DV 2022

Which Drug Abuse Can Make you inadmissible to the United States?

The United States has some of the strictest drug laws in the world, and those laws extend to foreign nationals who wish to enter the country.

Under Section 202 of the Controlled Substance Act, individuals who have engaged in drug abuse or drug trafficking may be deemed inadmissible to the United States.

Specifically, Section 202 lists a number of controlled substances that are illegal under federal law. These substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, among others. If an individual has used or possessed any of these substances, they may be denied entry to the United States.

But it’s not just recreational drug use that can cause problems. Section 202 also covers prescription drug abuse. If an individual has abused prescription drugs or has a history of addiction, they may also be deemed inadmissible.

Section 202 of the Controlled Substance Act has broken  them down into (IV) schedules: Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV. Here are some of the drugs listed under each schedule:

Schedule I:

  • Heroin
  • LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
  • Marijuana (cannabis)
  • Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA)
  • Methaqualone
  • Peyote

Schedule II:

  • Cocaine
  • Opium
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Adderall (amphetamine)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Vicodin (hydrocodone)
  • OxyContin (oxycodone)

Schedule III:

  • Ketamine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Testosterone

Schedule IV:

  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Tramadol
  • Ambien (zolpidem)

The above is not a comprehensive list. Please refer to Sec 202 of Controlled Substances Act

Monthly IV Issuances by U.S Embassies & Consulates per Region for 2023 DV Lottery Winners

It’s the beginning of a new fiscal year, 2023 and interviews have already begun at many posts/embassies around the world. In October 2022, a total of  1,356 visas were issued to Diversity Visa applicants by 62 U.S. embassies around the world.

This is a breakdown of the number of diversity visas issued  and where they were issued.

The 5 top posts in Europe based on performance in the month of October 2022 (FY2023)

  • Algiers
  • Cairo
  • Yaoundé
  • Addis Ababa
  • Lomé

The 5 top posts in Asia based on performance in the month of October 2022 (FY2023)

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Amman
  • Bangkok
  • Kuwait City
  • Doha & Hong Kong


The 5 top posts in Europe based on performance in the month of October 2022 (FY2023)

  • Warsaw
  • Tashkent
  • Tirana
  • Frankfurt
  • Ankara

Top performers in South America Region in the month of October 2022

  • Lima
  • Georgetown

U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji is the top performer in Oceania in the month of October 2022


Only Montreal issued visa in the NA region in the month of October 2022

We hope that many more embassies will increase their working capacities and more interviews will be scheduled for DV lottery winners. Please check out Wofoy TV YouTube channel for more info.


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What Grades Qualify for the Diversity Visa aka “Green Card Lottery”?

For Ghana, you must have  a “C” average on the WASSCE or “D” average for those who wrote SSCE, with  credits (A1-C6) in at least six subjects including Core English, Math, Integrated Science  and three Electives.

For Kenya, you must have passed the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) with a minimum average score of D – (minus). For those who wrote the examinations before 1986, the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) score must be a minimum of Division IV

For Burundi, you must have a Diploma D’Etat or Diploma A2

For Eritrea, you must have a minimum of five “D” grades on the Eritrean  Secondary Education Certificate

For Uganda,  you must have the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) “A- Level” or “O level” certificate with a minimum of one principal pass (Grade A-E) and at least one subsidiary Pass (Grade O) out of four subject exams or secondary pass out of four  total subject exams.

For Togo, you must have Diplome de Baccalaureate

This list will be updated as more embassies make this information available and accessible.

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Single Applicant Interview Checklist for Diversity Visa Lottery

 Interview Appointment Letter

Bring your  second notification (2NL) or interview appointment email or letter to your interview.

DS260 Confirmation Page

Don’t forget to bring the confirmation page of your DS260 application.

Two Color Passport size photos 

Bring (2) color passport photos . You should write your full name and date of birth at the back of the photos.

Valid and unexpired Passport 

Bring a passport with at least (6) months expiration and at least (2) unstamped pages

Original Birth Certificate 

Bring your original and (2) photocopies of your birth certificate.

School Certificate(s)if applicable 

Bring all your school certificates from secondary school and up, if you have this education.

Work Experience Documents- if applicable 

Bring your employment appointment letter typed on company letterhead. Anything documentation that could help support that you are employed or have been employed.

Visa Fees

Don’t forget to bring your visa fees of $330 or equivalent in your local currency. This fee will be required to be paid before interview begins.

Most important of all is to bring your confidence and say a prayer!

Goodluck !!

How to Send an Effective Email to Kentucky Consular Center, KCC – Green Card Lottery

Throughout your diversity visa journey, there might come a time when you might need to send an email to KCC to unlock your DS260 application to make important changes to your case or general inquiry about your case. General inquiries about diversity visa, DV, or case update must be sent to kccdv@state.gov

This article has already been explained in a video available on my YouTube channel Wofoy TV 

With over 100,000 selectees in the DV lottery, it is expected that KCC would be dealing with enormous number of emails. Therefore, you want to make sure the important details in your email doesn’t get swept under the rag with automated response which sometimes do not address the issue.

I have come up with a more effective way to send an email to KCCto get an effective response.

1. Why do you want to contact KCC?

You need to ask yourself why it is necessary for you to contact KCC because contacting them over unimportant matters will just be waste of resources.

2. Your concern must be relevant to KCC.

We get caught up in our own stories and what detail we think will sweetened our stories but at the end of the day, KCC can only assist you with issues that are under their jurisdiction. So, make sure your issue is something KCC can help solve.

3. Keep your message simple and short.

Keeping your message simple and short will keep the KCC contractor reading to respond to your email engaged. Long and winding stories get boring, and no one wants to read a boring story. Besides, you are not the only one emailing KCC, but you want to make sure, you get the resolution or answer you desire, and this will help get you that.

4. Ready to Compose your email

Make sure you have the correct email address, put your case number in the subject line and identify yourself or the applicant who is the subject of this email to that KCC will provide the appropriate solution.


5. Offer options on your expected solutions

Most of the time when people contact KCC, they want their cases to be unlocked or some changes to be made to their cases. If you are unsure of what appropriate solution to apply to your case, you could ask KCC to make the changes is possible or unlock your case for you. This is a better way because you could avoid unlocking your case if KCC can effect the changes on your behalf.


6. Put steps 1-5 together

You are now ready to put everything together. You could start or end with step 5.

And don’t forget to end your message with appreciation or a kind message. They say, “you attract more bees with honey than vinegar”.

Congratulations!! You have successfully completed your lesson on sending an effective email to KCC.

Good luck to you on this journey!