U.S. Department of State launches free visas to eligible countries in Africa, recruiting 55,000 applicants



 The U.S. Department of State launches annual registration for Diversity Visa (DV) lottery for fiscal year (FY) 2025 on Wednesday, October 4 The period has started. Online Registration This program is free for all registrants, and the Department of State will continue to accept his registration through November 7, 2023.

 The Green Card Lottery Program, officially known as the Diversity Visa Program, runs for one month from October to November each year. The State Department plans to issue 55,000 green cards to foreign nationals in fiscal year 2025. 

The DV program gives foreign nationals from countries that do not send many immigrants to the United States, such as Kenya, the opportunity to obtain green cards. The Department of State annually administers the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program created by law. According to the Department of State, Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" who come from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. . Most countries in the world have historically low rates of immigration to the United States, and their birth members are eligible for the domestic violence lottery. 

Conversely, individuals born in countries with historically high rates of immigration to the United States may not be eligible to enroll in the Domestic Violence Lottery. Target countries include Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, People's Republic of China (including people from mainland China and Hong Kong), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the Republic of included. South Korea (South Korea), Venezuela, and Vietnam. Local residents of Macau, SAR, and Taiwan are eligible to participate. All DV Lottery registrations must be done online and must include a digital photo. 

Entrants may also provide their spouse and/or children when participating in the Sweepstakes. Entries are allowed only once per person. Multiple entries by the same person will be disqualified. The U.S. Department of State's DV Lottery Guide reminds registrants to print and save their unique confirmation number. The Department of State does not email or directly notify domestic violence lottery winners to combat fraud. Applicants must also have at least a college degree or two years of professional experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience. Starting May 4, 2024, each registrant must use a unique confirmation number to obtain results and verify lottery status on the Department of State's Her DV Lottery Participant Status page. I'm not from an eligible country, but can I still participate if my family is from this country? Find out how to apply here: If you're not from an eligible country, there are two ways to apply: Yes: Is your spouse from an eligible country? If so, you can include you on your spouse's application. 

Were your parents' countries of birth eligible? You may be able to specify your country of birth when you apply. See full list: List of countries eligible for the 2024 DV Lottery. Now, to make sure, here are the countries eligible for the DV-2024. Africa – Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Asia Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, The United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Europe, Central Asia Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City. North America The Bahamas. Oceania Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, The Federated States of Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. South America, Central America, and the Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay,. 

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