DV-2019 American visa lottery program is one of the most popular USA entry permit draw, which provides 50,000 people with USA entry permits through the computer random name selection. This draw is not a lottery draw that is involved with money. It is purely operated for the purpose to issue with USA visas to low immigrating countries to maintain the diversity of the people living in the USA.
The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Read more here.
It is official, that the DV-2019 Diversity Visa Program is going to take place in this year 2017. This was officially announced by the State Department through the current visa Bulletin page. Those who want to participate in this draw keep watching this website for more information on this draw.
Normally around 13 million people used to try this draw in an year, to get one of the available 50,000 slots which is fully operated officially by the U.S Government through the internet and no more paper works are involved in this process.
Eligible people apply through the website.
Participants check their selection results in the internet.
No more postal mail for the selected winners.
Winners will fill the visa application forms through the internet.
Winners will be scheduled with their interviews through the website.
In this way every thing will be done through the internet and no more paper works are necessary to participate in this electronic visa draw.
DV-2019 dates and registration period
Starts On: 03rd October 2017.(Entry Submission date)
Closing date:07th November 2017
Eligible Countries: As like DV-2018 (No change from the previous year draw. Nigeria and Bangladesh still remains in the not allowed list).
Results: Will be published by the year 2018.
Visa Interviews: Starts on 01st of October 2018 and will close on 30th September 2019.
Visa processing fee: US$ 330 for the primary applicant and each of his eligible dependents.
American visa lottery program will accept entries in the year 2017 for the Fiscal Year 2019 program. People who want to participate in this name selection lucky draw will have to do everything through the online facilities except those selected winners who are attending for the visa processing have to go to the Embassy personally.
This programs official name is American Diversity Visa lottery Program. Meanwhile this program is popularly known as Green card lottery, all over the world.
There are some strict rules are placed for the participants to enter their names in to this draw and read them, if you are interested in to participating in this draw.
Each applicant can submit ONLY one entry to this draw in any given year as primary applicant with his name whether she/he single or married person. it is not necessary to be a married person to participate in this draw, as singles too are allowed to participate, if they have the required eligibility. Married person must include his spouse and all the eligible children with their individual digital photo files.
You can submit the application form (E-DV Entry) in this year 2017 and can wait for the results to come in the year 2018.
50,000 Immigrants visas will be issued through this annual program before 30th September 2019 under this FY2019 draw.
After this date no one can claim their winnings under this program.
No fee will be charged from the participants if they can submit their own entry through the internet.
Agents and visa consultants may charge a fee to submit your entry on behalf of yourself. Some of the bad agents used to include their email address in the application form to exhort money from the participant, if she/he is selected as a winner.
Diversity visa processing fee for person is US$ 330 (Non-refundable.)
if a DV Lottery winner got his U.S. immigrant visas at the time of her/his interview must pay another processing fee of US$ 165 for the USCIS office before reaching the USA.
You can access the official diversity visa lottery website through internet connected PC, Laptop, Tablet or through the Smartphone.
This diversity visa lottery website will work with a variety of Internet browsers. Although it is best supported by Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher version. as per the U.S State Department announcement.
Source: U.S State Department.