This board has helped me a lot, so I'd like to share my successful experience to express my appreciation to everyone in this board.
Nov-04 2005 Filled out the online DV entry form.
May-05 2005 Received the 1st notification letter in Jakarta. Sent back the application forms (DS0230 and DSP0122)
Jun-Dec-05 Prepared documents: birth certificates, marriage certificate, diploma. Had them translated.
Dec-05 January 2006 Visa Bulletin was issued, and my number was current in Feb 2006.
Jan-06 Sent email to KCC asking for the interview appointment schedule. Got a reply from KCC, stating that the 2nd notification had been sent, and an interview had been scheduled on Feb 21, 2006 at Jakarta US Embassy.
09-Jan-06 Went to Police Headquarter to apply for the Police Clearance Letters for me and my wife. The letters were ready in 2 business days.
28-Jan-06 Received the 2nd notification letter. No medical forms enclosed.
30-Jan-06 Went to Jakarta US Embassy to get medical examination forms.
30-Jan-06 Went to bank to request for Bank reference letters. Cost: USD
5/letter. The letters were ready on the next day.
04-Feb-06 Went to the Medical Center at 07:30am. Had the medical exams, and the results were sent directly to the Embassy.
10-Feb-06 Went to Embassy to have document screening. The original bank statements and copies of other docs were taken. The other originals (including the original police cert) were returned back to me.
21-Feb-06 Went to Embassy with my wife and my 2 children, arrived at 7:45AM. After going through the security checks, arrived at the interview waiting room around 7:55AM. Gave the original documents to a lady at Window 4. Requested to pay the fee at the cashier (USD 3020). After waiting for less than 1 hour, called to go to Window 1 (9:05AM). The interview only took about 10 minutes: oath and fingerprints were taken, and signed the forms.
24-Feb-06 Went to Embassy to pick up the passports with the visas and 4 sealed yellow envelopes.
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