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Diversity Visa Lottery for Ethiopia.

7:05 AM 11/7/2021

Diversity visa lottery for Ethiopia born people is the best available opportunity to immigrate to the USA legally and quickly. Ethiopia Birth, education/work experience requirements should met by the applicants. It is very important to be 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.Also must have a valid International passport and its details should entered in the DV Application Form.

People can apply for the DV-2023 program in this year 2021
The draw is now open to apply till 09th november 2021.

Will close on 09th November 2021.

Selection Results will be available by May 2022.
Don't use Ethiopia calendar date of birth in the E-DV Application Form
DV-2022 Applicant can check their Results now.
Apply for the American Diversity Visa Program Here.

Special Notice.
Primary applicants must have their own Email addresses.
Mmust have their valid International Travel Passport Number and its details to fill in the DV application form..
If Passport details are NOT there the form will NOT be accepted for the draw. (Passport is not necessary for the dependants.)
If selected as a winner and if the passport number had changed, KCC ONLY will decide whether to give you visa appointment or to reject your entry.
This is to protect Applicants from Scam Agents. (Now they can't sale your winnings to another person, if you don't pay them.)

DV Lottery for Ethiopia

Education Requirements For Ethiopians.

  • 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.
  • High school Certificate Complete Pass with Compulsory subjects after 12 years of schooling.
  • The DV program requires successful completion of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completion of a 12-year course in the United States. In Ethiopia, the following are acceptable as proof of education:
  • An ESLCE (12th grade) or Higher Education Entrance Qualification certificate showing at least five passing grades (A to D), or
    University degree.
  • Technical and Vocational programs (TVET) don’t meet the educational requirements of the DV
  • 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.

Requirements for Ethiopian Applicants.

  • Birth happened in Ethiopia.
  • Valid International Passport. (It must have your Ethiopian Birth City, if you have another country passport)
  • Complete pass in ESLCE
  • Should have entered all the eligible dependants in the E-DV entry.
    If selected,
  • Good health is required (Must pass the medical examination through the Embassy nominated Medical Officers.)
  • Clean life without criminal records through police certificate and should not have violated any American Immigration Law.
  • One or more Sponsoring person in the USA (LPR holder or US Citizen), if don't have enough fund to survive.

    Work Experience.
  • Getting DV visas with Ethiopia vocational certificate is very difficult.
  • 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. Occupational Skills List can be found at http://online.onetcenter.org.

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 marriages (One Wife) 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.

DV Photos.

Participants and dependants must include their digital photo file (with white background) in their birth order. Photo should have been taken recently (within 6 months) according to the requirements of DV Draw. Photos used in DV-2022 and DV2021 should not be uploaded with the DV 2023 application form.
If 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-2022 program is now available in the official website from the month of May.
  • Confirmation number (Ticket Number) and personal details are required to view the selection results.
  • Last year, nearly 4,496 winners were selected from Ethiopia. Only 3,500 visas will be available for Ethiopia winners.
  • 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.

DV-2022 Winners must use DS-260 online visa application form. (Interviews are now going on)

  • Online Visa Application for DV-Winners DS-260. Here.

  • Visa Fees: Here

  • Visa Interview: Here

  • Affidavit of Support I-134. Here.

  • Read this Diversity Visa application processing Information. Here.

Making New Passport.

Ethiopia born people can make their electronic passports in 2-3 days time. They must visit in person at the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs offices. New passport cost is US$ 117. Need the following documents.

  • Visit Ministry of Immigration and Nationality Affairs offices to make the application
  • Get two application forms and should fill them duly before submission.
  • Four recent passport size Color photos.
  • One copy of the identity card
  • A copy of the birth certificate.
  • Pay correct fee.
  • The following payment are accepted: Debit or credit card and Banker’s Draft
  • Provide fingerprint in the immigration office and proceed to submit the completed application.

Passport Office:
Department for Immigration & Nationality Affairs
Arada Subcity Kebele 05, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Web: http://www.mfa.gov.et/

Instructions For Ethiopian DV Applicants. - travel.state.gov

DV-2020, DV-2021 programs are officially closed. (Selected Winners 3,856. Visas issued to 1,696)
Under the American visa interviews and processing were started on from 01 October 2020. (Selected Ethiopians - 1,974)
DV-2022 Winner's processing is now going on from 01st of October 2021 and it will continue till 30th September 2022.
Those winners staying in the USA can prepare themselves for to change to LPR status.

Source: ethiopia.usembassy.gov