A total of 3,081 Cubans won the visa lottery to immigrate to the United States (DV-2024).According to the published information Visa Bulletin of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Affairs.
The lottery was conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which grants 55,000 permanent resident visas annually to citizens of countries with low immigration rates to the United States.
For this lottery, 22,185,619 eligible applications were received in the 35 days from noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to noon on Tuesday, November 8 of the same year.
The selection is done at random without taking into account the number of relatives who may settle with the candidate.
3,150 visas were issued to Latin America, with Cuba comprising the majority. Globally, the countries with the most nationalities are Russia (5,514), Uzbekistan (5,555) and Egypt (5,509). Ukraine received (4,286).
Now, selectees must submit their immigrant visa applications “expeditiously,” the release said.
Primary applicants must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent within the past five years or two years of work experience in an occupation requiring two years of training or experience. Details and requirements are in the notification letter, the text explains.
People who are currently in the US with legal status like here are selectedPersons traveling on humanitarian paroleThey can apply to have their status adjusted through Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Dates for DV-2025 scheme registration will be announced in the coming months. For more information, interested parties can visit the State Department’s Diversity Visa website.