DV-2020 Confirmation Number

DV-2020 Confirmation Number. (Confirmation Code)

DV-2020 Confirmation Number will be provided to each primary applicant when they are applying for the draw. Once their E-DV entry is accepted successfully. It will be displayed in the success page with the applicant’s name with the success message. If you don’t see this page, It means your entry is not included in the draw. So try again to submit it before the closing date. In Africa DV Lottery agents used to provide fake confirmation numbers to their customers. So when these innocent people try to check their results in the official website it will display error code. Inb the meantime the agent will chek the rsults for his clients and if any of those are selected as winner then he will contact them and will ask money to provide the confirmation number or the related email address to the successful client to continue with their selection.

DV-2020 Confirmation Number Sample.

If the participant has successfully submitted his entry, then the DV-2020 confirmation will be shown like this as his Application is accepted in to the draw.

Don’t throw away the confirmation number.

Don’t throw away the confirmation number after checking your selection results. The State Department may select some more winners in the future, if the select4ed people didn’t proceed with their winning. They must issue all the available visas for this fiscal year. So they may announce to check your results to see if you are selected for the draw in the second chance. So keep your confirmation number in a safe place till the draw close on 30th September 2020.

DV-2020 Confirmation Number Sample: 2020KPYT45DRSB72

DV2020 participant must keep a record of this confirmation number. It will consists 16 Alphanumeric code that will begin with the fiscal year 2020. Applicant can write down, print or get a photo of this code.

Why this code is so important?
Because in the coming year you can check your DV-2020 Results by using the confirmation code along with your personal information. Even one number or letter is missing or typed in the field, then there will be no selection results will be displayed. Instead a error message will be shown to the applicant.

Confirmation Code.

Can I use the previous year confirmation code to check my selection results in 2019?
No it won’t help you to check the selection results under the dv2020 American visa draw.

My agent doesn’t like to give me the confirmation code. What to do?
Nothing can’t be done. He may ask you to pay him some heavy money, if he founds out that you are selected as a winner in the draw, next year. If you had paid service money for application form submission service, then you can contact your local police to get the confirmation code from him.

I had lost my confirmation number due to computer crash. Can I recover it?
Yes,  you can recover it for DV-2019 and DV-2020 programs. But you must use the correct name fields. The email that was entered in the entry form. Use the official website for it. If your agent had applied for you and you don’t know thw email address, then you won’t be able to recover it.
Or visit www.dv-confirmation.com

DV-2020 Confirmation Number

DV-2020 Photos.

DV-2020 Photos are very important for to participate in this visa draw. It should be taken according to the photo instruction. It can be a digital photo or scan image. But the image file should have the width, height and file size as per the instructions. Other wise the photo file will not be accepted by the program when you upload it. If the quality is not good as DV-2020 photos, your entry may be rejected in the later stage due to the photo file.

The same photo requirements for the selected dv 2020 winners and for those who are intended to apply for the dv 20222 visa lottery program.

DV-2020 Photos Important Notice.

Don’t wear eye glasses (spectacle)
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: Back round color of the photo should be WHITE or OFF-WHITE.
Don’t wear funny caps or head gears. (Only religious head gears are accepted)
Only color photo files are accepted.
Don’t use the photo files that were used in the previous year draws (DV-2019 or DV-2018).
Group photos are not accepted.
Black and white or mono chrome digital photo files will not be accepted.
Digital photo file size must be 240kb or less.

The photo file should be a recently captured one. normally within 6 months on the date that you are applying for the draw. If you use older photos there are chances for your entry to be removed from the draw.

“Additional Requirements for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program

Diversity Visa Program Entrants

If you are entering the Diversity Visa (DV) Program online, you must upload your DV-2020 photo the digital image as part of your entry. Your digital image must be:

  • In JPEG (.jpg) file format
  • Equal to or less than 240 kB (kilobytes) in file size
  • In a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)
  • 600×600 pixels in dimension

Do you want to scan an existing photo  for DV-2020? In addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photo must be:

  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)
  • Scanned at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter)

Diversity Visa Program DV-2020 Selectees

Each DV applicant will need to bring two (2) identical photos to the interview. Your photos must be:

Printed on photo quality paper
2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size

Want to take the photo yourself?

