DV Lottery Help

DV Lottery for Nepal.

7:32 PM 10/21/2020

DV Lottery draw allows Nepal born people with required eligibility to apply online through the American Government's official website.
All the eligible participants are requested to have their valid International passport to enter in the DV 2022 application form. Nepal is an eligible country to participate in the American diversity visa lottery program from the Asia region. So Nepal born people can submit their entries in the program, regardless of where they are now living today or which country passport they are holding. So this is their best chance to participate and get a visa to live and work in the USA, if they meet the education eligibility and got valid International passports.

DV-2022 Program Application Form Available Date 07th October 2020.
DV-2022 Program stoppoing accepting application forms on 10th November 2020.

Basic requirements for the Nepal natives to participate in the DV-2023 American Visa Lottery program.

  • Valid International passport is a requirement for the primary applicant.( Not for dependants)
  • Minimum age limit to participate in the draw is 18 years. (To meet the education level)
  • No maximum age limit. (Winners must provide medical certificate by one of the US Embassy Approved medical officer in Nepal)
  • Education: Intermediate or certificate level, which the degree is obtained for successfully finishing two years in college after ten years of school.
  • Ten plus two that includes twelve years of formal schooling (academic or in special cases vocational).
    Attendance in a college or 10+2 institute is mandatory to count as twelve years of formal schooling.
    Vocational degrees, including the CTEVT, will count only, if they are accepted in Nepal as a basis for further academic study to all programs in all institutes of higher education.
    Not accepted education levels for Nepal Natives.
  • Private exams taken in lieu of school attendance do not count as twelve years of formal education under the laws of the USA.
  • Vocational degrees that allow limited admission to selected programs do not count as twelve years of formal education.
  • Eligibility through work experience.

American diversity visa lottery program accepts 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years after studying the profession for 2 years. U.S. Department of Labor web sites' O*Net Online database will be used to determine any qualifying work experience that you have. But, very few people qualified through the work experience.

Single person must apply as unmarried person and the married person must apply with her/his spouse and eligible children. All the applicants must upload their photos as image file along with their entry form.

Where to apply?
Use the DV Lottery application form that is provided in the Official American website.
When to apply?
Now you can apply for dv-2022 visa draw. It will be kept opened till 10th November 2020.

US Embassy Nepal

What is the name of the current DV lottery program?
DV-2021 is calling winners for interview and status change according to their case numbers. This process had started on01st of October 2020 and will close on 30th September 2021. Not all the winners will be called for interview under DV-2021 as it may exhaust earlier.

Where to check the results?
DV-2021 results can be checked in the official website now.
DV-2022 from the month of May 2021.

Nepal winners in the visa lottery program.
All the winners of DV program must use the electronic application form provided by Department of State. This form, the DS-260 Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application, is to be completed online. The paper form used in previous years by the winners is no more valid. The DS-260 will be available at ceac.state.gov

Note: The "Visa Status Check" button will not work for DV applications until the case is scheduled for interview. An error message will appear but does not indicate a problem with the actual application. Visa interviews will start on 01st of October.
It is compulsory to each person have Affidavit of support through I-134

Those Nepal winners staying in the USA must check the visa bulletin page to see when their case numbers are current. When their Case numbers are going to be current, then they can submit their petition to change their current status to LPR status with the USCIS office.

Winners will have to pay non refundable visa processing fee of US$ 330 and it should be included for each of his/her dependants to the Kathmandu U.S Embassy office on the day of their interview.
After obtaining the visa must pay another processing fee of US$ 165 to the USCIS office n the USA before to issue with the Green card.
If the visa is rejected for any reason at the time of interview, the processing fee will not be refunded.
Winners with the high case number can participate in the next coming visa lottery program.

uscis.gov I-864
US Embassy in Nepal.

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