Go ahead and apply when the application period opens up. If you’re selected, you’ll be eligible as long as you’ve successfully completed your high school education by the time you attend your interview.Hello everyone!
I've been following this thread and the previous ones for quite sometime now, and I applaud the good work you guys are doing over here to update us with solid guidelines and advices.
Am not a DV winner. Am hoping to apply this coming October. But I have a problem of which I would need your thoughts and guidelines on.
I have a question and a problem
This is the problem: Am still in high school year 2 but I will complete next year somewhere around October November. Normally we used to graduate in May/June but because of Covid it's now October November. I want to apply for the DV lottery this year. By the time the results will be available, I will still be in school probably writing my final exams which means I won't have my high school certificate if am selected. And I also don't have any work experience or whatsoever.
Now my question is, should I go ahead and apply for the DV this year even though my certificate wouldn't be ready at the start of the DV2023 fiscal year or should I wait till I complete and apply next year?
Ok. Thanks for your reply!Go ahead and apply when the application period opens up. If you’re selected, you’ll be eligible as long as you’ve successfully completed your high school education by the time you attend your interview.
“Others” are wrong. It is clearly stated in the consular manual that it only has to be met when you want the visa. And yes if you do not have complete high school when you apply that is correct. It doesn’t matter, what matters is that you qualify at time of interview (in fact even after interview as long as in same fiscal year, they can keep the case on hold till you do)Ok. Thanks for your reply!
Others from different platform told me that even if I do get selected I will be denied since at the time of application, I did not met the required education qualifications.
Others also said I should go ahead and apply just like you said but should opt for the High School with no degree option?
What do you make of this please?