DV Lottery in Ghana

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…

My DV visa has been refused. Can I appeal? (Part 1)

There is no right of appeal against a refusal of a U.S. visa, including a DV visa. A legal doctrine prevents U.S. courts from determining whether or not the decision to refuse a visa was in accordance with law. You may however pursue a remedy against your refusal by other means. In this post, we will consider two ways by which you may pursue the refusal of your DV…

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…

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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