Understanding Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV Program)
As the Diversity Visa Lottery Program (AKA DV Lottery Program) is a much-awaited program every year for most of the aspirants who wish to live and work in the US, it becomes necessary to understand the DV Lottery Program. Just to have a clear picture of the program, we have the following questions and answers which of course will be of much help to all those who apply for the DV Lottery program.
Common Questions About the Diversity Visa Lottery Program
1. What is the Diversity Visa Lottery Program?
DV lottery program is the initiative by the state department to create diversity among the people immigrating from around the world and providing them the opportunity to live and work in the US. As 50,000 visas are distributed to the winners, a more diverse group of immigrants enter the US and enjoy the benefits.
2. What are the qualifications to enter the DV Lottery?
Basically, there are two main requirements to enter the lottery program. It is that the individual should be from an eligible country, a native of a low-admission country and he/she should meet the educational and training requirements.
3. How much does it cost to participate?
Participating in the Diversity Visa lottery is free of cost. In case of winning, you will have to pay for the immigrant visa and the visa lottery surcharge
4. Can people in the US apply for the DV lottery?
Yes, people who apply can be in the US or abroad, and the entry can be submitted from the US or from abroad.
5. What if I was not born in the eligible country, will I be able to apply?
Though you are not born in an eligible country, you can still participate in the DV lottery provided your spouse is from an eligible country or if unmarried, one of your parents is a native of an eligible country
6. Can a husband and wife submit a separate application?
Yes, a husband and wife can each submit one entry if both of them meet the eligibility requirements. If one of them is selected, then the other would be entitled to derivative status.
7. How will I know if I have won the lottery?
The Kentucky Consular Center will receive the entries and the successful entries will be randomly selected by the computer. The notification letter will be sent by mail to the successful entries which indicates winning the lottery.
8. Can I submit multiple applications to improve my chance of winning?
No, you cannot submit multiple entries. In case you submit more than one entry, you will be disqualified.
9. Do I have to send photos and how?
Yes, you will have to send photos per specifications, as photos play a vital role in the application process. You need to upload the photos on your online application.