2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program – Your Guide to Applying

Episode 22-10

Many people are interested in immigrating to the United States but do not have a qualified family member or employer to sponsor them. Applying for a diversity visa can help you achieve your US immigration dreams without having to be sponsored. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Diversity Visa program.

Q: What is a diversity visa?

A diversity visa is an immigrant visa available through a program that makes a limited number of visas available at random to people from countries with low immigration rates to the United States who meet strict eligibility requirements. Guyana is a qualifying country!

Q: I’m interested! What are the admission requirements?

To be eligible, you must be from a country with historically low rates of immigration to the United States, such as B. Guyana.

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Second, if you are from a qualifying country, you must meet the education/work experience requirements (a US high school diploma or two years of work experience within the last five years in a job that requires at least two years of education or experience) . list).

Q: I think I meet the requirements of the Diversity Visa program. How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024 program opened on October 05, 2022 and will close on November 08, 2022 at 12:00 noon. The only official way to register during the specified and time-limited registration period.

Q: How much does the application cost?

There is NO FEE! Beware of those who claim they can improve your chances if you pay them or who offer to complete your application. Avoid scammers and submit your entry yourself!

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Q: How will I know if my entry has been selected for visa processing in 2024?

In May 2023, the Department of State will randomly select individuals from qualified submissions via computer. To know if your entry has been selected, you must access the official Entrant Status Check at https://dvprogram.state.gov/. This is the ONLY way to see if you’ve been selected. DO NOT be fooled by letter or email announcements; these are scams.

You can review your entry from May 6, 2023 to at least September 30, 2024.

TIP: After submitting your completed DV2024 record, keep the confirmation number. You will need this to check your entry in 2023.

Q: If selected, how do I get the visa?

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If your listing is selected, you will be taken to a confirmation page that provides visa application instructions, including information on fees related to immigration to the United States. You must apply for and receive the visa before the end of the program on September 30, 2024.


Ask the Consul is a monthly US Embassy column that answers questions about US immigration law and visa issues. Detailed information on visas and travel can be found at https://gy. usembassy.gov/, https://ais.usvisa-info.com/ and https://travel.state.gov/. Applicants are strongly advised to prepare their own paperwork and avoid third-party advice. U.S. consular rules change frequently, and government advisors outside the U.S. often provide inadequate or inaccurate information. Please contact our Visa Information Service Center at toll-free: 1-877-246-6788 or 703-988-5765 for general Visa questions.


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