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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 program according to the formula in Section 203(c) of the INA. The countries whose natives …

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Frequently Asked Questions 21 – 24

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 result in delays. You can hit the “Submit” button as many times as is necessary …

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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 Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Each year, millions of people submit entries. Holding …

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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 to a country other than the one in which he/she was born under the provisions …

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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 number saved from their DV-2019 online entry registration to find out whether their entry has …

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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 image file size is 240 kilobytes (240 KB). – Image Resolution and Dimensions: Minimum acceptable …

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DV-2022 Eligibility

Requirement #1: Natives of countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States may be eligible to enter. If you are not a native of a country with historically low rates of immigration to the United States, there are two other ways you mightbe ableto qualify. • Is your spouse a native of …

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DV-2020 Entry period

Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2020 program electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 3, 2018, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Wednesday, 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 …

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