DV Lottery for Nigeria.
7:56 AM 6/22/2016
DV-2018 American visa lottery program is going to accept entries for the FY 2018 in this year 2016 as per the U.S State Department announcement. Still the DV-2018 instructions are not published. So it is not possible to check whether the Nigerian born people will be allowed or not allowed to participate in this DV-2018 visa lottery program. Those who want to participate in the coming visa draw program must wait and see whether Nigeria is placed in the eligible country list. If they are allowed, then they will be allowed to participate in the draw once again.
We will publish the instructions here, once it is available.
DV-2017 visa lottery program for the fiscal year 2017 didn't allow Nigeria born people to take part in the draw as they were placed in the ineligible country list. Nigeria is one of the countries which had sent thousands of its country people to the USA to work and live legally over there with the American immigrant visa selection program. Now the country had been placed in the ineligible country list (first African country to be ineligible) and its natives were not allowed to participate as they had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years period.
Nigerians who had married partners, whom were born in eligible countries, can participate in the draw claiming their partner's birth country eligibility. If he is a winner, he can't go alone, must enter in to the USA with his eligible country born spouse.
Marrying a person for to benefit from the visa lottery program or assist someone in obtaining a USA entry permit through sham marriage is against the law.
Married applicant can enter only one spouse as the American Government supports monogamy marriage only. Mean while those who gay partners who had married legally are allowed to participate in the draw.
DV-2017 online results are now available in the official web site.
DV-2017 online results checking facility was opened from May 2016 for those who had participated in it.
Diversity visa lottery winners name list for this program will not be available anywhere.
The U.S Embassy and the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners. So don't disturb them.