INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2020 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM

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UNCLASSIFIED, Were you born in a country whose natives are ineligible but in which neither of your parents. was born or legally resident at the time of your birth If yes you may claim the country of birth. of one of your parents if it is a country whose natives are eligible for the DV 2020 program For. more details on what this means see the Frequently Asked Questions. Requirement 2 Each DV applicant must meet the education work experience requirement of the DV. program by having either, at least a high school education or its equivalent defined as successful completion of a 12 year. course of formal elementary and secondary education. two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two. years of training or experience to perform The Department of State will use the U S Department. of Labor s O Net Online database to determine qualifying work experience. For more information about qualifying work experience see the Frequently Asked Questions. Do not submit an entry to the DV program unless you meet both of these requirements. Entry period, Applicants must submit entries for the DV 2020 program electronically at dvlottery state gov between. noon Eastern Daylight Time EDT GMT 4 Wednesday October 3 2018 and noon Eastern. Standard Time EST GMT 5 Tuesday November 6 2018 Do not wait until the last week of the. registration period to enter as heavy demand may result in website delays No late entries or paper. entries will be accepted The law allows only one entry per person during each registration period The. Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries Individuals with more. than one entry will be disqualified, Completing your Electronic Entry for the DV 2020 Program. Submit your Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form E DV Entry Form or DS 5501 online at. dvlottery state gov We will not accept incomplete entries There is no cost to submit an entry form. Please use an updated browser when submitting your application older browsers Internet Explorer 8. for example will likely encounter problems with the online DV system. We strongly encourage you to complete the entry form yourself without a visa consultant visa. agent or other facilitator who offers to help If someone helps you you should be present when your. entry is prepared so you can provide the correct answers to the questions and retain the confirmation. page and your unique confirmation number It is extremely important that you retain your confirmation. page and unique confirmation number Without this information you will not be able to access the. online system that informs you of your entry status Be wary if someone offers to keep this information. for you You also should retain access to the email account listed in your E DV entry See the. Frequently Asked Questions for more information about Diversity Visa program scams You may also. UNCLASSIFIED,UNCLASSIFIED, wish to view our video for an introduction to the Diversity Visa program and step by step guide to help.
you submit an entry, After you submit a complete entry you will see a confirmation screen containing your name and a. unique confirmation number Print this confirmation screen for your records Starting May 7 2019 you. will be able to check the status of your entry by returning to dvlottery state gov clicking on Entrant. Status Check and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information You must use. Entrant Status Check to check if you have been selected for DV 2020 and if selected to check your. immigrant visa interview appointment date The U S government will not inform you directly Entrant. Status Check is the sole source for instructions on how to proceed with your application Please review. the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the selection process. You must provide the following information to complete your entry. 1 Name last family name first name middle name exactly as it appears on your passport If you. have only one name it must be entered in the last family name field. 2 Gender male or female,3 Birth date day month year. 4 City where you were born, 5 Country where you were born Use the name of the country currently used for the place where. you were born, 6 Country of eligibility for the DV program Your country of eligibility will normally be the same. as your country of birth Your country of eligibility is not related to where you live or your. nationality if it is different from your country of birth If you were born in a country that is not. eligible please review the Frequently Asked Questions to see if there is another way you may be. 7 Entrant photograph s Recent photographs taken within the last six months of yourself your. spouse and all your children See Submitting a Digital Photograph for compositional and. technical specifications You do not need to include a photograph for a spouse or child who is. already a U S citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident but you will not be penalized if you do. DV entry photographs must meet the same standards as U S visa photos Your entry will be. disqualified or your visa application refused if the entry photographs for you and your family. members do not fully meet these specifications or have been manipulated in any way Submitting. the same photograph that was submitted with a prior year s entry will result in disqualification. See Submitting a Digital Photograph below for more information. 8 Mailing Address In Care Of,Address Line 1,Address Line 2.
District Country Province State,Postal Code Zip Code. UNCLASSIFIED,UNCLASSIFIED,9 Country where you live today. 10 Phone number optional, 11 Email address An email address to which you have direct access and will continue to have direct. access after we notify selectees in May of next year If your entry is selected and you respond to. the notification of your selection through the Entrant Status Check you will receive follow up. email communication from the Department of State notifying you that details of your immigrant. visa interview are available on Entrant Status Check The Department of State will never send you. an email telling you that you have been selected for the DV program See the Frequently Asked. Questions for more information about the selection process. 12 Highest level of education you have achieved as of today 1 Primary school only 2 Some high. school no diploma 3 High school diploma 4 Vocational school 5 Some university courses. 6 University degree 7 Some graduate level courses 8 Master s degree 9 Some doctoral. level courses and 10 Doctorate See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about. educational requirements, 13 Current marital status 1 Unmarried 2 married and my spouse is NOT a U S citizen or U S. Lawful Permanent Resident LPR 3 married and my spouse IS a U S citizen or U S LPR 4. divorced 5 widowed or 6 legally separated Enter the name date of birth gender city town of. birth and country of birth of your spouse and a photograph of your spouse meeting the same. technical specifications as your photo, Failure to list your eligible spouse or listing someone who is not your spouse will result in your.
