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Ethiopia: 2015 Diversity Visa Program Registration
September 30, 2013 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is please to share, below, the Department of State announcement for the 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015). Ethiopia is an eligible country for DV-2015. DV-2015 applicants must submit entries online to the website address below. There is no charge for applications. Persons or entities that represent themselves as authorized agents of the U.S. Government and that charge a fee to submit applications or provide other services are fraudulent.
Results will be posted online beginning May 1, 2014 and applicants must use their unique identification number to access results. The online Entry Status Check will be the ONLY way selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2015. The State Department will not be mailing out notification letters, nor will the Department send an email to those selected. Any e-mail claiming to announce results is fraudulent.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
2015 Diversity Visa Program Registration
The 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will open at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, November 2, 2013. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entrants must print and retain their online confirmation page after completing their DV entries so that they will be able to check their entry status. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 2, 2013.
The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 and provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants.” Section 203(c) of the INA provides a maximum of 55,000 Diversity Visas each fiscal year to be made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Fifty-five thousand immigrant visas are set aside for DV immigrants; however, since DV-1999, Congress has set aside 5,000 of this annual allocation to be made available for use under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).
The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random drawing chooses selectees for Diversity Visas. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to nationals of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the period of the past five years. No single country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.
For DV-2015, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because the countries sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years:
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.
A “native” ordinarily means someone born within a particular country, regardless of the individual's current country of residence or nationality. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
The Department of State implemented the electronic registration system beginning with DV-2005 in order to make the Diversity Visa process more efficient and secure. We utilize special technology and other means to identify those who commit fraud for the purposes of illegal immigration or those who submit multiple entries.
For DV-2015, the Department of State will once again implement an online process to notify entrants of their selection, and to provide information about the immigrant visa application and interview. Beginning May 1, 2014, DV-2015 entrants will be able to use their unique confirmation number provided at registration to check online through Entry Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov to see if their entry was selected. Successful entrants will receive instructions for how to apply for immigrant visas for themselves and their eligible family members. Changes in U.S. immigration practice as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act also apply to DV-2015 applicants. U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way as applications for opposite gender spouses.
Confirmation of visa interview appointments will also be made through Entry Status Check.
For detailed information about entry requirements, along with frequently asked questions about the DV program, please see the instructions for the DV-2015 Diversity Visa program available at http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Another chance given by the beautiful America to breath the air of freedom. You can think freely, you can speak freely, you can worship freely and so on in our AMERICA.
FRESH BLOOD, EPRDF GENERATION EN ROUTE…
SMARTER, BETTER EDUCATED AND BETTER LOOKING THAN OPPOSITION DIASPORA DERG RIF-RAFS!
God bless America! Many lives have been changed due to the generosity of this great nation.
VERY WELL ,MIMI “Sebehatu ?..LOL!!”
Unfortunatly for you and your Thuggt Bros ,this is just another DV visas anouncement not a “FREE ENTRANCE PERMISSION” specially for Tigre Mafiosis ,Agazi Cadres ,Goat Herder Agazi bandits ,illeterate
Agazi Village Idiots and bandas .
Either Dv to come Ethiopia honestly i need that? Ayooo Americhaaaa ……!!
@mimi.First their is no eprdf generation their is tplf generation.second without diasporas our coutry can not even one day survive.u can search on Google. Third we are new generation we have nothing to do with derg we are the new generation who want to see in our country democracy, development, justic, equality, unity. Until we achive our goal our strugle against ethnic apprtihde continus.dont Support the regim Only because you are tigre. I am 99% sure you are tplf.ZEREGNA
This is not something we should be jumping in joy for ! another Americn plot! another way of stealing the useful generation and braindrain the so called third world so that we may remain third world.
I wish you and your alike hate to run away and try to make our country a better place by fighting face to face with woyane. It is a great joy for them to see Ethiopia is robbed of her educated and hopes of the country running out in the name of freedom and better living. The irony of it is two three years after your arrival at the chaotic america where “only the strong survives” you start whaling for “your country Ethiopia” and we call you poor diaspora! Shame on you for your excitment of giving yourself to slavery and denying your mother country her right of being served after all those years of raising, feeding and educating you ! we live only once and history can only made by those who dare the impossible.
Hey Az, how you doing man? Have Adanetch and Zenebetch also applied for this thing? From what I read you haven’t been home for Meskal, incredible as it seems! Le Meskal hageru yemaygeba Gurage Gurage aybalem!!! Me? I just came back.
