E-DV application form.
E-DV application - Entry - form is part of the American visa Lottery program which is also called as green card lottery entry form throughout the world. Availability of the entry form comes only through the internet from the official web site during the submission accepting period. This submission accepting period will be announced through the media by the American Government.
From the beginning, the program did accepted entries made of paper and they requested their photos to be pasted on the paper and the applicant's signature. From the year 2003 onwards it was totally changed to electronic application form from the DV 2005 and it was officially called with the name as E-DV entry form.
This electronic processing is still continuing every year and it is very easy to download it, fill, and submit 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 entire applicants to enter the draw in the given 30 day's period every year.
On the other days the web site will not show any facility to download the form.
It will be available as an active one for 60 minutes only. If you took more than 60 minutes to upload it back, then a new one should be downloaded and filled as the previous one will be considered as expired for passing the time limit.
Also it will ask for the 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 highlighted 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 without 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) the draw was called as DV-2016.
In the coming year 2015, it will be called as DV 2017 meant for the fiscal year 2017.