DV-2018 American visa lottery program had accepted entries in the year 2016. Don't search for its application forms in the internet any more as the draw had been closed officially in November 2016. If you are looking for to participate in the Green card lottery, program look for the next coming draw DV-2020. The next draw is expected to accept entries in the year 2018.
Entry Submission period for gthe American diversity visa lottery program is decided by the US State Department. They will announce on which date the draw will open to accept entries and on which date the entry submission will completed. The anuual diversity visa lottery program is now totally operating as an electronic one. Entry submission, Selection announcement, winner processing, till to calling for the interview are now taking place through the internet.
For the FY 2018 program, the registration period was opened on noon, EDT on October 4, 2016. After 32 days of entry submission period the electronic dv draw was closed on November 7, 2016. The draw was conducted entirely internet by the U.S State Department, with the assistance of KCC where they were responsible for the winners selection under this program. In the recent draws paper entries were not accepted.
People who were born in selected country only were requested to participate in this draw, as some other countries had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 year period. Bangladesh and Nigeria were placed in the ineligible country list as they were found to be ineligible for the program.
The entire participants were requested not to use older photo files that were used in the previous draws. It is learnt that the participants who had used the older photo files were rejected from the draw. Mean while the US State Department uses sophisticated methods to scan photos and to find out if double entries were made by cheating applicant in to this draw.
It was started and closed. It has accepted entries and it was closed in 2016.
Completion of 6th Form/year 12 in New Zealand or Australia,
Or qualify under Grade 7 employment standards as set by the U.S. Department of Labor on the O*Net Online database.
Participant should have completely passed the GCE A/L including simple passes in all the subjects.
GCE O/L examination certificates will not be accepted for the draw any more.
The results were released by first week of May 2017.
Now anyone with the confirmation number can check their selection results online at any time of the day.
Before you take any steps of your winning, read the American government's website of your country, and then decide on it.
50,000 visas will be available under this fiscal year draw.
Till you are filing your visa application form under the diversity visa winning, other visa processing will not affect any of your status.
Source: immigration USA