Departamentul de Stat american anunta: 2.521 de romani au cistigat la “Loteria vizelor 2005”
/ Joi, 22 Iulie 2004
Cei care nu au fost selectati pot incerca din nou incepind din noiembrie
Un numar de 2.521 de romani au fost selectati pentru programul “Loteria vizelor 2005”, conform unei statistici date publicitatii de Departamentul de Stat al SUA. Centrul Consular Kentucky din Williamsburg (SUA) a anuntat cistigatorii “Loteriei Vizelor” pentru anul 2003 (DV-2005), 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 100.000 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 9,5 milioane de cereri valabile (primite intre 01 noiembrie 2003 si 30 decembrie 2003).
In timpul interviurilor ce vor urma, cei selectati trebuie sa dovedeasca faptul ca au absolvit liceul sau 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 2005” 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-2006. Instructiunile privind programul DV-2006 vor fi date publicitati in luna august 2004.
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RESULTS OF THE DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA LOTTERY (DV-2005)
22.07.2004 / 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-2005 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 100,000 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-2005 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004 until September 30, 2005).
Applicants registered for the DV-2005 program were selected at random from more than 9.5 million qualified entries received during the 60-day application period that ran from 12:00 AM on November 1, 2003, until midnight, December 30, 2003. 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 2005 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2005 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2005 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2005 principal applicants are entitled to derivative diversity visa status only until September 30, 2005.
Only participants in the DV-2005 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-2006 lottery if they wish. The dates for the registration period for the DV-2006 lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2004.
* 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.