DV-2018 Lottery

DV-2019 American Diversity Visa Lottery.

DV-2019 is now accepting entries from the eligible participants from the month of October 2017 and it will close in third week of November, 2017. No one can submit entries before or after this dateline. There are 50,000 number of immigrant entry permits available under this fiscal year 2019 draw. Those who want to participate in this draw are requested to read the instructions carefully before to submit their application forms.

The opening and closing dates and the eligible country list had been announced by the U.S State Department. Visit this website regularly to get more updates on this draw. Nigeria and Bangladesh natives are still placed in the ineligible country list and people born there are not allowed to submit their entries. Nigerian and Bangladesh born people have to wait for the next draw DV-2020 announcement to see whether they will be allowed to participate in that US entry permit draw.

Eligible Countries.

The eligible natives mean those people who were born in eligible countries that are listed eligible by the State Department. Birth is the important thing to participate in this draw regardless of which country citizenship a person is holding now. To be an eligible country, it should have sent less than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years. Countries like India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Nigeria and Pakistan are ineligible to submit application forms as they had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years. Ecuador born people are eligible to participate in the American visa lottery program from the year 2017.

Requirements for the Applicants

Applicants who want to participate in this visa draw must have successfully completed high school certificate after studying in the lower and high schools for a total of 12 years or must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in an occupation after learning/practicing it for a period of 2 years. These jobs must come in the Job Zone 4 or 5, classified in (SVP) range of 7.0 or higher in the O-net database.

Don't use photos that were used last year. You will need new photos.

Family Members

Unmarried person is required to play as a single applicant while an eligible married person must include details and individual digital photo files of his/her spouse and all their children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 even if the children are not living with them or not intended to travel to the USA with the primary applicant. Those gay partners too can participate in this draw, if they are legally married. Children with American LPR or American citizenship are not to be included in the draw. America approves only monogamy marriages, so people with more than one spouse are not allowed to participate in this DV draw. Father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunty and grandparents can't be included in this draw as family members.

Winner Selection

Once the entry submission period is over, computers in the KCC used to select nearly 100,000 entrants as winners from the duly submitted entries. These winners will be allowed to proceed with their winning. Take note that winning a slot in this program will not give you the visas instantly but will allow you to apply for it following the normal immigrant visa procedures. Also you must attend the visa interview where the American diversity visa processing fee is US$ 330 per person. Once received the entry permit they have to pay another payment of US$ 165 to the USIS, before they depart to the USA.

Winner Notification

Postal mail, email, fax or phone will NOT be used to announce the selected winners.
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All the participants must check their selection results through the official dv lottery website from the month of May.

Checking your DV Results.

If you have the confirmation number starting with 2018, then visit this website here, there enter the confirmation number and the personal details of the applicant and then verify yourself and submit the form. Results will be displayed as selected or not selected in the computer screen.

How the winners will be announced?

There is no more personal winner announcement method for the draw. Participants will have to check their results with their confirmation number in the online result viewing website. Or someone else can check it for you, if you have provided them with the confirmation number and other personal details.

Annual Diversity Visa Program

This lucky name selection draw provides quick, easy and legal path to immigrate to the USA. Married people can take their spouse and eligible children with them. The selected participants can immigrate to the USA, within short time with less cost, if they meet all the required eligibility and the luck to be selected in the computer name selection. There is no entrant fee is charged to submit your application forms to this draw. But those who are selected as winners must pay the visa processing fees when they are going to attend the interview under this program.

American Government used to offer 50,000 LPR statuses every year to natives from eligible countries. The draw is conducted by the U.S Government to keep the diversity of its people. For this they allow eligible people from countries which are sending less people to the U.S.A to participate in this diversity visa through random name selection program that is administrated through the internet.

DV-2018 Draw,

Website was opened on: 04th October 2016
It was closed on : 07th November 2016

The Applications form was provided for a period of 34 days. Now the application form providing facility under the DV-2018 is closed. Results now available through the official dv web site from the month of May 2017 and it will be kept open till September 2018.

Results checking website will be kept open and you can check your results as much times as you want. There is no fee charged to check your results.

Winners' case numbers for the interviews under this draw are now available through the internet.

DV-2018 winners name list or photos will not be available in the internet.


Results were provided in the year 2016 and the program was closed officially on 30th September 2017 after issuing visas under this fiscal year program.

Next DV Lottery Program.

The next visa lottery program will be called as DV-2020 and it is expected to accept entries in 2018.

Source: State Department, USA