Visa Lottery Application Form.
Visa lottery application form for the current year American immigration program will be available in the official website during the later part of this year. It will be available as online entry submission form for the DV-2017 program where 50,000 visas will be available through it for the fiscal year program 2017.
Last year American visa lottery program had accepted entries from eligible applicants through the online application form till the month of November 2014. They provided the application form to download from their official web site during this period to all the people who are interested in it. The draw was for the fiscal year 2016 and the wining of it can't be exchanged to another person and it is not valid for the other fiscal year programs. The results are expected to be available in few weeks time.
Bangladesh and Nigeria born people were not allowed to participate in this year's draw along with some other countries as per the DV lottery instructions. As, these countries had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years period.
Millions of people had submitted their entries and got their confirmation number in this year's draw. This will allow them to check their selection results in the coming year 2015 to see their online selection results. The website will not be available for to submit any more application forms. If you are interested to immigrate to the USA under this program act soon and submit your entry electronically, if you are eligible.
In this year, people were allowed to download the form, but it was clearly advised by the authorities that the form is good for eligible participants only. And it should be filled and submitted back within the given 60 minutes of time period in that official web site.
An eligible qualified person is requested to enter ONLY one entry as primary applicant in to the draw in any given year program.
There are 50,000 entry permits available for the selected lucky eligible winners under this fiscal year 2016 program. Name selection is being done through the computers located in the KCC. Selected winners will be shown through the online results page, next year. The interviews will be held in Embassies and Consular offices of the applicants' country and the USCIS office will accept applications from the winners who are living in the USA. The draw is free and may look simple but it is covered with strict rules and involves processing fees and other related fees.
If the selected person fails to secure his visas at the interview due to any ineligibility, he will lose his processing fees too.
You can't appeal against their decision as it is the final.
Those selectees whom are living in the USA can contact the USCIS office to change their current status to LPR status, once their case numbers are current according to the bulletin page.
Take note that there are 50,000 visas available under this system this year too, although nearly 100,000 people will be selected as selectees and will be notified through their web site as all the selected people may not have the required education/work experience to allow them to immigrate to the USA.
So it is not guaranteed that all the selected applicants will be issued with the permit to enter the USA. So sometime those who are having high selectee case numbers will not be called for the interviews as the slots may exhaust prior to the closing date.
Also this is issued on the first come first served basis. No country can get more than 7,500 entry-permits in any of the given year program.
DV-2014: Closed on 30the September
2015: Now processing winners' interviews.
2016: Results are expected in this year.
2017: Will accept entries in this year.
Postal mail, email, fax or phone calls will NOT be used to announce the selection results of individuals in this visa lottery program.
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