Government of America Applications for the Visa Lottery will begin to be received in FY 2024. The State Department announced that from October 8, the window for receipt of electronic applications will open. As in previous years, 55,000 permanent legal residents, also known as green cards or green cards, will be drawn.
According to Univison, the State Department’s National Visa Center in Kentucky pointed out. The window closes at noon on November 8.
Between 11 million and 14 million citizens of countries on the US list participate in the drawApplicants can submit their applications for free on the website of the United States Department of State.
Like last year, in the 2024 draw Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela were left off the list.
Bangladesh, Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (including Ireland) and Vietnam are also excluded.
Rules of the draw Exclude countries that sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US in the past five yearsAnd opens participation to citizens of countries with historically low US immigration rates.
Last year, President Joe Biden lifted restrictions on the program and, more generally, immigration restrictions ordered by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Univision Created a guide on the requirements to apply Visa Lottery 2024:
- Being the spouse of a citizen from a country with historically low immigration rates to the United States.
- If yes, you can claim your spouse’s country of birth if you and your spouse are named on the selected application form, are eligible and hold one of the 55,000 residences.
State Department published on its website Competition RulesWhose applications will be received electronically from 5th October Noon to 8th November Noon.
Between 11 and 14 million contestants worldwide participate in the Visa Lottery draw every year, which is completely free and you can only participate by entering. Department of State website From the date the application reception window opens until it closes.
The US government recalled that Visa Lottery It is open only to nationals who meet certain requirements, including education or work experience, high school or equivalent education, or two years of work experience.
Participants who do not meet the requirements “may not enroll in the DV-2024 program”, state the rules of the competition.
Application to participate Visa Lottery 2024 To be filled in English. (The document will be available from noon on 5th October DOS Digital Page)
The Department of State As per the rules of the contest, it warns that only forms sent by noon on November 8th will be accepted.
Selected before the draw Visa Lottery 2024 They will be notified by mail between May and July 2023. As they pass through the different stages of the competition, they can view the program page using the participation registration numbers they receive after sending the request. .
Government advises that there is no fee to submit the online registration form. We also recommend that you use an up-to-date browser when submitting your request. For example, older browsers like Internet Explorer 8 won’t let you progress through the electronic entry process.
Visa Lottery since the 90s
In 2017 the then President Donald Trump It instituted a series of measures to prevent citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, and one that eventually came into effect was restrictions on immigration from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen. .
Shortly after his inauguration as president on January 20, Biden issued an executive order ending “discriminatory vetoes of entry into the United States.”
According to the State Department, in applying the regulations imposed by Trump, Tens of thousands of visa applications were rejected in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Visa Lottery was established by the 1990 Act And it targets applicants who meet certain requirements, such as a high school education, at least two years of work experience, and a clean criminal record.
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