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DV2018 Selectees from Ghana

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Lucid, May 3, 2017.

  1. Blessbee

    Blessbee Member

    Now people are crying at Accra embassy paaaa oooo.
    If u pass everything and get only D8 or E8 in your result especially in the core subjects kraaaa, u are denied.
    I can't understand stand this.
     
  2. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Do the people crying not already know a grade of D7 or E8 cannot gain them an admission into a tertiary institution in Ghana, which means those grades do not meet the minimum requirements of gaining an admission into a US college, so what is new about this? Plus the embassy’s website clearly says:

    “The minimum university standard for admission to post-secondary education is a ‘C-’ average on the SSSCE or WASSCE, with credits (A-D or A1-C6) in all subjects. U.S. universities should not admit Ghanaian students who have not attained at least this level.”
    https://gh.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-center/educational-system-ghana/
    Educational qualifications means at least a successful completion of high school comparable to a US high school. If the grades are not comparable to what can be used in gaining admission into a US college, it does not meet the educational requirements.
     
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  3. DEC

    DEC New Member

    Good day family. I am preparing my documents for my interview in January but I have a challenge which keeps me worried on what to do, and I trust this family can help me with some suggestions.
    I am currently studying in the university, left with a year and half to complete. I am worried because I have a D7 in Integrated Science, especially with the current development at the Accra embassy. Kindly help me with your suggestions and advice It's there any hope of I continue?
     
  4. Blessbee

    Blessbee Member

    Oh just add your current transcripts to your documents.
    The D7 or E8 issue causes denial when u don't have further education.
    But once u are studying, all u need is to get your transcript.
    Most importantly, pray hard.!!!
     
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  5. DEC

    DEC New Member

    Thanks very much my brother.
     
  6. olawale2018

    olawale2018 New Member

    hello here,

    I am an 2018 DV selectee from Benin and I jus had my interview today but I got a refusal letter because the Officer says I should have applied as a Europeean instead of African and have my interview in France. Actually I was born in France but I do not have a French nationality(I have a Beninese nationality because my parents are from Benin and my mother only went to give birth to me in France because her pregnancy was a risky one,so she brought me back home 2 months after and I have a Beninese passport) . He added after over an hour discussion with colleague over my case that I can apply again next year and should do so as an Europeean instead , but I am not an French national or European (So how can i?); Has anyone here experienced a similar situation ? what do you recommend I do? Can we appeal? How? I really do not want miss this opportunity, PLEASE HELP….
     
  7. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    I’m sorry to say, but the refusal is correct. You are chargeable to the EU region since you were born in France. Makes no difference if you/your mom were in France for two days, two weeks or two months. You should have selected France as your chargeability country since you’re born in France. Of course you would have been eligible to be interviewed in Benin, or any other country you’re currently living at (not only in France).

    Chargeability is based on country of birth, not nationality. The CO’s decision is correct and final. It cannot be appealed. And even if the decision was wrong (which it’s not in this case), it still cannot be appealed.

    Read the instructions carefully when next you apply. Unfortunately, DV2019 registration period is over, but watch out for DV2020 registration period, if the program hasn’t been canceled by then.
     
  8. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Just to add to the above, selection is done by region so you were erroneously selected to begin with as you did not list your correct country of chargeability. So it’s not “missing out” so much as you may never have been selected to start with if you’d filled the form correctly - something we can never know of course.

    If you enter again please ensure you read the instructions carefully before submitting the form. It’s always so sad when we see cases like this that are disqualified for not reading the rules properly - they are very clear that country of eligibility is based on birth and not nationality, passport etc.
     
  9. olawale2018

    olawale2018 New Member

    okay...Thank you
     
  10. Blessbee

    Blessbee Member

    Bro, am just saying this for you to know what to do.
    Yesterday, a third year student from sunyani technical university went for an interview with her transcripts together with her good result (except D7 in core maths)
    But was denied for not qualifying educationally. So I don't know what u do but the Accra embassy is becoming serious.
     
  11. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    If she is a 3rd year student she does not have any post school qualification yet, right? I mean theoretically she could drop out tomorrow and then the only diploma she has is her high school with D7 in maths. She does not currently possess an educational qualification that is at least equivalent to a US high school diploma...she simply doesn’t qualify. Just being enrolled in tertiary education has never been sufficient to overcome lack of an acceptable high school diploma - it is not the embassy suddenly becoming “serious”.

    (In addition: I don’t know the Ghanaian system well enough to judge this bit, but FYI in many countries a “technical university” is a vocational institution so even a completed diploma from there would not be sufficient.)
     
  12. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Congrats and you had a great interview. Best of luck on the final move to the U.S.
     
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  13. Lucid

    Lucid Active Member

    @Blessbee well a d7 in core math doesn't sound all that 'good'
     
  14. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    And someone (mom?) posted a link here before to show that grade does not meet the requirement for US-equivalent high school diploma.
     
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  15. Obimpeh

    Obimpeh New Member

    Hello good people, it's taken me over four hours to go through almost all posts till date. I have been on BritSimon all this while and am glad coming on this platform as well. I'm also DV2018 selectee CN AF00016xxx, so your guess is as good as mine - waiting patiently to go current. I must say i have really enjoyed reading through all the long threads of posts for the past 5 hours - it's worth it.
     
  16. Kojo E

    Kojo E Member

    @Obimpeh. I’m also in the 16xxx range. Praying to be current in February;)
     
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  17. Obimpeh

    Obimpeh New Member

    Hopefully, else definitely for March :D
     
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  18. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that interview will be coming up very soon :)
     
  19. Kojo E

    Kojo E Member

  20. Kojo E

    Kojo E Member

    @Obimpeh. Your prediction was right. Looks like we’re still waiting.:D
     

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