What’s Next After “Winning” in the DV Lottery?
What's Next After "Winning" in the Diversity Visa Lottery?
After May 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) notified more than 100,000 individuals who had entered the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV program) lottery (diversity lottery) that they had been selected for further processing. Many diversity lottery “winners” believe the next steps in the process to be simple. However, with only 50,000 diversity immigrant visas set aside for these winners and their derivative family members for FY2015, thousands will be disappointed when their diversity immigrant visa applications fail, either because they didn't meet minimum eligibility requirements or because their lottery entries contained fatal technical errors. They also may have to overcome grounds of inadmissibility. According to the authors of this monograph, "What's Next After Winning in the Diversity Visa Lottery," this system is brutal with a 50 percent-plus attrition rate.
Authors Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Vanessa Sanchez, and Joseph J. Shepherd walk the reader through the diversity lottery process including:
- Eligibility requirements and how to avoid an application denial
- Foreign state chargeability issues
- The use of the Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) range and O*Net
Vol. 5, Issue 3
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