DV Lottery Help

Diversity Visa Lottery for Ethiopia.

Diversity visa lottery for Ethiopia born people is the best available opportunity to immigrate to the USA legally and quickly if selected as a winner in this draw. This American DV program used to attract nearly all the Ethiopian people. There are no restrictions for them to participate in this draw, if their birth had happened in Ethiopia. Also they should meet the education/work experience to get the required entry permits through this annual draw.

DV Lottery for Ethiopia

Education Requirements for Ethiopia Born People.

  • Proof of graduation from 12th grade (including an Ethiopian Leaving Certificate Examination, a University Entrance Exam, or a Higher Education Qualification Exam), showing at least 5 passing grades, or Proof of graduation from a four-year university (or) you must submit official copies of school transcripts along with the above certificates.
  • There is no need for the applicant to be fluent in English.
  • Program requirements are assed and determined according to the U.S. immigration law, and not determined by this Embassy.
Work Experience:
  • DV visas through your work experience with Ethiopia vocational certificate is very difficult one.
  • Qualified work experience is defined as at least two years of full-time employment during the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of college training or experience. Qualifying occupations are defined as those with Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) rating of 7 or above and are listed as job zone 4 or 5 on the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Skills List found at http://online.onetcenter.org. We strongly suggest you research your own work experience on this website before proceeding with your DV application if you wish to qualify based on work experience.

An Ethiopian person is allowed to submit ONLY one entry with his name as primary applicant in any fiscal year program.

His legal spouse too can include him in her entry as spouse in the draw, if she meets the education/work requirements.

Take Note: America Government accepts monogamy marriges only.

  • It is not necessary to be a married person to participate in this draw.
  • Unmarried person (Single) is allowed to participate in the program.
  • Don't agree with your agents' request to make fraud marriages.
  • Assisting another person to get an American visa through Fraud marriage is against the law.
  • Applicants married to ONE spouse must include his/her spouse and all the unmarried children who are under the age of 21.
  • And this must include all their natural children, their previous marriage children along with their legally adopted children.
  • Even if the children are not living with the parents or not intended to immigrate to the USA, they should be included in the entry.
  • Children who are having American citizenship or LPR (Green Card) should not be included in the E-DV entry.

All the participants and dependants must include one of their digital photo file in their birth order and it should have been taken recently (within 6 months) and they should meet the requirements of DV Program. Those photos used in the DV-2016, DV-2017 and DV-2018 draws should not be uploaded with the application form any more. If they found that you had used an old DV photo file, your entry will be rejected.

  • Don't apply through Agents. Most of the agents don't enter your E-Mail address in the application form.
  • They don't give you the true confirmation number.
  • This is planned by them to get money from you, if you are selected as a winner.
  • They will ask money to provide your confirmation number and the email that was used in the application form.
  • So make sure that your AGENT is a trusted person. Otherwise find a good man/company.
  • Results for the last held DV-2018 program is now available in the official website from the month of May, 2017.
  • Confirmation number and personal details are required to view the selection results.
  • Nearly 4,496 winners were selected from Ethiopia and only 3,500 visas will be available for Ethiopia.
  • The officer will interview you and adjudicate your application ONLY after you have paid the visa processing fee of US$ 330.
  • Only an American consular officer can determine whether you qualify for a visa or not.
  • If for any reason your visa is rejected, you can't complain about it or apply against the decision. It is the final.
  • At the Diversity Visa interview if you are refused with the visa, your visa processing FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

Winners must use the DS-260 online visa form and must get a copy of the bar code page when they attend the interview.

  • Online Visa Application for DV 2018 Winners DS-260. Here.
  • Visa Fees: Here
  • Visa Interview: Here
  • Affidavit of Support I-134. Here.
  • Read this Diversity Visa application processing Information. Here.

American Green card lottery DV-2019 had already accepted entries.

It was kept opened up to 22nd November 2017.
Entries submitted in the first week of October (03rd - 10th) are removed from the system.

So throw away those confirmation numbers as they will not allow you to check selection results with it.

U.S EMBASSY, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Instructions for Immigrant and Diversity Visa Applicants. - travel.state.gov

The DV-2018 visa lottery program will close officially on 30th September 2018.
DV-2016 and 2017 programs are already closed.

Source: ethiopia.usembassy.gov