DV2024

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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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New Changes to Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form

The Department of State submitted request to make the following changes to the electronic diversity visa entry form which will be available to diversity visa program for 2024 fiscal, DV2024.

An obvious change to the CURRENT eDV form is the absence of the Passport requirement.

In February this year, a federal district court vacated the regulation by Department of State which required  entrants to submit a valid and unexpired passport information.

The agency had not followed the rulemaking process of 30 to 60 days for comments before making the changes according the the court hearing.

Subsequently, Department of State removed the passport requirement in response to this judgment.

 

[CURRENT]

#1.  Last/ Family Name                        First Name                      Middle Name

This current version allowed applicants to check the box last name unknown, first name unknown, and middle name unknown.

[PROPOSED CHANGES] Require Last Name on all entries

Last/ Family Name                        First Name                      Middle Name

[CURRENT]

    #13. What is your current marital status? 

  •  Unmarried
  •  Married and my spouse is NOT a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)
  •  Married and my spouse IS a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)
  •  Divorced
  •  Widowed
  •  Legally Separated

Legal separation is an arrangement when a couple remain married but live apart, following a court order. If you and your spouse are legally separated, your spouse will

not be able to immigrate with you through the Diversity Visa program; however, you must include your spouse even if you plan to be divorced before you apply for the

Diversity Visa. Failure to list your eligible spouse is grounds for disqualification. If your spouse is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, do not list him/her in your

entry.

[PROPOSED CHANGES] Revise language in question #13 regarding legal separation and allow optional spouse entry.

  #13.  What is your current marital status? 

  • Unmarried
  • Married and my spouse is NOT a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)
  • Married and my spouse IS a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)   
  • Divorced
  • Widowed
  •  Legally Separated
    • Enter Spouse Information

Legal separation is an arrangement when a couple remain married but live apart, following a court order. If you and your spouse are legally separated, your spouse will not be

able to immigrate with you through the Diversity Visa program. You will not be penalized if you choose to enter the name of a spouse from whom you are legally separated.

If you are not legally separated by a court order, you must include your spouse even if you plan to be divorced before you apply for the Diversity Visa. Failure to list your

eligible spouse is grounds for disqualification.

If your spouse is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, do not list him/her in your entry

 

Overall, these changes have resulted in few questions on the form. There are 14 questions now instead of 15.

Not all entrants will have to answer all the questions,  only those that are applicable. Check out my video explanation of these changes.

 

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