DV-2019 English

List of countries by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2019

The list below shows the countries whose natives are eligible for DV-2019, grouped by geographic region. Dependent areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. USCIS identified the countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV-2019

Frequently Asked Questions 29 – 33

29. I am already in the United States. If selected, may I adjust my status with USCIS? Yes, provided you are otherwise eligible to adjust status under the terms of Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you

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25. What if I lose my confirmation number? You must have your confirmation number to access Entrant Status Check. A tool is now available in Entrant Status Check (ESC) on the E-DV website that will allow you to retrieve your

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21. How soon after I submit my entry will I receive the electronic confirmation notice? You should receive the confirmation notice immediately, including a confirmation number that you must record and keep. However, the unpredictable nature of the Internet can

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17. Can I download and save the E-DV entry form into a word processing program and finish it later? No, you will not be able to save the form into another program for completion and submission later. The E-DV Entry

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13. What family members must I include in my DV entry? Spouse: If you are legally married, you must list your spouse regardless of whether he/she lives with you or intends to immigrate to the United States. You must list

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COMPLETING YOUR ELECTRONIC ENTRY FOR THE DV PROGRAM 9. When can I submit my entry? The DV-2019 entry period will run from 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 3, 2017, until 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Standard

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5. What are the requirements for education or work experience? U.S. immigration law and regulations require that every DV entrant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent or have two years of work experience within the

Frequently Asked Questions

ELIGIBILITY 1. What do the terms “native” and “chargeability” mean? Native ordinarily means someone born in a particular country, regardless of the individual’s current country of residence or nationality. Native can also mean someone who is entitled to be charged

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-2019 entrants must go to the Entrant Status Check using the unique confirmation

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34. If I apply for a DV, but don’t qualify to receive one, can I get a refund of the visa fees I paid? No. Visa application fees cannot be refunded. You must meet all qualifications for the visa as

Technical Specifications

Taking a New Digital Image. If you submit a new digital image, it must meet the following specifications: – Image File Format: The image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format. – Image File Size: The maximum

Instructions for 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 the compositional and technical specifications listed below. Test your photos through the photo

Completing your Electronic Entry for the DV-2019 Program

Submit your Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (E-DV Entry Form or DS-5501), online at www.dvlottery.state.gov. We will not accept incomplete entries. There is no cost to submit an entry form. We strongly encourage you to complete the entry form yourself,

DV-2019 Eligibility

Requirement #1: Individuals born in countries whose natives qualify may be eligible to enter. If you were not born in an eligible country, there are two other ways you might be able to qualify. • Was your spouse born in

DV-2019 Entry period

Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2019 program electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Do not wait until the last week