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Venezuela breaks a new record in USA Visa Lottery Program

Venezuela breaks a new record in USA Visa Lottery Program

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on May 14, 2014

A new historical record was reached in the USA immigrant community by the venezuelan people, since they are mantained in the first place as a beneficiaries of USA Visa Lottery Program for the fifth consecutive year with a amount of 1.556 winners.

Venezuela has 5% more beneficiaries this year over the second country in the list, Cuba, with 1.480 beneficiaries, 8% more that the third nation in this list, Trinidad y Tobago with 193 beneficiarios. More than 200 countries were beneficiated with this program, to give a total of 125.514 american visas. This number is a new record for Venezuela and, according to America Visa Net International,  this country has the largest winner's number of this lottery in Latin America since 2010. The State Department give 50.000 visas to foreigners every year. 

Winning this Visa it does not mean to obtained a Green Card right away. The person who won the lottery will have to complete a series of formalities before that first step. This process' winners are those corresponding to the drawing made from october 1 to november 2 in 2013. 

Approximately 259.000 venezuelans are legally residents of the United States. Since 1998 to 2013, 10.706 have applied for this program. Immigration authorities reported that 187 venezuelans have been deported in 2013.

 

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