(CNN Spanish) — This October 5th at 12:00 p.m. Miami time, registration opens for the 2024 United States ‘Visa Lottery’, which will allow approximately 55,000 people to obtain a document to legally reside in the country.
If you meet the registration requirements, We explain that in this articleYou have to do it by filling out The online form is available on the page dvprogram.state.gov. It is important that you remember that this is the only way to submit your claim.
When you enter the page (you must do it with an updated browser, because the ones that are not, for example, Internet Explorer 8, can register problems on the computer), You need to complete 14 data:
- The first and last name as it appears on your passport.
- date of birth.
- The city where you were born.
- Your country of birth.
- The country you are applying to (usually this will correspond to your country of birth, but there may be exceptions, for example, if you are applying to your spouse’s country. We explain these cases in this link)
- A recent photograph of you and photographs of your spouse and/or children if included in the application. Check out the technical details of the photo hereBut in general it must meet the same standards as visas.
- Your current country of residence.
- Phone Number (Optional)
- Email address (it is important that you have direct access and keep it up until next year, because if you are selected, follow-up communications for interviews will be sent, which you must do as part of the process).
- The highest level of education you have ever achieved.
- Your marital status (if you have a spouse, you must enter their information even if you do not plan to settle down with him or her or divorce them. You only need to include it if your spouse is a legal. citizen or US citizen, there is a specific preference for this).
- Information about your children, regardless of whether or not you plan to bring them to the United States with you.
Once you have submitted a complete entry, you will see a Confirmation screen with your name and unique confirmation number For each case. Keep this data, and keep it well, because they need to be accessed by the computer to check the status of your application and find out whether you’ve been selected or not when the draw takes place.
Deadline for Registration for ‘Visa Lottery’
You can register until Tuesday, November 8 at 12:00 PM Miami time. However, U.S. officials advise not to wait until the last week, as high demand may cause delays on the website.
Please note that no applications made after the deadline will be considered and only one entry per person will be permitted.Lottery‘ enabled. If you fulfill more than one, they will all be disqualified.
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