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Taiwan Eligible for DV-2002 Diversity Visa Lottery

PR0039E | Date: 2000-08-01

The U.S. Department of State announced July 31, 2000 that Taiwan natives are now eligible to enter the DV-2002 diversity immigrant visa lottery.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration Act of 1990 makes available up to 55,000 Permanent Resident Immigrant Visas each year by random selection through a Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2002). The visas will be apportioned among six geographic regions. In Asia, persons born in Taiwan are eligible now for the first time to enter the lottery.

The DV-2002 registration mail-in period will be held between noon (EST) on Monday, October 2, 2000 and noon (EST) on Wednesday, November 1, 2000. The mailing address for Taiwan-born applicants is:

DV-2002 Program
Kentucky Consular Center
Lexington, KY, 41902

The Kentucky Consular Center will notify only the winning applicants by mail at the return address listed on the applicant's entry. The notifications will be sent between April and July 2001 along with instructions on how to apply for an immigrant visa. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements under U.S. law to be issued a visa.

For information on the DV-2002 program, please call the AIT Travel Services Section 24-hour automatic information line at (02) 2705-9299 or visit the AIT Website: Interested persons may also call (202) 331-7199 to obtain further details. DV information is also available in the "Visa Bulletin" on the Internet at or via the Consular Affairs automated fax at (202) 647-3000 (code 1550).