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Heidz

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Heidz last won the day on February 5 2015

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About Heidz

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  • Birthday October 21

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    London
  • First Name
    Heidi
  • SA Location
    Pietermaritzburg, KZN
  • Language
    English

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  1. Hi I have a 2 questions about Police Certificates. 1. do you suggest we wait to get the PC from SA or do you think they will accept if the are 12 months old (as opposed to 6 months) This is from the support section of the Travel.state.gov web page for police Clearance Important: Police certificates expire after one year, unless the certificate was issued from your country of previous residence and you have not returned there since the police certificate was issued. If at the time of your interview the following three items are all true, you must bring a new police certificate to your visa interview: So my question is - if they expire for the visa process after 1 year - why do South Africans have to get them within in 6 months? Is it because the South African police service say they are only valid for 6 months? When we applied for ones for the UK, I asked them how long they would be valid for and they replied with "3 months; 6 months; 12 months - the person who needs to see them decides" From the Travel.State.gov web page on SA Police Clearance Police Records Available. Criminal records since 1901 covering the entire Republic are maintained at the South African Police Headquarters, Pretoria. The period The Commissioner of the South African Police issues certificates upon application, stating whether or not a criminal record exists, and, if so, particulars of the offense as well as any sentence passed. The police authorities require an applicant to present verification of identity, such as a Book of Life, or valid passport, and a payment of R59.00 (South African rand fifty nine payable in cash, cheque or postal order, made payable to the South African police). To obtain a certificate that is issued in single copy only, fingerprints must be taken by the local police in the applicant's place of residence. The South African police forwards the completed fingerprint chart and the fee to the head office in Pretoria for issuance of the police clearance certificate. If the applicant is residing in the United States, he or she should forward a bank draft in the amount of R59.00 together with a completed fingerprint chart (bearing an official signature and stamp of the local police station) to: My next question is about my 16 year old and PC:- 2. If my 15 year old is turning 16 (here in the UK) do I only need PC from here (current country of residence) or do I need to get one from SA too being his country of nationality? From ... AND... THEN the applicant needs a police certificate from... the country of nationality if they resided there for more than 6 months is 16 years old or older (he will he 16 in Oct so should we get one for SA even though we left when he was 10?) the police authorities of that locality. (THIS ONE IS FOR THE UK) the country of current residence (if different from nationality) if they resided there for more than 6 months was 16 years or older at that time the police authorities of that locality. any previous country or countries of residence if residing there for more than 12 months was 16 years or older at that time the police authorities of that locality. any country where arrested for any reason, regardless of how long they lived there was any age at that time the police authorities from place of arrest.
  2. Heidz

    DV-2020

    Deleted and placed in an area where there might be a bit more traffic
  3. Heidz

    DV-2020

    Well the Aug VB is in with some 2020 data and although still early to hope? - there actually might be a chance with our high number!? When we originally won in 2014 - there were over 900 South Africans that year and this time I think just over 162 and altogether only just shy of 84k selectees so fingers crossed! Now to go and talk to hubby as he had convinced himself this wasn't going to happen so stopped all the whooping Malamute -thanks for the timeline - just one question - from the date of visa to when you moved you went to US twice, once to activate the visa for the GC and second to not be absent for longer than 6 months so all in all it took you just under a year to move with 2 trips to the USA? SJ272 - we have 3 boys - 7, 11 and 15 and I guess it's just moving them again.
  4. Heidz

    DV-2020

    Thank you Malamute We will definitely go through the motions of applying etc (our number is high at AF663xx) but the application is not what is stressing me its all the challenges with 3 boys (and 2 dogs!) that comes with moving countries. Can I ask on your timeline to moving to USA from the UK? Winning it twice has definitely made me pause and wonder if the choice has been given to us again for some reason we have yet to discover. This time I seem to be the more cautious one as it really is early days where as my husband is whooping like a cowboy (last time he was the cautious one!) Glad its the weekend as a much earned braai and bottle of wine is needed
  5. Shoot for the stars and you'll land on the moon. 

  6. Heidz

    DV-2020

    .....and Breathe. We have been selected but with quite a high number. We won in 2014 but chose to stay in UK. Not sure about whether we will even become current with our number but you never know!
  7. Hi Has anyone changed the country for their interview. We are moving to the UK and as the stupid numbers are creeping up the ladder we not actually sure if we'll get an interview (number 41xxx) We are leaving in June so if we do land up having an interview, I need to move it from JHB to LDN
  8. AArgh, don't get me started on DHA. They lost my first sons details....he wasn't registered apparantly even though I had a passport and birth certificate for him issued 12 years ago. My marraige registration was also lost. So we had reregister our marriage even though I show that I am married on their system. I too emailed EVERY single email address I could find on the DHA website. I have an email address of a very helpful person who helped me sort everything out in an afternoon.
  9. December AF17000 (Tried to edit original post but just couldn't figure it out.)
  10. Okay, this is just a stress moan I guess but so far its been 3 months since applying for my Unabridged Marriage Cert. I went to Home Affairs on Monday and the gentleman behind the counter told me it had ONLY been 3/4 months. How long have these taken for other people? Apparantly it can take up to a year??
  11. "When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:" Below are the cut off numbers for AFRICA 2015:- October AF8000 November AF14200
  12. Hi, thanks for the site. I know that I ask questions that have already been asked here on the forum but some of the threads are quite old and the information a tad outdated.
  13. We have travelled around a bit with our 2 oldest but the baby is still too small to understand anything. We have always been honest with them as its not only now that they need to understand things but also in the future when people ask them questions or when they are not in the home environment and people ask them questions. My oldest boy was born in Australia and they call him Ozzie at school. I once heard a parent ask him why his name was Ozzie and he said its because he was born in Australia. When asked why we left, Jake replied honestly that my DH was transferred back to the UK for work. (he then carried on a bit about how he has lived "all over the world" but I left him to have his moment )
  14. Hi All I have been trawling the net about possible places to live etc and was wondering why people chose to live where they are now settled or going to settle. Was it the weather, jobs, schooling, family etc.
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