Brooklyn Public Library Participates in Diversity Visa Lottery 2012

September 28, 2010

Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
Email: m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Brooklyn Public Library Participates in United States Government’s
Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2012)

Brooklyn, NY, September 28, 2010 - In partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will provide assistance to eligible immigrants applying for United States Visas through the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2012). All applications must be filed online.

BPL’s Learning Centers will provide individuals with free access to computers, the Internet, digital cameras, scanners and assistance with filing lottery applications online. BPL's Learning Centers will provide Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2012) service at BPL's Learning Centers on Saturdays and Sundays from October 9 to October 31. The Bedford, Coney Island, Eastern Parkway, and Flatbush libraries will be open for assistance from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays. The Central Library’s Learning Center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Following are the locations and telephone numbers of BPL's Learning Centers:

Bedford Learning Center, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.2134
Service at Bedford Learning Center will not be available on Saturday, Oct 9, but will resume service on Saturday, Oct 16.

Central Library Learning Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191
Service at Central Library will be provided on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM

Coney Island Learning Center, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3880

Eastern Parkway Learning Center, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.778.9330

Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.2631

In order to ensure that BPL can provide individuals with the service they need, please arrive at Learning Centers no later than 1:30 PM or at Central Library Learning Center before 4:30 PM.

About the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2012)

Important Notes:

Applications are only accepted online through www.dvlottery.state.gov.

Applications require a digital photo of the applicant, as well as any spouse and/or children.

The application deadline is November 3, 2010 at 12 PM.

Official rules can be viewed at www.dvlottery.state.gov.

Background:

The Electronic Diversity Visa Program was designed to increase diversity in the US immigrant population by providing nationals of countries that have had low immigration rates an opportunity to apply for a visa.

Applicants for the Electronic Diversity Visa Program participate in a lottery, selected through a computer generated random drawing.

The Program is administered by the Department of State.

For official rules and eligibility requirements for the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program please visit the State Department's website, www.dvlottery.state.gov, or call 311.

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