American Visa Lottery.
8:49 AM 11/15/2016
American visa lottery program had accepted entries for the DV2018 Diversity Visa Lottery program which is designed for the Fiscal Year 2018. Nearly 50,000 U.S Immigrant visas used to be available under this draw every year. Those who had been selected as winners under the DV-2016 program had been issued with visas after their interviews and the program had been officially closed officially on 30th September 2016.
Entries for the DV-2016 visa lottery program had been accepted in the year 2014 and the KCC had provided its results in the year 2015 through their officil website. Later immigrant visas were issued under this program to eligible winners after interviewing them.
Again the American Green card lottery program had accepted entries from eligible people from all over the world in the year 2016 for the DV 2018 entry permit draw and it was kept open till the month of November 2016 through American Government's official website.
Opening and closing dates for the DV-2019 will take place in the year 2017.(Check our DV 2019 web page for the dates)
Officially the application form to enter in to the draw is called as E-DV entry and it will be provided through the internet in the American Government's official website during the entry submission period. The Application form is used to be available for a period of 30 - 34 days continuously for to apply under the fiscal year program 2019.
People are requested to apply early as there may be a rush at the closing period of the program. During the last days, applicants may experience difficulty in accessing this website as thousands of people used to try to access it at a given time.
The program is administered by the KCC as per the US State Department instructions. The draw is officially endorsed by the American Senate House to issue 50,000 immigrant visas each year to qualified applicants who are coming from low immigrating countries. Every year millions of applicants submit their entries to try their luck from all over the world to get their entry permit. A person is allowed to submit only one entry each year till they become as a winner.
Submitting the entry is free although winners must meet for the following expenses.
- Visa Processing fees.
- Fees related to Medical Examinations.
- Travelling expenses to attend the visa interview in another country, if it is necessary.
- USCIS administration fees, after getting the visa under the Diversity draw program. http://www.uscis.gov
- Air tickets to the USA.
If you are selected as winner and attend the processing to get your entry permit and if they found that you are ineligible, you will be refused from issuing with the visas and there is no way to appeal against the decision that was made by the Consular officer.
Instructions for the draw. Here.
Where to apply? Here.
Source: US State Department.