The registration for Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery for the year 2017 opened on Thursday, 1st October 2015. The entries should be submitted at the the US Department of State website from 1st October 2015 afternoon till 3rd November 2015 afternoon EST.
Those applicants who have qualified are strongly recommended for registering as soon as possible. System delays could occur due to heavy demand in the registration period’s last day.
The US Department of State annually administers the DV Lottery by providing the immigrant visas (green cards) annually to the people from the countries which are having low immigration rates to the US.
There are 50,000 DVs available in the current year. The visas are being distributed between the 6 geographic regions, with maximum number of visas will be going to the regions who has low immigration rates. More than 50,000 immigrants have been send to the US in the last five years.
The natives of Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, and Macau SAR are eligible to apply for this DV visa. People may qualify to apply if their spouse is born in the eligible country.
The people who are registering should possess high school education or its equivalent, or they should have two year’s work experience in previous five years of job in an occupation, requiring a minimum of two year training or experience for performing the job.
Overseas national must submit the online form and a digital photo through the official website of the DV Lottery. Per person, only one entry is permitted. Multiple registrations made on behalf of one person is disqualified. This is free of cost application.
All the DV lottery applicants are required to visit the website of E-DV Entrant Status for finding their entry selection. Selected candidates will be notified through Entry Status Check, which will be available from 3rd May 2016 till 30th September 2017. The selected applicants can also apply for PR in the year 2017.