FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN AS A NAMED PLAINTIFF?
DV2021 selectees who have elected to appear at the following consulates are eligible to participate: Tirana, Albania; Luanda, Angola; Kinshasa, DRC; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Nairobi, Kenya; Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Chisinau, Moldova; Kathmandu, Nepal; Moscow, Russia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kyiv, Ukraine; Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAWSUIT?
The goal of the litigation is to assure meaningful access to the DV2021 program as promulgated by congress, including the timely scheduling of an interview and adjudication of the visa application or the preservation of the named plaintiffs' visa eligibility.
HOW DO I JOIN AS A NAMED PLAINTIFF?
Submit the Eligibility Questionnaire. We will let you know by email if you are eligible and, if so, send further instructions on completing the required steps: 1) uploading documents; 2) signing a contract of representation; and 3) paying the legal fees.
WHY ONLY THESE CONSULATES?
For starters, we didn't pick these 13 consulates out of a hat. Based on our investigation we have concluded that unfairly restrictive rules and practices in place at these consulates will deny many selectees the opportunity to benefit from the statutorily codified DV program.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan was a late addition to this litigation thanks to valuable information provided by prospective clients.
WHAT ARE THE LEGAL FEES?
The initial fee for a single plaintiff is $500, with an additional $350 due upon receipt of an interview notice. For families the initial fee is $800, with an additional $350 due upon receipt of an interview notice.
The initial fee is considered earned on payment and is not refundable. The second payment is due only upon the successful scheduling of the plaintiff's interview.
IS INDIVIDUALIZED CONSULAR REPRESENTATION INCLUDED IN THE FEES?
HOW WILL NAMED PLAINTIFFS BE KEPT APPRISED OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE?
Named plaintiffs will have their own members-only portal on this website where we will provide regular updates, share legal documents, and hold scheduled chats. We will also hold zoom calls where named plaintiffs will receive updates and be able to ask questions of the lead counsel.
DO YOU GUARANTEE SUCCESS?
No. There is no such thing as a guaranteed outcome in any litigation.
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