disqualification as the Diversity Visa principal applicant and refusal of all visa applications in your. case at the time of the visa interview You must list your spouse even if you currently are. separated from him her unless you are legally separated Legal separation is an arrangement when. a couple remain married but live apart following a court order If you and your spouse are legally. separated your spouse will not be able to immigrate with you through the Diversity Visa program. You will not be penalized if you choose to enter the name of a spouse from whom you are legally. separated If you are not legally separated by a court order you must include your spouse even if. you plan to be divorced before you apply for the Diversity Visa Failure to list your eligible. spouse is grounds for disqualification, If your spouse is a U S citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident do not list him her in your entry A. spouse who is already a U S citizen or LPR will not require or be issued a visa Therefore if you. select married and my spouse IS a U S citizen or U S LPR on your entry you will not be. prompted to include further information on your spouse See the Frequently Asked Questions for. more information about family members, 14 Number of children List the name date of birth gender city town of birth and country of birth. for all living unmarried children under 21 years of age regardless of whether they are living with. you or intend to accompany or follow to join you should you immigrate to the United States. Submit individual photographs of each of your children using the same technical specifications as. your own photograph,UNCLASSIFIED,UNCLASSIFIED,Be sure to include. all living natural children,all living children legally adopted by you and. all living step children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 on the date of your. electronic entry even if you are no longer legally married to the child s parent and even if. the child does not currently reside with you and or will not immigrate with you. Married children and children who are already aged 21 or older when you submit your entry are. not eligible for the DV program However the Child Status Protection Act protects children from. aging out in certain circumstances If you submit your DV entry before your unmarried child. turns 21 and the child turns 21 before visa issuance it is possible that he or she may be treated as. though he or she were under 21 for visa processing purposes. A child who is already a U S citizen or LPR when you submit your DV entry will not require or. be issued a Diversity Visa you will not be penalized for either including or omitting such family. members from your entry, Failure to list all children who are eligible or listing someone who is not your child will result in.
disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visa applications in the case at the time. of the visa interview See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about family. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about completing your Electronic Entry for. the DV 2020 Program,Selection of Applicants, Based on the allocations of available visas in each region and country the Department of State will. randomly select individuals by computer from among qualified entries All DV 2020 entrants must go. to the Entrant Status Check using the unique confirmation number saved from their DV 2020 online. entry registration to find out whether their entry has been selected in the DV program Entrant Status. Check will be available on the E DV website at dvlottery state gov beginning May 7 2019 through at. least September 30 2020, If your entry is selected you will be directed to a confirmation page providing further instructions. including information about fees connected with immigration to the United States Entrant Status Check. will be the ONLY means by which the Department of State notifies selectees of their selection for DV. 2020 The Department of State will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email U S. embassies and consulates will not provide a list of selectees Individuals who have not been selected. also ONLY will be notified through Entrant Status Check You are strongly encouraged to access. Entrant Status Check yourself Do not rely on someone else to check and inform you. In order to immigrate DV selectees must be admissible to the United States The DS 260 Online. Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application electronically and the consular officer in person. will ask you questions about your eligibility to immigrate under U S law These questions include. criminal and security related topics,UNCLASSIFIED,UNCLASSIFIED. All selectees including family members must be issued visas by September 30 2020 Under no. circumstances can the Department of State issue DVs nor can USCIS approve adjustments after this. date nor can family members obtain DVs to follow to join the principal applicant in the United States. after this date, See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the selection process. Submitting a Digital Photograph Image, You can take a new digital photograph or scan a recent taken within the last six months photograph.
with a digital scanner as long as it meets all of the standards below DV entry photos must be of the. same quality and composition as U S visa photos You can see examples of acceptable photos here. https travel state gov content travel en us visas visa information resources photos photo. examples html Do not submit a photograph older than six months or a photograph that does not meet. all of the standards described below Submitting the same photograph that you submitted with a prior. year s entry a photograph that has been manipulated or a photograph that does not meet the. specifications below will result in disqualification. Your photos or digital images must be, Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3 8 inches 22 mm and 35 mm or 50 and. 69 of the image s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head View. the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details. Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance. Taken in front of a plain white or off white background. Name last family name first name middle name exactly as it appears on your passport If you have only one name it must be entered in the last family name field 2 Gender male or female 3 Birth date day month year 4 City where you were born 5 Country where you were born Use the name of the country currently used

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