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DV 2017

We would like to inform you of an opportunity to become a permanent US resident. Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal year 2017, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available.

There is no cost to register for the DV program. In order to participate in this year’s DV-2017 program, you will need to submit all necessary documents through

Keep in mind you will have until Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 at noon (EST) to submit all required paper work to .

P.S.  Again, this is a no cost (free) program, which means you should not pay for anything. Be aware of frauds (scammer), other websites and individuals that will claim they can get you selected for the program. With this said, we recommend that you use the official government website given

What makes you eligible to apply?

  • Born in countries whose natives are qualified.

P.S: Natives from the following countries are not eligible: Bangladesh, Brazil. Canada,
China (Mainland-born), Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti,India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

  • High School diploma completion or equivalent/ Or Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

For more info check the links below

DV 207 Info (pdf)


I-94 System To Switch Over to Electronic Issuing

The Department of Homeland Security has begun their new electronic process, so the paper form (I-94 card)will no longer be needed at entry and instead all the information will be attached to an online record that the immigration officer will pull up when a student enters. However, if travelers require a copy of their I-94 (record of admission into the United States) for any benefit application such as employment, then it can be obtained fromwww.i94/cbp


CUNY Citizenship Now!

This program provides free  and confidential assistance to students interested in applying adjustment of status to Permanent Residency or other non F-1 Student  Status or J-1 Exchange Visitor  issues  such as consideration of "Deferred Action" Employment.

Students'eligibility for consideration of Deferred Action will be assessed on a case by case basis and assistance will be provided to those students who qualify. Join the following mailing list if you think you might qualify and you want to receive information about how to get help.

Important USCIS ELIS Information for International Students

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced ELIS (Electronic Information System) that allows applicants to file the form I-539 online to request an immigration benefit. Applicants (international students or visitors) may use the I-539 to request the following:

  • Change of status (to F-1 or another category)
  • An extension of your current status (F-1 or another category)
  • Reinstatement to F-1 (student) or J-1(Exchange Visitor) status

The ELIS program now allows you to file any of the requests listed above using an electronic  I-539 form.When using ELIS, you will be able to create a personal account and submit additional documents to complete and file your request.USCIS has introduced this new program as part of its plan to reduce paperwork and create a faster, more efficient process.

 You are not required to file your form I-539 online. Therefore, if you prefer, you may continue to use the paper format of the I-539 to file your immigration requests. USCIS will continue to accept the paper format of the I-539 until further notice. If you plan to send your request by mail, please be sure to have the ISO first review your form I-539 and supporting documents.

For more information on ELIS, please visit contact Ms. Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at or Mr. Xavier Remigio at in the Hunter College International Students Office.

Looking for Scholarship opportunities?

Below is a link that will take you to a series of available scholarships. Please check to see which scholarship(s) you are eligible to apply for. For more information:





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