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  1. As SJ272 said... you can do it in China wherever the US consulate is. I did mine in Sydney, Australia.
  2. After a quick Google search, I came across this article that explains that even an illegal alien can open and operate an LLC legally - if an illegal alien can do it I cannot imagine why an LPR cannot. You might also want to read this one.
  3. Don't know whether this helps but your stamped Diversity visa is a green card (I-551), albeit a temporary one, valid for 1 year - it says so on the visa. It is proof of your LPR status so IMHO that should satisfy their requirement.
  4. About the address - Any address will do on the DS260. You don't even require one prior to the interview. I would advise having one by the time you make your first entry into the USA. I say this because upon entry you are given an opportunity to give them an address where the green cards should be mailed. Up to that point, any USA address you provide is meaningless and can be overridden upon entry so don't lose any sleep about this.
  5. Haven't you leant anything about how 21st-century democracies work? These days it is a case of "you have the right to free speech provided that you agree with my point of view"!!
  6. Of course you should apply!! Get that application in so that the clock can start ticking. Like others have said, even if (that's a huge if) legislation to cancel family immigration gets passed you should be fine as applications that are in the process are usually protected. In the meantime, enter the free-to-enter DV lottery every year (while it lasts) and, who knows, you might get lucky and be in the US sooner than you expect.
  7. Oh no - I am busy winding up the estate of my late brother and I am not looking forward to that part of the process!!
  8. Saw this article today that might be of interest to any potential immigrants
  9. Bank of America offers a secured credit card- read about it here. I used this to get my credit score going northwards. I also opened an account with Macy's without any hassle which also counted towards my credit score.
  10. If you have a compatible phone, Google's Project Fi is a great deal at $20 per month, with no contract, for unlimited calls and texts to USA and Canada.
  11. You're quite right that one has to apply to retain SA citizenship, provided you're not a minor, in which case you're exempt from the requirement to apply.
  12. Where did you read that? I read the act and couldn't see anything to suggest what you're saying. In fact, a minor (under 18 years old) doesn't lose citizenship when the child becomes a US citizen as a result of the parents' naturalization. That means a 17 year old would be retain his SA citizenship which flies in the face of your statement that children have to pick once they are 16.
  13. I don't have a definitive answer to your question but I had a look at my birth certificate and it doesn't have the number at the top (the one beginning with a C) that yours has. Mine only has a number that begins with 2005 (I received it in 2005). So, if I had to take a guess, I would say that is the certificate number otherwise it would mean that mine doesn't have a number, since it doesn't have the one beginning with a letter.
  14. I seem to recall that I read somewhere on another forum that once a B-2 visa is denied it is very unlikely, if not impossible, to get another one in the months thereafter. I suspect their only hope is to "go higher up in the food chain" to get another one.
  15. I did the same with ANZ bank. They allow you to open the account online in a matter of minutes so that you can transfer money into without being able to access the funds therein. You can only get access to it after presenting yourself to the bank armed with the appropriate paperwork - that way they keep tabs on potential money launderers. In my experience, the US banks unfortunately don't offer this option.