DV Lottery 2016

American Visa Lottery.

6:11 AM 03/08/2017

American diversity visa program is the best program for people who want to immigrate in to America to live and work permanently over there. To participate in this draw, people must be born in an eligible country. Participants must meet the education/work experience laid in the draw instructions. Selected winners must have support to get an affidavit of support from a U.S citizen or LPR holder to be produced, if selected as winner. Around 50,000 visas used to be given under this draw every year. Now due to E.O 2, 6 country people are banned from entering in to the USA. So these country people must read the next draw instructions, before they participate in this draw.


Under the fiscal year program 2018 American diversity visa program had accepted entries under the DV-2018 program in the year 2016. The American Green card lottery program had accepted entries from eligible people from all over the world in the year 2016. The DV 2018 entry permit draw was kept open till the month of November 2016 through American Government's official website.


Winners under the DV-2017 program are being called for the interviews according to their case numbers. Eligible people who pass the interview are being provided with the American immigrant visas. These visas should be used before their expiry dates.


Previous year program DV-2016 had been closed officially on 30th September 2016. This draw had accepted entries in 2014. Results were announced in 2015. Interviews were held from 01st October 2015 till 30th September 2016. Winning under this FY is null.


Opening and closing dates for the DV-2019 program is still not announced. It is expected to take place in this year 2017. (Check our DV 2019 web page for the dates) mean while the new American President had banned 6 pre Muslim dominant country people from entering in to the USA. This will come in to effect from 01st of March 2017.

Application Forms.

Application form to enter in to the draw is called as E-DV entry. It will be provided through the internet in the American Government's official website. It will be available during the entry submission period only. Normally the Application form used to be available for a period of 30 - 34 days continuously. So wait some more months to apply for the next coming visa draw. Apply early as there may be a rush at the closing period of the program. Applicants may experience difficulty near to the program closing date for accessing this website. Thousands of people to try to access the website due to it, official website may go down or will not respond..

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.

Entering the draw is free.

If selected as winner, must pay the following expenses.

If you are selected as a winner and if they found that you are ineligible at the time of the visa interview, visas will be refused.
The visa processing fees too will not be returned.
There is no way to appeal against that decision that was made by the Consular officer. it is final.

Instructions for the draw. Here.

Where to apply? Here.
Diversity Visa Lottery.
Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions.
2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration.
DV-2016 Instructions.
DV Entrant Status Check

Source: US State Department.