There is less and less time left for those who decided to try their luck in the Visa Lottery to know the results of this year's lottery.
As of May 6, 2023, those who applied will be able to check the status of their application at https://dvprogram.state.gov. This can be done with their personal information and the unique confirmation number they were given at the end of their registration. This was reported by CNN.
But, for those who are still not completely familiar with this topic, here we explain what the Visa Lottery is and how it works. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a lottery with which the U.S. Government provides up to 55 thousand visas annually.
This program is administered by the Department of State and is granted to citizens of countries with a low rate of migration to the United States.
It is intended to provide a new category of immigrants called "diversification immigrants" and there is no fee to participate in this annual program.
What are the requirements of the Visa Lottery?
It is important for you to know that the Diversity Visa Program is open for registration every year. For 2024, this year, the call for applications closed on November 8.
The first requirement that applicants must meet is to be a citizen of a country with low immigration rates to the United States.
They must also have completed primary and secondary education as basic and indispensable levels of schooling in this process.
Finally, applicants must have two years of work experience, within the last five years. This can be in an occupation that requires two years of studies or experience to perform.
As for the countries that could participate in the 2024 Visa Lottery, the Department of State distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions. No country may receive more than 7% of the available diversity visas.
The regions are Africa; Europe, Insular America and Oceania; all with a list of countries included within each area. There is also Central America, South America and the Caribbean, where countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador and Guatemala, among others, are included.