While we recommend you use a professional visa photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements, you may take the photo yourself. Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. Please review the following technical requirements and references for guidance on taking your own photo.”
View Sample Photos.
DV-2020 Photos
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DV-2020 Allowed Countries.

DV-2020 Allowed Countries are searched by millions of people in the internet to see whether their country is allowed to participate or not. The allowed country list is now available in the internet. The list was announced by the US State Department, just before the DV Lottery application submission period.

Which countries are NOT eligible for green card lottery 2020?

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.

DV-2020 Allowed Countries List.
Now available through the American Government website. It is very big and we can’t publish it here.
If your country is not in the Not eligible country list, then you can participate, if you meet the education/work experience. All the African countries except Nigeria born people are allowed to participate in the DV2020 draw.


If you see the DV-2019 instructions, following countries are not eligible to apply,because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.
They were Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

Special notice.
Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons
born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

Not born in a qualifying country?

You can still Participate in the Draw, If you are eligible in any of the following method.

There are two circumstances in which you still might be eligible to apply. First, if your derivative spouse was
born in an eligible country, you may claim charge ability to that country. As your eligibility is based on your
spouse, you will be issued an immigrant visa only if your spouse is also eligible for and issued an immigrant visa. Both of you must enter the United States together using your DVs. Similarly, your minor dependent child can be “charged” to a parent’s country of birth.

Second, you can be “charged” to the country of birth of either of your parents as long as neither of your parents was born in or a resident of your country of birth at the time of your birth. People are not generally considered residents of a country in which they were not born or legally naturalized, if they were only visiting, studying in the country temporarily, or stationed temporarily for business or professional reasons on behalf of a company or government of a country other than the one in which you were born.

If you claim alternate changeability through either of the above, you must provide an explanation on the E-DV Entry Form, in question #6.

Is Nigeria is in the eligible country list for the DV lottery 2020?
Nigeria and Bangladesh born people are not allowed to participate in the DV-2020 program, as per its instructions.

All the African country born people are allowed to participate in DV-2020, except the Nigerian born ones.

Read DV-2020 Instructions for the allowed country list.

Allowed Countries
DV Lottery 2020

Allowed Country List For Africa.

Algeria, Angola,
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,Ethiopia, Gabon,Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

How ever persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons
born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

DV 2020 Opening Date.

DV 2020 opening date was announced by the U.S State Department through the public media and through the internet websites. Every things went normal and the dv2020 program was opened in October 2018 and was closed on November 2018. Normally this program will allow participants to submit their applications online for a period of 30 – 32 days.

DV-2020 Was Opened

on Noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and was closed on noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT5),Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

During this period the official dv lottery website had provided online E-DV entry forms and then accepted the duly filled application forms  from the participants.

DV-2020 was the diversity visa lottery program held in 2018.

Opened Date: As announced. 03/10/2018
Closed Date:   As announced. 06/11/2018

During this period nearly 14 million people from all over the world had submitted their entries in to this draw. There was no facility to submit paper entries during this application submission period.
All the entrants must use a internet connected PC, Laptop or any hand held device like Smartphone or Tablet to download the E-DV entry form and have to fill the Application form. it should be submitted within 60 minutes of time with the applicants photos as acceptable digital file format.

Once the application form is accepted by the State Department, they will display a success p[age with your full name, confirmation number and of your year of birth. Get a print out of this screen display or write it down and keep it in a safe place.

Notice for participants.
DV Lottery participants must have born in an eligible country.
Must meet the Education/ Work Experience.
Don’t wear spectacles when capturing your digital image.
Using older digital photo files that were used in the previous draws are prohibited for the current draw DV-2020.
Your confirmation number will work as password to check the selection results in the coming year.
KCC will not send individual selection results by postal mail or through emails.

USA visa lottery 2020 Results.

