US Embassy flooded with Visa Lottery requests

The US Embassy, in a post on Facebook said that their inbox were being inundated with messages about invalid confirmation codes from participants who registered in October last year.

The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has been flooded with numerous requests by Ghanaians who participated in the 2018 US green card lottery, also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery.

It appears that the participants were facing difficulties with entering their confirmation codes on the Diversity Visa Lottery website -

This comes on the back of reports last week about 7,000 Ghanaians in the United States facing deportation for visa-related offences including staying illegally in the country after their visas had expired.

The Embassy also denied claims that about 99 percent of selected applicants for the lottery would be denied visas after paying the processing fees.

"...we are still issuing both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to those who qualify. The problem is those who overstay their temporary visas or otherwise violate the terms of their visas. If people go to the United States on temporary visas, we expect them to return. People who obey the law, who stay in status, are welcome. Those who abuse their visas can expect to face the consequences. It's also important to note that those who abuse their visas make it more difficult for others to obtain visas", the US Embassy posted:

More than a million Ghanaians entered the 2016 edition of the Diversity Visa Lottery, the US Embassy has said.

Out of that number, about 6,000 Ghanaians were successfully selected. This was done through the computerised random selection process.


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