I have seen in this forum many complaints about USAFIS, along with many answers that really seem coming from USAFIS itself.
To me, having tried BUT NEVER PAID (and not going to, why should I?) anything to this company (seemingly a registered one, apparently in Israel, and perhaps in the U.S. (maybe Delaware?)), the pieces of advice I would give here are:
- Before rushing into such a company, rush first into the core service information desk, which is the (official) USCIS and NO UNAFIS. Check here all the information: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=2df93a4107083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=2df93a4107083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
- If your English is not such a good ally right now (but remember that speaking American English is a must for getting your GC!), you can find some brochures written in other languages in the middle of this (official) page: (http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html)
- But, why pay for a so-called service for a mere lottery game? Do you really believe in horse-shoes and other yummy ones? Lottery is lottery. Nothing else. Sollicitors who claim they are going to manage and help you to be chosen can, in fact, do nothing heuristic here, or the whole lottery system would be completely cheat.
- As a matter of fact, thinking this way is rather insulting for all the Americans working in the U.S. Consulates, who do they best to help people in need (tough job); and insulting for the country you are trying to work in... A very bad start, indeed!
- I saw also some answers claiming UNAFIS is official and recommended by the U.S. Gov. Really? Just have a look in the (official) USCIS links concerning the green card procedure, to check this assertion, and you will very easily make sure that it is wrong and false: no UNAFIS mentionned, nowhere. As the USCIS, as an official department to the U.S. Government, does NOT recommend any UNAFIS or other in-between company.
- Finally, I saw also that the registrations for the lottery are now closed (http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html): sorry chaps! Better wait and invest your good money in fruitful and better famed companies.