In the year 2019, use these information to find your selection result through the official website by feeding them in the required fields.
A person is allowed to submit only one entry as primary applicant with his / her name.
There is no fee should be paid for to participate in the draw.
It is totally free during the entry submission period.
Always go to the website that is ending with .gov, other wise you may have to pay money to those websites that used to charge a fee for to submit your entry. Some time those people may hold your confirmation number and if you are selected as a winner they may demand large some of money from you.
So take care. Read our website regularly for new updates.

DV 2020 Opening

DV 2020 Instructions.

DV 2020 Instructions are now available in the official website.

American Diversity Visa Instructions, DV-2020
The DV-2020 Instructions are already published. Keep watching this page to view the details of translated versions of it.

Those who want to participate in this diversity visa draw must read and understand this instructions before to submit their entries. As there are many strict rules applies to this American Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

DV 2020 Instructions


This latest DV Instructions will cover all the aspects related to this computer selection program.
This will say about the eligible countries and will provide the allowed country list and the NOT allowed country list.
You can read why some countries are not allowed to participate.
How to make your digital photo file for the current DV Program and how to upload them too will be described in this instructions.

This instructions will guide you on how to get the DV-2020 Application form in the internet. There are guide to fill the application form and how to get your confirmation for to see your selection in the coming year.
There are instructions on how to use an agent to submit your E-DV entry to the draw and what precaution must to take when you are submitting an entry through an agent to the American visa program.

There are no fees charged to submit an entry although the instructions will guide you on this matter and the related visa processing fees and many other things.

Official Language of the draw is set as English Language and the instruction in the English language will be considered as the governing one. So don’t confuse with translated versions of this DV-2020 Instructions.

Unofficial DV-2020 Instructions used to be available in the following languages.
Take note, that the English language one is the official one.











Official DV-2019 Instructions here.
DV-2020 Instructions.

DV 2020 Instructions

DV-2020 Application Form

DV-2020 Application Form.

A person can apply ONLY ONE ENTRY (APPLICATION FORM. E-DV Entry) as primary applicant, with his name.
If try to apply more than one entry for the dv2020 draw, they will be rejected.
Some time you may be marked as a person who is trying to cheat in the current visa lottery system.

DV-2020 Application Form will be provided through the official website of the American Government. This is the one and only way to participate in the American diversity visa lottery program. An eligible qualified person can submit only one entry during the application form submission period. No fee will be charged for to submit an entry in to the system with your digital photo file.

Each year millions of people used to submit their entries online for to try their luck in the American visa draw. When lot of people try to access the website, the site may go down and the forms may not be available for some time. Try for it after some time.

Some time when the forms are available and when fill it and submit it back,  you may not get any response from the servers. In that case you have to download a new form and start the process once again. Not seeing your confirmation number means, your entry has not been submitted in to the draw. So you have to fill and submit the application form till you get the success page with your confirmation number in the screen.

DV-2020 Application Form Download.

PC, Laptop or any of the hand held devices that are connected to the internet can be used to download and fill this application form by those eligible people. Their filled entries should include their new digital photo file. Once the entry is accepted, the system will display the success page with their confirmation number through their screen. This confirmation number will work as password for to check your selection results in the coming year. So it should be saved or written down and kept in a safe place.

How much is the Fee to participate in the USA visa draw?
Nothing. But if you are selected you will be asked pay a visa processing fee of US$ 330 on the day of your interview, if you were called. All the dependents too must pay the visa processing fee, even if they are not traveling with you.

How many pages there are in the DV Application form?
For a single person there is only one page, in the application form.
For a married person there will be two pages.

Do I have to fill all the fields?
Yes, if you don’t fill them properly and submit it, the form will be shown back to you to fill those fields.
Fill and submit the form within 60 minutes of downloading it. If  can’t do it in time get a new application form and start the process.

Questions about DV-2020 Application Form.

When the E-DV entries will be available?
From 3rd of  October 2018 till 6th of November 2018.

Can I use the last year application form which I had saved in the computer?
No, it is a time limited form. You should download a fresh one from the website and should use it within the given 60 minutes time period.

