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US Diversity Visa Registration Commences

Oct 9, 2008, 5:12 AM

The DV-2010 lottery online entry begins at noonEDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on October 2, 2008, and ends at Noon EST9 Eastern Standard Time) on December 1, 2008.

According to a media dispatch from the US embassy in Banjul, the Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50, 000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet simple, but strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United Sates.

The applicants are to fill the form online and can visit tate.gov www.dvlotery.state.gov for instructions and application.

Applicants who have been selected for the diversity visa will receive a letter via email from the Kentucky Consular Centre. It advised that applicants should never send money for DV fees through the email, Western Union, or other service but in person only at the US embassy or Consulate at the time of visa application.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the US embassy at consularbanjul@state.gov for questions about the process.