Applicant must be a native of a country whose
Native of a country whose natives qualify: in most
cases this means the country in which the applicant was born.
However, if a person was born in a country whose natives are
ineligible but his/her spouse was born in a country whose natives
are eligible, such person can claim the spouse's country of birth
providing both the applicant and spouse are issued visas and enter
the U.S. simultaneously. If a person was born in a country whose
natives are ineligible, but neither of his/her parents was born
there or resided there at the time of the birth, such person may be
able to claim nativity in one of the parents' country of birth.
Applicant must meet either the education or
training requirement of the DV program.
Education or Training: An applicant must have
EITHER a high school education or its equivalent, defined as
successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and
secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past
five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training
or experience to perform. The U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net
OnLine database will
be used to determine qualifying work experience.
Each year, millions(!) of applications are disqualified for failure
to follow the instructions. It is recommended that you use the
wizard, which walks you through every step of the application
process, checking for errors and omissions and making sure that you
provide all of the necessary information as required by the
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