- The US Diversity Visa Program opened for registration on October 4 for applicants to register for a US immigrant visa
- However, there are countries whose natives are not qualified to apply and would be denied a visa should they enter
- YEN.com.gh spotlights Ghana, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, and several other nations eligible to participate
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The United States Department of State opened registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery programme for interested persons to apply worldwide.
The registration for millions of applicants satisfying the requirements began on October 4, 2023, and will end on November 7, 2023.
The DV lottery programme offers winners permanent residency in the US, also called a green card. More than 50,000 successful applicants will receive permanent residence in the US from the country's government.
However, some reasons might disqualify a person from applying for the DV lottery. Apart from ineligible countries, an applicant who provides misleading claims and information will be eliminated.
Immihelp.com states these are the DV Lottery-eligible countries from the Africa Region.
See the nations below:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
American Lottery: 4 reasons applicants might be denied visa to the US despite being selected
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that the 2025 Diversity Visa Program opened for registration on October 4 to enable people from countries with low US immigration rates who satisfy the eligibility requirements to register for a chance to apply for a US immigrant visa.
The programme, run by the US State Department and will end on November 7, 2023, receives applications from millions of foreign nationals worldwide.
Winners in the DV lottery programme will receive US permanent residency, commonly called a green card. The US government will issue about 55,000 green cards to successful applicants.
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