Bridgetown U.S. Embassy to Hold Facebook Chat on Diversity Visa

Eastern Caribbean residents can find out more about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program during an upcoming Facebook chat hosted by the United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is mandated by the United States Congress and makes available up to 55,000 diversity immigrant visas (DV’s) annually.

The 55,000 diversity immigrant visas are drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

With the start of the online registration period (October 4 to November 5, 2011) approaching, the Embassy will hold a live chat event on the discussion board of its Facebook page ( on Wednesday, September 28th between 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Consular officers will answer questions and provide information about the DV Program. People wishing to participate must be signed up as fans of the Embassy’s Facebook page ( The discussion will be opened from 12:00 noon on the day of the chat so that people can post their questions in advance.

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