibility" test first and from that it determined that I was eligible to enter the lottery! How complicated is it for my employer to sponsor me for a GC? I have two years left on my H1B. It's a small company-- never had to do anything like this before. I've heard it's pretty expensive. True?
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Old Sep 10th 2002, 5:26 pm
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Originally posted by Tomtom:
Taking part in the lottery is free. The money you paid is just for the work the
internet company does. Basically, send a letter with your adress to Kentucky, USA.

Where in Kentucky? What needs to be in the letter? I guess, though, it doesn't matter -- it seems that I'm not eligible anyway!

"Madz" <[email protected]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:[email protected]...
    > HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    > 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    > card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are not
    > eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?
    > 2. I REALLY need a good immigration lawyer in Houston, Texas. Any suggestions?
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Madz
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Sep 11th 2002, 9:13 am
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    >On Mon, 09 Sep 2002 17:47:04 -0400, L D Jones <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Madz wrote:
    >> HELP truly appreciated on two questions:
    >> 1. I'm a UK citizen, in the US on an H1-B; just applied for the Lottery Green
    >> card online (and paid $40). Now I read elsewhere that British citizens are
    >> not eligible!! True or not? Can I get my money back if true?
    >True, except if born in NI.


British citizens born outside the UK and its current territories are also eligible.
As are a small number of people born in the UK who can claim 'nativity' of an
eligible country by virtue of their parent's or spouse's birth outside the UK &
territories.

Jeremy
 

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