American diversity visa lottery program provides the online application form for participation. It will be available every year for around 30 - 34 days only. A person can submit only on entry with his name. It should be treated as a visa application form when you are filling it for you or other participants. You are not allowed to correct the errors in it once you had submitted it in to the draw.
Applicants must consider that filling the DV entry form is actually a process of applying for an Immigrant visa and don't think that it is for the visa lottery program. It is necessary to take utmost care to provide all the true information when filling the diversity visa lottery application form.
Before you start entering your details in the online application form, fill it with correct information and it should be 100% true. You can't blame certain errors on other people as you are the one responsible for the provided details. It is clearly stated in the Green Card Lottery instructions.
When filling the application form, if found any errors in it, don't try to use the back button of the browser to go back. To correct it use the specially given "Go to the Part 1 or Part 2" button in that application form.
Minor errors like spelling mistake in the name can be normally accepted at the time of the interview, if it is felt as human error by the interviewing consular officer. Accepting such errors is totally at his mercy as to accept it or to reject it.
Country of birth, not meeting the education or work experience and not including eligible dependants will be taken as serious ones and will result in visa application rejection.
Correcting the errors of the spouse, children names, date, and place of birth, email or addresses in the submitted entry forms too can't be corrected. Likewise you can't add your spouse details or any of your children's details once your entry had been accepted by the system. And this is a serious error.
Also take note that if you didn't include your spouse or any of your eligible child is a violation and you will be eliminated from the draw, once the fault is found out by them.
Correct those errors before you submit the E-DV entry or stop processing with the winning.
If any important field is left blank and the form is submitted, system will return it back with RED color warning. That can be filled and submitted back successfully in to the draw.
So it is your duty to check all the information for spelling errors before you submit it.
If you had made an error and if you are selected for the program, Consular officer, will decide on it, at the time of the interview.
Errors like born in India and selecting your birth country as Kenya can't be corrected, you will be eliminated from the draw as your birth country is not eligibleto participate in this draw.
DV-2016 Program had completed its task and was closed last year. DV 2016
DV-2017 is now providing its selection results and visa processing for the selected winners are going on from 01st of October 2016 DV 2017
Next Expected Results in this year 2017 is DV-2018. DV 2018
Next Expected American visa draw to take place in this year 2017 is DV-2019. DV 2019