DV Lottery information for Sierra Leone born people (Natives).
Sierra Leone people are accepted to participate in the American Diversity Visa lottery program.
Natives mean that those who were born in a country. Those people who were born in Sierra Leone and having another country passport or permanent resident in another country too can participate in this American Government operated visa draw program.
Education: 5 or more credits on the WASSCE or GCE O-levels.
two years of qualifying work experience, and must meet all other eligibility criteria for an immigrant to the U.S. (It is very hard to get visas with the work experience)
The winners will not be guaranteed that they will be issued with visas but will be allowed to apply for it online and must proof their eligibility on the day of their interview after paying the visa processing fee of US$ 330.
Embassy Location: Freetown
Do not sell your properties or make travel plans until your visa is issued under the DV Lottery program.
As a winner you will bear the visa processing fees, medical fees along with travelling, and lodging and food expenses at Abidjan.
U.S Government will provide only the entry permit which can be turned in to Green Card, nothing else.
Here what the embassy say about it.
"For Diversity Visa applicants, we cannot guarantee a postponed appointment, and we will not reschedule your appointment if you do not request in advance of your original date. We will never postpone a Diversity Visa appointment more than one month after your original date. When you request a postponed Diversity Visa appointment, we will either add you to the waiting list or, in some cases, deny your request. As appointment slots become available, we will contact those on the waiting list to receive an appointment. We will prioritize those who contacted us well ahead of time or have particularly compelling reasons for their request.
You DO NOT need to reschedule if you are still waiting for your Affidavit of Support. We will allow you to bring that in after your interview, whenever you receive it."
"It must be clearly understood that being selected to participate in the DV program does not guarantee that the applicant will be issued a visa."
If are refused to issue with a visa under the green card lottery program, your visa processing fee will not be refunded to you. A refusal under this program is final, and will not be reconsidered. Also there is no way to lodge a complaint about the decision.
Source: US Embassy of Sierra Leone.