US Kicks Off 2020’s DV Lottery




The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa declared the launch of the 2020 Diversity Visa Program, starting October 3, 2018 and closing November 6, 2018.

Visas are awarded by random selection for up to 50,000 people a year. They grant permanent residency and citizenship in the United States. Close to one million diversty visas are issued by the United State’s State Department every year.

In 2016 a total of 1.1 million Ethiopians registered for the programme, according to the Pew Research Centre.

In the same year, 45,664 diversity visas were issued and distributed in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America (other than Mexico), Oceania and South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.



Published on Sep 29,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 961]


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