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    Can he challange e rejection? According to My friend, His high school document were rejected by the interviewer For Diversity Visa today because he was not satisfy with the school that issue the High scool Diploma. My friend was a refugee in Guinea, west Africa, after running away from war in Liberia. He attended a refugee school established by ICRC on the refugree camp. Many students from that school are in American Universities and around the World. The school is reconized by all african universities and governments. His document was not stamped like rejected.

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    Can he challange e rejection? According to My friend, His high school document were rejected by the interviewer For Diversity Visa today because he was not satisfy with the school that issue the High scool Diploma. My friend was a refugee in Guinea, west Africa, after running away from war in Liberia. He attended a refugee school established by ICRC on the refugree camp. Many students from that school are in American Universities and around the World. The school is reconized by all african universities and governments. His document was not stamped like rejected.

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    • #3
      Your only option is a letter to the Ambassor requesting review of decision. No formal appeal available.

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      • #4
        oright. I wil tell him to d js that. Thanks .

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        • #5
          an ambassador at one of our embassies does not have any authority over visa matters. He or she cannot order the consular folks to readjudicate a visa application.

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          • #6
            Someone12: You are correct Ambassador has no say in the visa matters....
            That is the Consular issue he might be able to talk to the Education consular if that post has one...they must have a the the name and Registration No. date and if that still in the camp.

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            • #7
              FSN is wrong as usual. There is no such thing as an "Education consular". All decisions by an FSO at a post are reviewable by the Ambassador.

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              • #8
                I dont think faderale86 understand how the United States Foreing Service works....
                The person who manages the United States Information Services Section, he is a Consualar Officer....
                All decisions are revied by the DCM not by Ambassador.... On the top of that No Ambassador, or DCM had over ruled the FSO's decisions.

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                • #9
                  Ambassador or DCM will not normally change the decision of a Consular Officer.

                  They may request the Consular Officer to review his or one of his colleague in the Consular section to review their decision when it is very important for US National Interest – for example refusal of visa to important Government of Political figure of the country.

                  Federale86, for you information, each and every Post overseas has an Education Advisor or a Student Advisor position for providing guidance to the students who want to come to the United States for higher education. This position works either directly under the Embassy or under U.S. Education Foundation. Funding for operation of this position is provided by US Department of Education under a grant from E/ASA on an annual basis.

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                  • #10
                    Our ambassadors overseas do not have any consular authority...none....they cannot change a decision, nor influence the consular officers at an embassy to change their decision. There is a separation of power and authority in the consular section. Dirtbags who present questionable "high school diplomas' from some third world no-name-o school should not be believed....and really, who is the ambassasor going to believe??? Some whining visa cheat or his or her consular staff? Easy answer.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you for your input.

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                      • #12
                        Tak and someone12: had very well said and explain to the federal86 I hope he can under stand now...
                        He had no knowledge about the working of US Embassies and Consulates.
                        He has some problem I think...I will say to all of you Just to ignore.

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                        • #13
                          HE

                          Despite from the above debate, would you please tell us what is the importance of High School Diploma in regards to DV Visa? The Consular Officer can deny or reject DV visa but not diploma. Why High School Diploma was produced to the Consular Officer -- To establish date of birth or Country of birth?

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                            Tak, Thanks for requesting to know the importance of High School Diploma to the DV Program. In west Africa, most of the consulars at the U.S. Embassies request for the West African EXamination Council Certificate. This exam is given to 12TH grade students in all countries in West Africa. It is like the S.A.T.
                            Students in West Africa have to pass this exam to qualify for graduation.
                            The student in question could not sit this exam because at the time this exam was given in 2002, fighting brook out in the Refugee Camp where the school was.The West African Examination Council could not get to the students to give the exam. UNHCR and ICRC gave the students a different exam and issued tcertificates to all the students that made a complete pass.According to the students, the ICRC and UNHCF told them that the certificate was the same as the West African Examination Council certificate.
                            My friend won the DV and summited his certificate issued to him by UNHCF and ICRC. he also gave supporting papers for DV interview but was turndown because he did not have the West African Examination Certificate. In West Africa, the consulars do not take High School Diploma from DV applicants. The applicant have to have to get West Afican Examination Council Certificate or Two years of experience in a related field. froTtheagreement <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tak:
                            HE

                            Despite from the above debate, would you please tell us what is the importance of High School Diploma in regards to DV Visa? The Consular Officer can deny or reject DV visa but not diploma. Why High School Diploma was produced to the Consular Officer -- To establish date of birth or Country of birth? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                            • #15
                              Tak- the reason he neeeded to produce any evidence of graduating high school at all is because in order to be eligible for the DV lottery, you have to have at least a "high school education or its equivalent or have, within the past five years, two years of work experience in an occupation requiring at least two years' training or experience." (From the DOS website)

                              HE- The only way to save your friend's case is to convince the Consul Chief to re-open the case- and the only way to do that is to try to contact them, either via phone, email or snail mail. Was your friend able to get a letter from teh UNHCR explaining the background of hte certificate he had?

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