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My DV visa has been refused. Can I appeal? (Part 2)

In our last article, we stated that there is no right of appeal against the refusal of a DV visa. We said that you could however pursue a remedy against your refusal by other means; either by Request for Reconsideration or Advisory Opinion to the Visa Office (AP). In the last article, we discussed Request for Reconsideration. In this article, we discuss AP to the Visa Office…
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On what grounds can my DV visa be refused?

DV visa refusals are commonly based on three main grounds. Based on the underlying reasons, your visa could be refused under any of the following: INA 212(a)(5)(A); INA 212(a)(6)(C); INA 221(g). 1. What is a refusal under INA 212(a)(5)(A)? This provision is known as the labor certification requirement. Generally, a person who seeks a visa to the U.S. on the basis of…
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I made a mistake on my DV Lottery form. Can this lead to a refusal?

A number of DV visas are refused every year because of mistakes on the DV entry form. Some common mistakes are wrongly misspelt names, mistakes in the sequence of names, mistakes in dates and places of birth, wrong or incorrect photographs, etc. Can these mistakes impact on your chances for a visa? DV Program Rules state that entries lacking the required information…
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Has the DV Lottery been cancelled?

I have decided to address this topic as a reaction to inquiries from people wishing to know the status of the DV lottery. I have met people who have told me they will not enter the lottery because the program has been cancelled. I wish to address a bit of a misinformation relating to the current status of the DV program. Has the DV lottery been cancelled? No. It has…
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