The US State Department started accepting the applications for the DV immigration Program for the year 2017 from 1st October 2015 is now nearing to its closure. As all the eligible applicants were advised to submit their applications for the DV Program for the year 2017 before 3rd November 2015.
The DV Immigration Program was making available a total of 50,000 visas yearly to the people from the nations with less rate of immigration to the US. The immigrant visas are dispersed by a random choice from all the qualified entries similar to the lottery.
For the DV Program 2017, the citizens of Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, and Macau SAR were eligible to apply for this DV visa. And if the applicant was born in the eligible nation, then they should meet the work and education experience need of this DV Program by either having a minimum of high school education or two year work experience within the previous five years in the occupation that requires a minimum of two years training or experience for performing.
The application for this DV Program is available on State government’s website, and the entries that comes late will not be accepted. Only single entry per individual is allowed, and the person with more than one entries would be disqualified. The applicants would be selected randomly by the computer from among the other qualified entries.
From 3rd May 2016, applicants can check status of their entry by visiting the website and can viewing the Entrant Status Check list and entering the unique confirmation number and the personal information. This is the lone method which is available for the applicants for checking whether they got selected for the DV Program or not. The government will not be mailing letters nor will they contact the applicant. Even the Consulates and Embassies are not going to provide any information about the applicants selected for this program.
After the applicant got selected, then they will move forward to the next step of immigration visa or adjustment of status of the application. Processing of the entries and issuing of immigrant visas under this DV Program should be completed before 30th September 2017. The applicants are not approved after this.