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Unfortunately, the chances are zero. Had they married after 2011, that would have been fine, but because they married before 2011, the spouse had to have been included. Here is an OFFICIAL link:
You must deny the applications of registrants who list on their Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, or their Form DS-260, Online Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, a spouse or child who was not included in their initial entry, unless such spouse or child was acquired subsequent to submission of qualifying DV entry. The spouse of a principal alien, if acquired after registration, and prior to the principal alien’s admission, or the child of a principal alien, if the child was born after registration or is the issue of a marriage which took place after registration and prior to the principal alien’s admission to the United States, although not named on an application, is entitled to derivative DV status.
So I am truly sorry, but the spouse will not be able to immigrate with the principle. After the principle immigrates, they can petition an I-130 for their spouse and the spouse should be able to follow abour 2 to 3 years later. The spouse will generally not be able to visit the U.S. during this process. The principle can visit the spouse often or if the principle wants to live outside of the U.S. with the spouse while waiting, they would have to file an I-131 Re-Entry Permit that will allow them to be outside of the U.S. for up to 2 years and not lose their Residency status.
I am truly sorry.
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Thanks the Law ,am really glad with the answer given, so is it possible for the principal to process the application if yes, how can she get started since herself and her family were not interviewed at all.
please can the lady that won the lottery process the application and how can she start the process?Also can you take this case up on her behalf?
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