2013 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Application Starts on October 4, 2011

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The Embassy of the United States of America today announced the beginning of the 2013 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery application season.  Applications for the 2013 DV Program will be accepted from October 4 to November 5, 2011.  Applicants may access the electronic Diversity Visa entry form (E-DV) at dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period.  Paper entries will not be accepted.  Applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter as heavy demand may result in website delays.  No entries will be accepted after noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on November 5, 2011.

Click Here to See  DV Lottery Instruction

The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements.  Every DV lottery entrant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent as defined by local requirements or have two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least three years of training or experience.  Applicants who do not meet the educational or work experience requirements will be disqualified.

2013 DV lottery accepting application starts on October 4th

2013 DV lottery accepting application starts on October 4th

A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for Diversity Visas.  The visas are distributed among six geographic regions globally, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to nationals of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past five years.  Within each region, no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.

For DV 2011, the Department of State received more than 12 million entries for the DV lottery program.  Of that number some 100,000 entrants were selected worldwide to further pursue a Diversity Visa, of which 55,000 received U.S. Diversity Visas.  For DV 2011, approximately 3,500 visas were issued to qualified Ethiopians through the DV program, the maximum number allowed worldwide.

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Beginning in 2005, the Department of State implemented an electronic registration system in order to make the DV process more efficient and secure.  Special technology and other means are used to identify those who commit fraud for the purposes of illegal immigration or those who submit multiple entries.

All entrants for the DV 2013 program will only find out the status of their entry online on the E-DV website Entry Status Check.   The online Entry Status Check will be the ONLY way selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2013.  The State Department will not be mailing out notification letters, nor will the Department send an email to those selected.

For detailed information about entry requirements, along with frequently asked questions about the DV lottery, please see the instructions for the DV-2013 Diversity Visa lottery on the Department’s Consular Affairs Website at dvlottery.state.gov.

For information about the visa process in Ethiopia, please visit the U.S. Embassy’s website at ethiopia.usembassy.gov.

Source: US embassy

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15 comments

Samson October 4, 2011 - 9:35 pm

It is by chance not by merit or right.

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Samson chidiebere orienta October 4, 2011 - 9:37 pm

It is by chance not by merit or by right.

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Ethiopia Desalegn October 7, 2011 - 2:36 pm

thank u so much dear Ocean for information abut DV Lottery

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Murad October 10, 2011 - 7:27 am

my name is murad ahmed iam 22 years old
iam a jobber men and education my work is library attendant

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bezabh abrha October 23, 2011 - 10:24 am

thank u

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hanan abdi nja November 21, 2011 - 2:23 pm

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hulubante bizuayew February 20, 2012 - 12:45 pm

thank you

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adugna ibsa March 20, 2012 - 10:59 am

HOW CAN I SEE MY DV LOTTERY 2013 RESULT?

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adugna ibsa March 20, 2012 - 11:31 am

how i know my dv lottery result?

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adugna ibsa aga March 27, 2012 - 11:48 am

how i see my dv lottery 2013 result?
1.i send by post house
2.dv maker

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Mohammed alamgir hossain March 28, 2012 - 6:54 am

Add

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Dereje Gemeda April 3, 2012 - 12:17 pm

I haven’t tried to fill any visa lottery still now. But I want to come to America. How I can come to the country?

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habib sano May 7, 2012 - 9:28 am

HOW CAN I SEE MY DV LOTTERY 2013 RESULT?

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sharshani May 10, 2012 - 6:42 am

How can I get my DV 2013 result.

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UMER HASSEN May 15, 2012 - 3:27 pm

HOW CAN I SEE MY DV LOTTERY 2013 RESULT?

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