The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for fiscal year 2024, better known as the Visa Lottery, is called “DV-2024” because the aliens selected in the random drawing must have applied for and received their immigrant visas before the September 30, 2024, announced the US authorities.
In a didactic guide published on its Twitter account, the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the US Department of State offered a series of 10 tips for applicants for a permanent residence card or green card, which will allow them to live and work legally and permanently. in the United States to winners who complete the qualification process.
THREAD: #DYK this year’s Diversity Visa Program open season is called “DV-2024” because the individuals selected this season must apply for and receive their immigrant visa by September 30, 2024? Learn more at https://t.co/FFByUl4D0B and in the🧵below #DV2024 (1/10) pic.twitter.com/f4CG01yVcp
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) October 7, 2022
1 – YOU MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DIVERSITY VISAS PROGRAM
To qualify for the 2024 Visa Lottery you must meet these requirements:
- Have the nationality of a country that qualifies for the program.
- High school education or qualified work experience.
- You have not already applied to the program this year.
- Submit a recent photo taken in the last semester.
2 – WHEN CAN YOU ENTER THE 2024 VISA LOTTERY?
The deadline to participate in the drawing for up to 55,000 DV-2024 green cards is until
Tuesday, November 8, at noon, for those citizens of countries with low rates of immigration to the United States and who meet the eligibility requirements.
3 – DO NOT SHARE PERSONAL DV-2024 INFORMATION
Do not give other people personal information necessary to fill out the Lottery registration form, because if your name is registered more than once in the draw, you will be immediately disqualified.
4 – BEWARE OF SCAMS IN THE GREEN CARDS LOTTERY
You have to protect yourself from scams. Any person or immigration service that says that they can help you increase your probability of being selected in the program is being dishonest. The selection to the lottery is computerized, random and participation is free.
5 – PHOTO FOR THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The application form must be accompanied by a recent photograph of the applicant, taken within the last six months. Photos that are older disqualify you from the draw.
6 – FAMILY TO LEGALLY IMMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES
In the application form called Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form you must list, not only you, but also your spouse and children under 21 years of age, whether they are going to immigrate with you to United States or stay in their home countries.
7 – SAVE YOUR DV-2024 CONFIRMATION NUMBER
When you complete the application process, the State Department website shows you a unique confirmation number corresponding to your registration. It is essential that you save that number since you will need it to check if you were a winner of the Visa Lottery as of May 6, 2023 on the Entrant Status Check page.
8 – REGISTER IN TIME FOR THE 2024 VISA LOTTERY
The registration period for the DV-2024 lottery closes at noon on November 8, 2022, so before that date you must register on the official website of the program dvprogram.state.gov.
9 – WHEN DO THE WINNERS OF THE IMMIGRANT VISAS COME OUT
The selection of the winners of the Visa Lottery will be made in May 2023. The website of the Department of State is the only place where the names of the winners are announced; the authorities never send letters by post or emails to announce that you have won.
10 – WINNING THE DV-2024 DRAWING DOES NOT GUARANTEE A CONSULAR INTERVIEW OR VISA
Being selected in the Diversity Visa Program does not mean that the winner automatically obtains an immigrant visa. The alien must first go through a rigorous background check and interview process, as well as pay an immigration fee, before being issued a visa in the passport if admissible to the United States.
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