Frequently Asked Questions. DV Lottery.
11:20 AM 03/03/2017
I am selected as a winner in the DV Lottery. I want to include my wife and children in the visa application form. How to do it?
It is against the rule of the draw. You can't include them after being selected in the draw.
Also you will be rejected from the draw for violating the program rules.
I received the winning notification through email. Can I continue with the selection?
No, it was sent to you from a scam person or company to cheat you. Or check it good whether it was sent by your agent.
Can I black and white photo to participate in the draw?
No, it is not allowed to use black and white photos while participating for the program. Only color images that meet their requirements are accepted and they should meet the mentioned requirements.
Can I use the last year photos for this year draw.
No, as per the instructions, each year you must make new photos to participate in the draw.
My new born baby is only one week old. Is it necessary to include the baby's detail in the application form?
Yes. You must include the new born baby's photo and its personal details.
I am separated from my husband for the last 15 years. I am living alone. Do I have to include him?
If you are not a legally divorced person you should include his photo and his personal details in the application form.
My birth country is not eligible to participate in the draw. My wife comes from an eligible country. Can I claim her country as eligibility to apply in this visa draw?
Sure, you can. But if you get visas under this draw, you can't enter in to the USA alone. Your wife should accompany you when you are entering the USA.
When I submitted the entry form there was no response. Can I resubmit one entry again?
Yes, you can submit the application form till you get the confirmation code in the screen.
I was born in Bangladesh. Am I allowed to participate in this year's draw?
Wait, your birth country is placed in ineligible country list to participate in the current year program as per the official instruction. Wait for the next year instruction to come, and then you can get the answer for your question. Likewise Nigeria people too must wait for the next year instructions.
What is the official name of the green card lottery that is expected to be held in this year 2016?
The program which is going to accept entries in this year will be called as DV-2018.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo now I have South African citizenship. My brother was born and grew up in South Africa. Does that mean I will apply as a native of the democratic republic of Congo even though I posses both passport and ID South African card and only a Congolese birth certificate?
You will have to apply as a native of Congo and your brother must apply as native of South Africa as he was born in South Africa.
I am a refugee. Can I attend the visa interview in South Africa as I am living there temporarily?
Yes, if you meet all the requirements of the program, you can attend the visa interview there..
Does the photo file size changes every year?
No, for to find the correct photo file size you must check with the latest DV instructions.
What percentages of the total visas are awarded to Africans, from each of the eligible country?
There is no percentage, but will be calculated according to their immigration number to the USA. No country can get more than 3,500 visas under this program in any given year.
Does the American Government help with the housing for the immigrant visa holders who had obtained it under the dv program?
No. The American Government won't assist with the housing or lodging for the winners
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