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  • Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
  • 10 / 03 / 2014

From October 1 to November 3 will be open Diversification Program Immigrant Visa (DV-2016) awarded by the government of the United States. The State Department specified that the visa will be requested electronically.

DV electronic form (E-DV) must be filled in web. This program will provide up to 55,000 visas (DV's) and is designed to randomly select among people who meet the eligibility requirements, to whom the visa will be granted. The results will be announced on May 5, 2015.

"The Department of State implemented the electronic registration system from the DV-2005 in order to make it most efficient and safe. We use special technology and other means to identify those who commit fraud for the purpose of emigrating illegally or those with multiple entries for the draw, "says the statement issued by the Office of Interests of the United States in Havana.

Cubans have access to this program since 1990. Last November 2013 concluded the previous call whose results were announced in May 2014 a total of 1480 visas granted to persons resident in the Island.

The requirements to meet to pursue this type of visa, which is granted by an electronic draw, are:

National -Eligibility: applicants must be citizens of countries with low rates of immigration or have not sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years. Not eligible for these causes, natives of Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines , south Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

-Level Twelfth grade education (high school) or equivalent in their country of origin, or have two years of work experience for the past five years.

-The job must require at least two years of training in accordance with standards established by the Department of Labor of the United States.

"No paper applications will be accepted. All participants must print and keep their online confirmation page after completing their ticket DV that can confirm their status. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to apply. Strong demand may result in website delays," the statement said.

Source: OnCuba

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