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5:15 PM 9/19/2021
Current American Visa Lottery program is DV-2023.
Nigeria born people are NOT allowed to participate.
As per the DV-2023 American Diversity visa Program "However, you may choose your country of eligibility as the country of birth of your spouse, or the country of birth of either of your parents if you were born in a country in which neither parent was born, and in which your parents were not resident at the time of your birth. These are the only three ways to select your country of chargeability. Listing an incorrect country of eligibility or chargeability (i.e., one to which you cannot establish a valid claim) will make you ineligible for DV-2023."
DV-2023 American Diversity Visa Lottery program is now accepting entries from eligible people online. This will continue till 09th November 2021. After this date no entries will be accepted under DV_2023 and people must wait for DV-2024 Visa lotteryu program.
DV-2022 visa lottery program did accepted entries from 07th October 2020. Nigeria born people are placed in the ineligible country list. So they were NOT allowed to participate in the draw claiming their birth country according to DV-2022 Instructions.
Nigeria is one of the countries which had sent thousands of its country people to the USA to work and live legally over there with the American immigrant visa selection program. Now it is placed in the ineligible country list (First African country to be ineligible). Nigerian natives will not be allowed to participate in the DV-2022 draw, as they had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years period.
Nigerians who had married partners, whom were born in eligible countries, can participate in the draw claiming their partner's birth country eligibility. If he gets the visa under DV, he can't go alone. The Nigerian born winner must enter in to the USA with his spouse.
Marrying a person for to benefit from the visa lottery program or assist someone in obtaining a USA entry permit through sham marriage is against the law.
If found they will be banned form entering in to the tUSA for 99 years and may pe prosecuted according to their country Law.
Any of the married applicant can enter only one spouse. The American Government supports monogamy marriage only.
Photo files used in the older diversity visa program will not be accepted for the current or future DV program.
DV-2022 online results are now available in the official web site.
Results checking facility was opened in May 2021 to check selection results.
Diversity visa lottery winners name list or photos will not be available anywhere.
The U.S Embassy and the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners. So don't disturb them.
Visa Bulletin website will assist certain type of visa applicants to see their advance visa interview notice.
Source: Nigeria US Embassy.