293,708 Moroccans Registered for 2018 US Diversity Visa Program

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Rabat – The US Consular Affairs Office issued a report showing statistics of citizens from across the world who registered for the 2018 US Diversity Visa Lottery program.

The report shows that around 293,708 Moroccans registered for the program, representing a notable increase from the two past years.

In 2016,  201,964 Moroccans registered for the program against 286,421 in 2017.

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The number of Algerians seeking a green card in 2018 surpassed Moroccans. In 2018; 342;857 Algerians registered for the Diversity VISA Program against 252,733 in 2017.

Tunisians account for 25,587 in 2017 against 24,446 in 2016.

The number of Ukrainians registered for the 2018 Diversity VISA program is 1,450,487 against 1,470;250 in 2017. From Uzbekistan, 2,114,446 people registered for the lottery program in 2018.

The US Department of State announced the opening of the registration period in October 2017.

The US grants 50,000 immigrant visas through the diversity visa lottery each year to foreign citizens of eligible countries, including Morocco.

Although thousands of Moroccans apply annually for the program,  only 900-1,000 of the selected receive the permanent residence visas.

Source: moroccoworldnews.com