Fact Sheet-Diversity Visa & API’s

5/19 What sets the Diversity Visa apart from most other visas that it does not require the applicant to already have family members within the United States, which is what the immediate relatives and family visas do. Therefore, the Diversity Visa is a visa for people that do not fit in the criteria for the other visas, many of which contain requirements most suited for natives of well-developed countries, or countries which under different immigrant policies in the past were able to establish a population in the U.S. One significant group that have felt the positive impact of the Diversity Visa is Asian Pacific Islanders.