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FAQ about DV-2018, American Visa Lottery Program
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What is DV 2018 Lottery?
DV-2018 is the forthcoming United States American visa lottery program and it is expected to be open officially in this year at the October month. This program DV-2018 will select more than 100,000 applicants from the selected countries as winners and will issue nearly 50,000 American Immigrant visas for the eligible winners after processing and selecting their visa applications. They are checked via eligibility under the draw rules. Winners of EDV 2018 will not get their visas right away. But Winners of EDV 2018 will be given chance by the American government to apply for the visas through the normal online processing method. Winners of EDV 2018 should pay US$ 330 as the visa processing fee ONLY to the US Consular Offices of America. For your kind information, Don’t send money through any custom banks and through Money transfer programs to get your American visas.
When will open dv lottery 2018
Opening Date: 04th October 2016
When will dv 2018 lottery end
Closing Date: 11th November 2016
dv lottery 2016 registration period
The Applications form (of selected countries) will be provided only for the period of 34 days. After this dates the facility of filling the form for the DV 2018 will be closed.
Can DV-2017 Results check now?
Of course, you can check the DV 2017 results online. The results are published. DV-2017 American visa lottery program results are now available on the internet and the DV-2017 program was closed officially on 30th September 2017. For that, you can here in given a link.
Can One Submit form for EDV 2017?
No. Nobody can submit the form for edv 2018 now. No one can submit entries to this draw anymore.
DV-2017 visa interviews
From 01 October 2016 winners DV-2017 were called for the interviews starting from the lower case numbers.
What happend when higher number of cases if he/she will not be called for interview?
Sometimes winners DV lottery with higher case numbers may not be called for the interviews as the visas may exhaust before the closing date. Those winners of American DV lottery staying in the USA can contact the USCIS office when their case numbers are current according to the visa bulletin.
How many people are selected from the eligible countries of the world?
American Government for the DV lottery used to offer 50,000 LPR statuses every year to natives of eligible countries. The draw of annual LPR status is conducted by the U.S Government to keep the diversity of its people in the United states of America. For conducting to keep the diversity of its people, United States Government allows eligible people from countries which are sending fewer people to the United States of America to participate in this diversity visa through a random name selection edv lottery program that is administrated through the internet.
What does Eligible Natives Mean?
The eligible natives mean those people who were born in the countries that are listed eligible by the United State Department regardless of which country citizenship that the person is holding now.
Eligible countries must have sent less than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years. Countries like India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Nigeria and Pakistan are ineligible as they had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years. Ecuador-born people are eligible to participate in the DV-2018 American visa lottery program.
Requirements for the DV-2018
Eligible participants who want to participate in this limited time program must have the minimum education level as successfully completed high school certificate with the required compulsory subjects after studying in the lower and high schools or must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 year period in an occupation after learning/practicing it for a period of 2 years. Take note that profession must come in the Job Zone 4 or 5, classified in (SVP) range of 7.0 or higher in the O-net database.
How to apply if he/she is single
An unmarried person is required to play as a single applicant. Only he/she can submit his/her document.
How to apply if he/she is married
The eligible married person must include details and individual digital photos files of his/her spouse and all their children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 even if the children are not living with them or not intended to travel to the USA with the primary applicant. Those gay partners too can participate in this draw, if they are legally married.
Children with American LPR or American citizenship are not to be included in the edv 2018.
Can he/she is able to apply for edv 2018, If the More than One Spouse
American government approves only monogamy marriages. So people with more than one spouse are not allowed to participate in this 2018 draw.
Who can't be included in the family?
Father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt and grandparents for the dv-2018 lottery can’t be included in this draw as family members.
DV 2018 Native Countries
Natives from the following countries are excluded from participation in the Green Card lottery program this year
|Bangladesh||Brazil||Canada||China (mainland only)||Colombia|
|Dominican Republic||El Salvador||Haiti||India||Jamaica|
(except Northern Ireland)
Can people of Nepal apply for the dv 2018 lottery program?
Yes, Nepalese people can apply for the dv 2018 lottery program.
Where to Fill the Form of DV 2018?
If you want to know about the site of United States Of America, where you can apply for lottery, then here is the site for registration.
How to take photo for dv lottery 2018 ?
In this site, https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html you can get all the instruction about how to take photo for dv lottery ?