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2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017) opens today

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US Department of State has announced that online registration for 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017) opens today October 1 and will close on November 3.

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A press release by the Department of State said the department will begin accepting requests to register for the DV-2017 on October 1. For the fiscal year 2017, over 50,000 diversity visas will be available.

The release went on to add that Applicants who will selected in the lottery must meet simple, but strict, eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a diversity visa. People selected are chosen through a randomized computer drawing.

According to the same source, there is no cost to register for the DV program. Applicants may register on this website: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ . Results of the lottery will be disclosed in May 2016 on the same website.

The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to become permanent residents of the United States regardless of whether they have a family member or an employer willing to sponsor them.

This program is administrated annually by the US Department of State.

See instructions: http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Diversity-Visa/DV-Instructions-Translations/DV-2017-Instructions-Translations/DV-2017%20Instructions%20and%20FAQs.pdf

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