If you’re a citizen of Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana, Liberia and other members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) rejoice because you’re free to apply and participate in the 2022 US Visa lottery.
However, for citizens of Nigeria, it is bad news all the way because your country is barred from participating currently.
2022 US VISA LOTTERY REASON FOR THE EXCLUSION OF NIGERIA
The main reason why a citizen of Nigeria can not participate in the 2022 US Visa lottery is contained in a document recently released and available on the US ‘website.
The document is titled ‘ Instructions for the 2022 diversity Immigrant Visa program (DV- 2022)
The important parts stated as follows: “In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa Program”
However, citizens of other African countries are eligible to apply.
The document clearly stated that citizens of Nigeria were excluded because more than 50,000 of her citizens immigrated to the US in the previous five years, hence the reason for being barred.
2022 US VISA LOTTERY NIGERIA ONLY AFRICAN COUNTRY BARRED
GOOD NEWS FOR OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES
All other African countries are free to apply and participate because they did not cross the red line, like the Nigerians.
Some important aspects of the document explain as follows: “Applicants who are selected In the program (selectees) must meet simple but strict eligibility requirements to qualify for the diversity visa. The Department of State determines selectees through a randomized computer drawing. The Department of State distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than seven per cent of the available DVs in any one year”.
The document stated further that ” persons born in the areas administered before June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt, persons in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan, persons born in Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria ”
LIKE NIGERIA, OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD THAT ARE BARRED
Other countries that are barred because more than 50,000 of their citizens immigrated to the US in the previous five years include:
El SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, BANGLADESH, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA, (Including Hong Kong SAR) COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM.
However, persons born in MACAU (SAR) and TAIWAN are eligible.
THE BOTTOM LINE ON 2022 US VISA LOTTERY NIGERIA ONLY AFRICAN COUNTRY BARRED
We at facts36.com wish to tell you that, that your country is barred from participating in the 2022 visa lottery does not mean your country may be able to participate next time, your country’s qualifications depend on what happens in the near future which is not permanent. All you have to do is to relax and wait for another opportunity.
With a new administration currently in charge in the United States, headed by an African friendly president Joe Biden, a sound mind, administering without a hate and extremism, his administration may change the existing system.
That’s all for now on 2022 US Visa lottery Nigeria only African country barred.