E-DV application form.
E-DV application form is part of the American visa Lottery program which is also called as green card lottery entry form through out the world. Availability of the entry form comes only through the internet from the official web site during the submission accepting period.
From the beginning, this program did accepted entries made of paper and they requested to attach photos and the applicant's signature. In the year 2003 it was totally changed to electronic application form for the DV 2005 and the official name for it is E-DV entry form.
It is still continuing to be provided each year and it is very easy to download, fill, submit and to get the applicants' confirmation number. In the paper application period, there was no confirmation numbers issued to the participants. And the applicants were in total blackout whether their entries had reached the KCC or not.
Currently available web based application system allows applicants to enter the draw in the given 30 day's period every year.
On the other days the web site will not have any link to get it.
It will be available as an active one for 60 minutes only. If you took more than 60 minutes to up load it back, then a new one should be downloaded and filled as the previous one will be considered as expired for passing the time period.
Also it will ask for path to upload your digital image file from your computer.
If it is not completely filled, it won't be accepted and will be shown back with the red colored high lighted empty fields.
You can submit it again and again till you get confirmation code in the computer screen.
A person can enter only one application form as primary applicant and if more than one is submitted then all of them will be disqualified with out any notice to the person.
The State department uses many sophisticated methods to find out and reject those multiple entries from persons who are trying to fraud the system.
There are many instances those agents had intercepted the winning notifications and claimed money from the legitimate winners.
This year program (2014) is expected to be named as DV-2016.