Important Notice Regarding the DV-2014 Exhaustion of DV Numbers

VISA: DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2014 Exhaustion of DV Numbers

– The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) makes available up to 50,000 diversity visas each year, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

– Some of the first 50,000 selectees do not qualify for visas or pursue their cases to visa issuance. To ensure all of the available DVs are issued, more than 50,000 entries are selected. However, this also means there will not be a sufficient number of visas for all those who are initially selected.

– Only the first 50,000 selected applicants to qualify will be issued visas. Once all of the 50,000 DVs have been issued, the program will end.

– Selected applicants who wish to receive visas must be prepared to act promptly on their cases. Individuals who miss or reschedule their appointments, or come unprepared without all required documents, risk the possibility that a visa will not be av ailable.

Each year’s DV instructions explain there is no guarantee numbers will be available for all selectees.

– Being randomly chosen as a selectee does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Selection means you are eligible to apply for a Diversity Visa. If you are qualified, you will be issued a Diversity Visa.

– DV applicants must pay all application fees and costs, including costs for medical examinations for themselves and qualifying immediate relatives. Immigrants under the DV program must also prove they will be able to financially support themselves in the United States.

– If an applicant is found ineligible, or there are in sufficient numbers to issue a visa, applicants are not entitled to any refund of application fees paid.

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