Reference to Hursi’s comment:
You seem to see the well meant Diversity Visa Program from America as a plot. Why would America, the most powerful and rich nation on earth would plot against developing country like Ethiopia. America gives chances to those who want to come to America to work and pay tax to the U.S government. After all, America did not force any one to apply for Diversity Visa Program. It is a free choice of every Ethiopian. Personally young Ethiopians who are unemployed or employed but the salary he or she gets is little and seek to come to America through Diversity Visa Program in search of better ife and employment is a wonderful opportunity. After all, if he or she does not like America they are free to return to Ethiopia. America is not stealing Ethiopians as you stated in your comment. You are jealous of those Ethiopians who got the DVs. Most likely, you may have applied for the DV and must have been denied. Please mind your business and leave Ethiopians to do what they believe is right. I am an Ethiopian by origin and I find Diversity Visa Program excellent. I thank America and Americans for giving Ethiopians the opportunity for employment and to experience life in America. Long live America and Americans!
Amoraw (Rock head),
I think you are missing the point here. the message above says ‘You can think freely, you can speak freely, you can worship freely and so on in our AMERICA.’. You see there is a difference between rock head and people who are free. The rock head think there is a country called Ethiopia under the current thugs and criminals (Please read Ato Gebremedhin`s current posting on Ethiomedia)but free abeshans know that Ethiopia has left thugs and criminals in 1983 and is safe and alive with its sons and daughters waiting on the day of freedom.
give all amhara/oromo Dergists exit visa so ethiopia can be pure tigray country
Very good and this announcement gives good opportunity to many people who wish to see and live in America.
At least 13 undocumented men from Eritrea died Monday trying to reach the beach at Sampieri in southeastern Sicily, Italian media said.
LATINO DAILY NEWS Tuesday October1,2013
Daily thousands of Eritreans leave the country.They face many problems.One of them is vanishing in the waters of red sea and Mediterranean.I hope the world community will come up with solutions which illuminate these crises.
If your comment has to do with what I said above, I can only add the following.
I said “Plot” because no one forces no body but deceiving the young and potential educated third world generation for “better living.” How do you define better living? for how long? This is simply giving up yourself thinking to live better. It is not always true and not everyone who went with such programm is successful. For your information, I by any means am not saying this being jealous. I have been there and went to study and after my graduation at the time I was offered a lot of opportunity to remain for which I refused and returned back to Ethiopia. You know when it was? It was during Mengistu’s bloody regime was murdering in thousands in the name of red terror. I survived though and I am hoping to survive from this woyane divide and rule system trying to do my best for the country I call my “Ethiopia".
Imagine poor Ethiopia raising a child from elementery to college investing from the least resource she have hoping to get an educated son who given the chance will contribute something, at the end of the day running out with “DV” to America! For us because it is in hundreds and thousands, it will be never ending visious circle of lagging behind, but for America a good fortune to have a young, educated and eager to do anything for “better life” without spending a penny. This is sad, otherwise what makes you think I can be jealous for? I live only once and do what I stand for! I am an Ethiopian and die as an Ethiopian. Period! You are free to think whatever comes to your mind.
Just cool down and don’t be nasty!
1. Why should I get jealous? If need I can travel to the US any time and have been there, but it is the least places for me to live there. but what you said makes no sense when you wrote:
“You are jealous of those Ethiopians who got the DVs. Most likely, you may have applied for the DV and must have been denied. “
again you said:
“Please mind your business and leave Ethiopians to do what they believe is right. I am an Ethiopian by origin and I find Diversity Visa Program excellent. “
2 Why not? I do mind ! it has to do with my people and my country.If what I said about plot of robbing the young and fresh minds from the country like ours as you see it can not convience you, read more and think deep. DV is may be excellent for short sighted once not for those who really feel not to bite the hand which fed them for years!
again you continued saying:
“I thank America and Americans for giving Ethiopians the opportunity for employment and to experience life in America. Long live America and Americans!”
why don’t you spend the night lying infront of US Embassy to show your gratitude? You can praise America day and night and I will praise the poor but genrious mother Ethiopia for being what I am now. It is a matter of how we look at the mountain afar.
It has never crossed my mind to become an American and please respect my stand. For your informaton, as we have many great and well educated Ethiopian diasporas coming back, we have seen some drug addicts, pimps and gays many with unspeakable way of life. They all got it over there in the US ! where else????
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