DV-2019 is the American Government's official diversity visa program that had accepted applications form in the year 2017. The official online website did provided application forms and had accepted them back in 2017. There were no changes in the number of entry permits under this FY 2019 program. There were 50,000 entry permits provided for the eligible winners. DV-2019 was opened on 03rd October 2017 and the program's entry submission was closed on 7th November 2017.
Eligible people only were allowed to participate in this draw. The program is covered with strict rules and they are implemented strictly. Only thing you have to take care is to go to the correct website. There are plenty of fake websites claiming as official one with official logo embalm posing as the official DV website of the American diversity visa program. If you get trapped in any of these websites, they may ask you to pay through credit card for their service. Nobody knows whether they will apply on behalf of you or not. Also take note that the photo which was used in the last draw can't be sent in to this draw as plenty companies claim multiyear submission with your image.
Those who want to participate must have been born in one of the eligible country, and the birth country should be in the eligible country list of the draw. Age must be more than 18 years of age. (When you fulfill the education requirements)
Your education must be equivalent to American High School Certificate, after studying in Junior and High School for 12 years. Or 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in an occupation after learning the trade for 2 years in a field accepted according to the Onet.
Single person has to play as single and those married participant must include their legal spouse and eligible children.
E-DV Entry Submission.
A person is allowed to submit only one entry with his name as primary applicant, in any of the given year draw.
Multiple entries from a primary applicant will not be accepted by the system.
It is not necessary to be a married person to participate in the draw.
Single person can submit an E-DV entry in to the system.
He must include one digital photo file of himself prepared according to the DV Instructions.
When a married participant want to submit his entry, he must observe the following things.
Must include her/his spouse with her digital photo file.
Include all the unmarried children who are under the age of 21.
Submit their names in their birth order with their digital photo files.
Children mean their natural, previous marriage ones and legally adopted ones.
Children who are already US citizen or LPR holders should not be included.
Digital photo files.
Don't use the old photo files that were used in the last DV programs.
If found that you had used old photo files, the entries will be disqualified.
Applying for the draw.
Download and fill the form within given 60 minutes and submit it back.
The application form can't be saved in your computer to use later.
Use only English alphabets.
If necessary to go back while filling the form, use the specially provided back button.
Once the entry is accepted you will shown with the "Success page".
Write down the confirmation number.
The confirmation number used to consist 16 alphanumeric.
Lost it or last number missing contact here. here.
Eligible Country List for DV-2021.
Still not available. Please keep waiting till it comes out.
Check the eligible country list of 2018. Here.
How can I win green card?
You must have to participate in the draw, if you are eligible by birth and education work experience. And you must be a lucky person to be elected in the draw.
How many people used to participate in the green card lottery?
Normally 14 million people used to participate in the Green card lottery. Around 150,000 people will be selected as winners to issue with the available 50,000 U.S Entry permits.
DV-2020 Results will be available in May 2019.
Read more here