/ Marti, 24 Iunie 2003
Cei care nu au fost selectati pot incerca din nou incepind din octombrie
Un numar de 1.845 de romani au fost selectati pentru programul “Loteria vizelor 2004”, conform unei statistici date publicitatii de Departamentul de Stat al SUA. Centrul Consular Kentucky din Williamsburg (SUA) a anuntat cistigatorii “Loteriei Vizelor” pentru anul 2002 (DV-2004), program prin care SUA acorda anual 50.000 de vize de rezidenta permanenta unor cetateni din tari cu rate scazute de imigratie in Statele Unite. Aproximativ 111.000 de persoane au fost inregistrate si anuntate ca pot depune actele pentru emigrare, avind in vedere ca este posibil ca unii dintre primii 50.000 de cetateni admisi sa nu continue procesul de obtinere a vizei. Cistigatorii au fost desemnati aleator, din circa 7,3 milioane de cereri valabile (primite intre 7 octombrie 2002 si 6 noiembrie 2002), alte 2,9 milioane de dosare fiind descalificate pentru depasirea perioadei de inscriere sau a datelor incomplete.
In timpul interviurilor ce vor urma, cei selectati trebuie sa dovedeasca faptul ca au absolvit liceul si au cel putin doi ani de experienta in munca, in ultimii cinci ani, in cazul profesiilor ce necesita cel putin doi ani de pregatire sau experienta. Doar cei care au fost selectionati pentru “Loteria vizelor 2004” au fost anuntati, cei care n-au primit nici un fel de notificare inseamna ca nu au fost admisi. Acestia isi pot incerca sansele din nou, daca doresc, depunind cereri pentru programul DV-2005, incepind de luni, 6 octombrie 2003 pina miercuri, 5 noiembrie 2003. Instructiunile privind programul DV-2005 vor fi date publicitati la inceputul lunii august 2003.
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RESULTS OF THE DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA LOTTERY (DV-2004)
24.06.2003 / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE / Office of the Spokesman
The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky, has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2004 diversity lottery. The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available *50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Approximately 111,000 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the first *50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all DV-2004 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2004 (October 1, 2003 until September 30, 2004).
Applicants registered for the DV-2004 program were selected at random from the approximately 7.3 million qualified entries received during the one-month application period that ran from Noon on October 7, 2002 through Noon on November 6, 2002. An additional 2.9 million applications were either received outside of the mail-in period or were disqualified for failing to properly follow directions. The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions, with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country. During the visa interview, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years. Those selected will need to act on their immigrant visa applications quickly. Applicants should follow the instructions in their notification letter and must fully complete the information requested.
Registrants living legally in the United States who wish to apply for adjustment of their status must contact the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the requirements and procedures. Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2004 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2004, will derive no further benefit from their DV-2004 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2004 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2004.
Only participants in the DV-2004 program who were selected for further processing have been notified. Those who have not received notification were not selected. They may try for the upcoming DV-2005 lottery if they wish. The dates for the mail-in period for the DV-2005 lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2003.
* The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NCARA) passed by Congress in November 1997 stipulated that up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas be made available for use under the NCARA program. The reduction of the limit of available visas to 50,000 began with DV-2000.