DV-2018 American diversity visa lottery program is operated under the guidance of the US State Department Instructions. This instruction used to be published through the American Government website prior to the beginning of the draw every year. This instruction used to be published by the State Department in the print media and in the electronic media before the beginning of the program for the benefit of the participants. It used to be provided in the form of PDF using the English language. There are many translated versions available in the major languages and they will be available from the State Department too. The program will be conducted in English language only and the English version of the instructions will be the official one accepted by the U.S State Department for the dv lottery program.
During the application submission period some of the American Consular offices used to distribute free copies of the current DV-Lottery instructions to the public free of charge.
The English version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions is the only official version.
Those people who want to participate in the draw must go through this instruction and must understand the content in it first, before they are ready to submit their E-DV application form in the official web site.
The official program clearly gives guidance and instructions for the benefit of the applicants. It deals with the eligible countries, applicant's education, work experience, photo file size, how to prepare the photo files and many more important things are discussed here. it alos got a section as FAQ to answer the most important questions posed by the participants.
Following countries were not allowed to participate in the DV-2016. They are BRAZIL, BANGLADESH, CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible to participate in the lucky draw.
People can check the DV Lottery instructions for the available alternative nativity claim methods in this year instructions. This program request applicants to provide their personal email address rather than their friends email or company email addresses. It is important for each of the applicant to have an email account of their own. The postal address of the applicant doesn't have any meaningful value in the application process as it is totally conducted through the internet.