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Nigeria is only African country barred from 2022 US visa lottery

Nigerians have been barred from collaborating in the USA’ visa lottery in 2022.

This was disclosed in a doc titled ‘Directions for the 2022 variety immigrant visa program (dv-2022)’ obtained from the US’ web site on Thursday, October 15.

“In Africa, natives of Nigeria usually are not eligible for this yr’s Variety Visa program,” the doc said.

It said that Nigeria was barred as a result of greater than 50,000 of its residents immigrated to the USA within the earlier 5 years.

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Residents of different African nations are eligible to use, however “individuals born within the areas administered previous to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Individuals born within the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; individuals born within the West Financial institution are chargeable to Jordan; individuals born within the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.”

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The doc reads partially, “Candidates who’re chosen in this system (selectees) should meet easy however strict eligibility necessities to qualify for a variety visa. The Division of State determines selectees via a randomized laptop drawing. The Division of State distributes variety visas amongst six geographic areas, and no single nation might obtain greater than seven p.c of the accessible DVs in anyone yr.

“For DV-2022, individuals born within the following nations usually are not eligible to use, as a result of greater than 50,000 natives of those nations immigrated to the USA within the earlier 5 years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (together with Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (besides Northern Eire) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

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“Individuals born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.”

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