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US Embassy in Cairo answers common questions about the Diversity Visa

The Embassy of the US in Egypt announced the opening of the Diversity Immigration Program for the year 2024, revealing the specific conditions for participating in the program to obtain a Green Card permanent residence visa.

There are only three days left to apply for the Diversity Visa, with the deadline on November 8.

It provided answers to some common questions:

  • Do I need to have a passport before filling my Diversity Visa application?

Answer: No, a passport is not needed before filling out a Diversity Visa application.

  • Is the visa available to anyone of any age?

Answer: There is no minimum application age, but the main applicant must meet the requirements of a completed secondary education or two years of work experience in certain fields, meaning that most applicants are 18 years and older.

  • I am one of the winners of the Diversity Visa for the year 2023 and I want to know which embassy can I transfer my interview to without residing there, knowing that I have not traveled abroad before?

Answer: If your file is still with the Kentucky Consular Center, you should contact them at [email protected], otherwise you should send an email to the embassy or consulate where you want the interview.


Applying for your visa

The US embassy statement stressed that the applicant does not bear any financial costs for applying to the program.

It revealed that applicants must have a high school diploma or university degree and work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training.

Applicants must collect the required papers from all family members, such as national identification papers and educational qualifications, and submit a photocopy of them on the official website for submission, avoid submitting the form more than once, note the submission during the available period and prepare in advance.

The statement clarifies that special results will be announced on May 6, 2023, and will be followed by entering a personal interview to confirm the mentioned qualifications and fulfillment of the requirements, and upon final acceptance it will cost $220 before scheduling the date for obtaining a visa and traveling to the United States.

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