Diversity visa lottery program 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.
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 and their children in her entry as spouse and children in the draw, if she meets the education/work requirements.
Take Note: America Government accepts monogamy marriges only.
Participants and dependants must include their digital photo file (with white back round) in their birth order. Photo should have been taken recently (within 6 months) according to the requirements of DV Draw. Photos used in DV-2019, DV-2018 and DV-2017 should not be uploaded with the application form.
If found that you had used an old DV photo file, your entry will be rejected.
DV-2018, DV2017 and DV 2016 programs are officially closed.
Next coming Draw is DV-2021. It is expected to accept entries by October 2019.
.S. immigration law requires that every DV winner must at least complete a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completion of a 12-year course of study in the United States. In Ethiopia, an ESLCE (12th grade) or Higher Education Entrance Qualification certificate showing at least five passing grades, or a university degree are sufficient. Vocational training in Ethiopia – known as TVET – cannot be considered a substitute for high school education and does not meet the education criteria for DV eligibility. In some cases, applicants may substitute have two years of recent work experience in certain limited fields. Applicants should visit onetonline.org to see if they qualify for a DV based on their work experience.
The U.S. Embassy encourages applicants to apply on their own although applicants are allowed to have someone else submit on their behalf. No matter who completes the form, the applicant is responsible for ensuring their applications are complete. Entries that are not correct or complete may be disqualified. It is free to register for the program, but each applicant may only submit one entry and multiple entries will result in disqualification. Entrants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified.
Interested applicants are warned to beware of fraudulent offers to “help” them obtain a Diversity Visa. The selection process is random and there is no way for an outside actor to influence the selection. Similarly, there are no fees related to submitting an entry. The only time applicants will need to pay a fee is if they are selected for an interview.
The State Department will only notify entrants of their selection and visa interview appointment via the DV Lottery website. The Department will not send selectee notification or appointment letters to successful entrants by regular mail or by email any such communications are fraudulent. Starting May 1, 2018 entrants may enter their DV-2019 entry confirmation number in the Entrant Status Check, available at dvlottery.state.gov, to determine whether their entry was selected. Checking your status multiple times does not increase the likelihood that you will be selected.