What should I do if I overstayed my F1 visa (OPT) and won the DV lottery? 3 Answers as of September 03, 2014

I have overstayed my F1 visa and I am selected as DV lottery winner. What should I do? Am I eligible for status adjustment?

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
You have to be in valid status at the time of filing for adjustment of status even for the DV lottery.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/3/2014
Coane and Associates
Coane and Associates | Bruce Coane
That is amazing luck, but you may have a huge problem. I would suggest you come to see me asap so I can get all the details and advise you on the best course of action.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/3/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
You are not eligible to adjust your status as you failed to maintain your status. You may be able to pursue an immigrant visa abroad depending upon more information.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/3/2014
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