Nigeria DV Lottery
Nigeria is one of the countries in the Africa region that has been included in the ineligible country list and those who were born here are not allowed to participate in the DV-2015 visa lottery program. Those who want to participate in this USA green card lottery program must have to wait for the next draw even if they had the required education and/or work experience as per its instructions.
Winning a slot doesn't guarantee that you will be issued with an American Immigrant visa, it will only give you a chance to apply for the immigrant visa by following the normal procedures and by paying the non refundable visa processing fees of US$330. As a winner at the interview you must proof your eligibility to the consular officer to get the visa. Also you are requested to submit one I-134 form filled by your petitioner.
Normally Nigerian people must have successfully finished 12 years of education including primary and secondary education equivalent to USA high school certificate. Or the applicants must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in a job after 2 years of education/training to perform that job. You can check the DOL Onet* web site for the eligible job category. It is very rare for the African and Asian born people to get the required entry permit with the support of the job you had done.
A person can apply only one entry (whether he applies or agent or someone else applies), if more than one entry is submitted with a person's name as primary applicant, all entries will be rejected without notice to the applicant.
Married person must include spouse and all the unmarried children who are under the age of 21, failure to do so will disqualify him from the program.
Winners will need a petitioner (sponsor's) support from a US citizen or US LPR holder.
A person will be allowed to enter only on spouse as the American Government supports monogamy marriage only.
Nigerian winners who are already living in the USA can contact the USCIS to change their current status to LPR status, when their case numbers are current.
The winner must pay the non-refundable diversity visa processing fees on the date of their interview to the US Embassy ONLY.
As of April 2012 the visa fee per individual is US$ 330, this money can be paid in Naira to as per the Embassy instructions.
Winning Notifications will not be sent by KCC through postal mail.
Like wise email, fax or phone too will not be used to announce the name selection for the program.
And don't send any money by bank draft or any money transfer service to get visa through the DV program.
As per the new regulations, all the applicants must go to the American dv-lottery web site and must check their selection by using their confirmation number and other personal information from the month of May till next year.
No one can benefit from the selection from any fiscal year program after its closing date on 30th September.
Nigerian winners name list will not be available anywhere for this program.
The U.S Embassy or the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners.
DV lottery Visas were issued to Nigeria in the past as
1995 - 2,408, 1996 - 4,359, 1997 - 2,605, 1998 - 3,185, 1999 - 3,112, 2000 - 2,821, 2001 - 2,684, 2002 - 2,279, 2003 - 3,119
2004 - 2,959, 2005 - 2,379 2006- 2,942
Number of winners selected from Nigeria
2014 Current program.
Number of Participants.