- Venezuelans with an expired passport can participate in the 2022 Visa Lottery.
- Registrations for the 2022 draw, which will benefit 55,000 people, began last week.
- Clarification of doubts and advice on how to apply.
Venezuelans with an expired passport who want to enter the United States are in luck because can participate in the Visa Lottery 2022, which is very important in order to be able to live, work legally and permanently in the United States.
One of the essential requirements to participate in the Diversity Visa Program, real name of the Visa Lottery, since last year, is to have a valid passport and up to date at the time of filling out the electronic application on the website of the US Department of State, quotes the Miami Herald.
What for many, including thousands of Venezuelans, becomes an unattainable chimera.
Many Venezuelans who want to leave their country, hit by a very serious economic, political and social crisis, find it extremely difficult to get an extension for their passport or, worse, to get a new one.
But, the US State Department has had compassion on them this time.
Due to the enormous global interest in this program that allows winners to live and work legally and permanently in the United States, the foreign policy agency published a specific guide on frequently asked questions related to the passport requirement for the Diversity Visa Program.
And the first thing that becomes clear is how Venezuelan passport holders should do that they cannot write down the expiration date of their passports when filling out the registration form on the site! https://dvprogram.state.gov/ because your passport has already expired!
There doubts are cleared up and advice is provided to those who want to win the 2022 Visa Lottery.
“Add five years to the year listed on your passport as the expiration date,” the guide states. “If you have received an extension or ‘extension’, add seven years to the year listed in your passport as the expiration date.”