Is it possible to enter my name in Ethiopian alphabets and to use our numbers for the date of birth?
No, the form should be used the English alphabets and numbers only.

How I know my entry had been accepted?
If your entry is accepted, then you will be shown with a success page which will contain your confirmation number. This confirmation number will work as password for to check your results in the coming year.

Countries that are eligible to participate in this year’s Green card Draw Program.
All countries are allowed to participate except these countries. They are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Nigeria and Bangladesh born people were NOT allowed to participate in DV-2020 draw as they were placed in the ineligible country list. They have to wait and see whether their countries will be allowed to participate or not in the coming year draw.

Countries below are not eligible for DV-2020 as per US State Department.

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam born people are not allowed.

DV-2020 Application Form. Check list for participants.

1. Your birth happened in an eligible country? If not check, Instructions for other options to participate in the draw.
2. Do you have the required education/work experience as mentioned in the Instructions?
3. Need one color American visa photo file that was captured within the last 6 months according to the instructions.
4. Participant must have her/his own email address. (Winners will not be announced through email or postal mail.)
5. Ability to use one of the internet connected device to access the official green card draw website.
6. First of all, read the DV-2020 Instructions and understand it. ( English version)

Application Form.

DV-2020 Application Form
DV Lottery 2020

American Diversity Visa Lottery Program

American Diversity Visa Lottery Program is the one and only true draw that used to give visas to live and work in the USA legally.This is the only program in the world that will give visa to live in a country (USA) under a computer draw. Anyhow don’t think that this draw is a simple and easy one.

Now in 2020 you can submit one entry to DV 2022, if you have valid International passport.
DV-2022 Final Date to Apply will be announced soon.
After the final date, Application form will not be available to submit.

Total available visas under DV program: 50,000
How many winners will be selected? : Around 100,000

Countries that are NOT allowed:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

American Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

It is covered with tough strict selection rules and the American Government’s many Department will check winners back ground before allowing them to enter in to the USA. There is no fee charged to participate in the name selection draw. But a visa processing fee of US$ 330 should be paid by the selected winner when called for the interview to show his eligibility to get one of the available visas.
When called for the interview to view your eligibility at the time of the interview, as a winner you have to provide original high school certificates, birth certificate, valid passport with enough blank pages, medical fitness certificate and one affidavit of support through I-134 form from one American citizen or LPR holder. Without these the visas may refused and you will lose the visa processing fee too.

American Diversity Visa FY 2021 Program.

Requirements for to participate in DV-2021 Draw.
Birth in eligible country.
Must have valid International passport.

High School Degree / Work Experience (Not all works are accepted)
One recent Digital color photo file.
One own e-mail address.

Need to know.

50,000 visas are available and the selected winners will be around 100,000 in other words not all the winners may not have the required eligibility. The allocated 50,000 visas should be given out before the fiscal year program closes.
In conclusion an eligible person is allowed to submit only one entry.
A married couple can submit each one entry for the whole family, if both of them meet the eligibility requirements.
Similarly you must be eligible by birth and must have the required education/work experience.
Therefore you have to include Applicants spouse and children, if she/he is a married person.

Important Facts.

However you must be selected in the draw with low case number.
Winners with high case numbers may not be called for the interview as the visas used to exhaust quick.
Above all clean life should be shown through the recent police clearance certificate.
After that health should be proven through the medical examination.
For instance you will need to provide a Petitioner and he should be an American citizen or LPR status holder.
Otherwise have to proof that Applicant is a rich person to stand the expenses in the USA.
However if selected as a winner, must complete the process before 30th September next year.
For any reason if DV application is refused, visas will not be issued.
And in addition the visa processing fee too will not be returned.

In conclusion, there is no way to challenge the refusal or to file case against the decision of the interviewing consular officer.

Source: USCIS

Useful Links for DV Lottery Program.

Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery.
DV Lottery Help
DV Results.
Lost DV Confirmation.

Sample DV2021 Photo.

American Diversity Visa