1,343 lucky Ghanaians are among approximately 83,884 applicants who have been randomly selected for further processing in the United States Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
The U.S Department of State made this known in its August 2019 Visa Bulletin.
The number of people selected from Ghana have been reducing for the past years. In 2011, 6002 Ghanaians were selected. 3,170, 3,549, and 2,484 Ghanaians were selected in DV 2017, DV 2018 and DV 2019 respectively. DV 2020 sees the least number of Ghanaians ever in the history of the program.
Selection does not guarantee issuance of a visa. According to the Visa Bulletin, 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.
Applicants who registered for the DV-2020 program are to check the status of their entrants and process their applications without delay as selectees have only up to September 30, 2020 to complete the entire process.
Congrats to all winners!