DV Lottery For Nigeria.
Nigeria born people used to participate in this DV lottery program in large numbers during the past years. Now, for the first time the country had been included in the ineligible country list and its natives were not allowed to participate in the DV-2015. Those who want to participate in the next coming DV-2016 draw must wait and see whether their country is allowed to participate in this popular draw again. Those who had married partners born in eligible countries can participate in the draw claiming their partner's eligibility.
Normally applicants must have successfully finished 12 years of education including primary and secondary education equivalent to USA high school certificate. Or they must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in a job after 2 years of education/training to perform it.
ou can check the DOL Onet* web site for the eligible job list. It is very rare for the African and Asian born people to get the required entry permit with the support of the work experience
A person can apply only one entry (whether himself, agent or someone else applies), if more than one entry is submitted with a person's name as primary applicant, all the entries will be rejected without notice to the applicant.
Married person must include spouse and all the unmarried children including the previous marriage children who are under the age of 21, failure to do so will disqualify her/him from the program.
Married applicant can enter only one spouse as the American Government supports monogamy marriage only.
Winners will need a petitioner (sponsor's) support from such as U.S citizen or U.S LPR holder.
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 fee of US$ 330 on the date of their interview to the US Embassy ONLY and this money can be paid in Naira too as per the Embassy instructions. Those who had received the entry permits must pay another US$ 160 to the USCIS office to be issued with the Green card.
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 web site and must check their selection by providing their confirmation number and other personal information from the month of May.
No one can benefit from the selection from earlier fiscal year programs after their closing date of 30th September.
Winners name list for this program will not be available anywhere.
The U.S Embassy or the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners, so don't distrub them.
Number of winners selected from Nigeria
2011 - 6,000
2012 - 6,024
2013 - 6,218
2014 - 6,043
Number of Participants.
2010 - 1,145,393
2011 - 1,634,692
2012 - 1,470,155
2013 - 1,356,396