American Visa Lottery 2013 Opens

The online registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program will begin at on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. The deadline is Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. It is free for anyone to fill the form online at Be aware that emails soliciting for money from legible winners is fraud. Winners will find out next year only by visiting the same website where they applied.
For information on the photograph size and other requirements, click here.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Successful DV entrants must be eligible to receive a visa by qualifying based on education, work, and other requirements. The law and regulations require that every DV entrant must have at least:
-A high school education or its equivalent OR
-Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years’ training or experience.

To learn more about qualifying occupations, see the Diversity Visa Instructions Frequently Asked Questions and the List of Occupations webpage.

Those who applied last year for the 2012 program may check the status of their entries through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website now through June 30, 2012.

Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters
The U.S. Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review the procedures for the DV program provided here, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.

  1. Ataglo jerry Reply

    Those selected will be notified by mail n will be provided futher instructions, including on fees connected with immigration to the US. Are mails use in notification? Do i pay money for relating to information on fees connected with immigration to the us?

    • admin Reply

      Those selected will not be notified by email. You have to check back on the website where you applied to know if you’ve won.

  2. eric Reply

    and is there anyway alternative way of checking if you won if u lost ur details?

  3. michael lamptey Reply

    I w

  4. michael lamptey Reply

    I want to ask that if my checking does not go thorough but i have won all right, that means it will expire?

  5. michael lamptey Reply

    What about if i haven seen weather i have won or not and i submit another visa lottery ,is it going to be multiple and lead to disqualify?

  6. Olatunji Emmanuel Olawale Reply

    I apply for 2012 american visa lottery and i can’t find my confirmation no to check the result i want to know if am selected

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