DV Lottery applicants are requested to have their passport to apply for the DV-2022 draw. This is to protect the applicants whom used to apply through Agents. When they are selected for the draw the Agents used to demand lot of money. If the original applicant doesn’t pay the required money the agent used to sell the details to a person who resembles the original applicant to get some money. Now with the passport is attached to the entry this malpractice can't be continued.
Only primary applicant need to provide the passport details.
Passport is not necessary for the dependants, when filling the E-DV Entry. (Spouse and Children)
DV-2021 Application Forms were provided from 02nd October 2019 and was closed on 5th November 2019.
That application form had a part to fill the applicants' passport details.
Each and every applicant must provide their passport details in the dv 2022 E-DV entries when they are entering their details to participate in the draw. This may be a good idea from the State Department to protect the selected winners from the scam agents. But lot of people doesn’t have their passports to apply for the draw. While in some countries it may take long time to get their passport. Some time it may not arrive before the application closing date. In some African countries it will cost lot of money to make their new International passport. In Sri Lanka new passport can be obtained in one or two months time with normal processing fee of SLRs 3,000/-. A person can use the one day service to get his International passport through one day service in Sri Lanka and it will cost him nearly US$ 100, if he can provide all the required documents. So lot of people may miss the chance to apply for this year DV Lottery program due to not having their valid passport in hand.
Don't try to cheat the officials by providing false passport details. If you are selected as a winner, you have to provide sufficient information for the change of the passport number to the KCC. Then only they will allocate your visa interview date. Otherwise your entry will be refused and the visa application can be rejected.
What documents are NOT accepted as Passport.
Who are exempted from entering their Passport number. (Refer DV-2021 instructions)