In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

Nigeria, The Solely African Nation Barred From United State 22 Visa Lottery

Nigeria, The Only African Country Barred From United State 22 Visa Lottery


Nigeria, The Solely African Nation Barred From United State 22 Visa Lottery

Nigeria has been barred by the United State from participating in the Visa lottery in 2022.

In a 19 pages doc obtained from the US web site on Thursday, October 15, titled “Directions for the 2022 range immigrant visa program (DV-2022), the doc said;

“In Africa, natives of Nigeria are usually not eligible for this 12 months’s Variety Visa program,” the doc said.

Nevertheless, natives from different African nations are eligible to use, however “Individuals born within the areas administered previous to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Individuals born within the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; individuals born within the West Financial institution are chargeable to Jordan; individuals born within the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.”

In keeping with the assertion, greater than 50,000 Nigerian residents immigrated to america within the earlier 5 years.

One other a part of the doc mentioned;

“Candidates who’re chosen in this system (selectees) should meet easy however strict eligibility necessities to qualify for a range visa. The Division of State determines selectees by a randomized laptop drawing. The Division of State distributes range visas amongst six geographic areas, and no single nation could obtain greater than seven p.c of the obtainable DVs in anyone 12 months.

“For DV-2022, individuals born within the following nations are usually not eligible to use, as a result of greater than 50,000 natives of those nations immigrated to america within the earlier 5 years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (together with Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (besides Northern Eire) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

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“Individuals born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.”

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