NO US Embassy in my country.

No US Embassy in my country.

No US Embassy in my country and as a Diversity visa program winner what I have to do?
As per the instruction of the US State Department, DV winners in those countries which don’t have US Embassy in their countries must visit the nearest US Consular office that are near to their countries. There they can proceed with their diversity visa draw selection under the visa processing draw according to their case number. If the DV Winner have dependents too, then they too must attend the visa interview with her/him. Failure to do so will results in visa rejection.

We advise you before to make this expensive journey, make sure that you have required eligibility.
You have enough money to survive in the USA or have strong petitioners. (Sponsors).
If your visas are refused, you will loose your visa processing fee.
You can’t request for a visa review once again. Can’t complain against this decision to any office.
So make sure that your case is very strong on your side.

No US Embassy, will they pay money for me to attend the interview?

There will be no help can be given by the USA Government or its Embassy that you are interested to process your visa interview. You have to pay for the up and down transport, Lodging and meals. Further more you have to pay for the visa processing fees inducing your dependents. Medical examinations should be made on your expenses at the Medical officer that is recommended by the US state department, So don’t expect any financial support from the US Consular office that you are going to be interviewed at another county. (Iranian DV winners used to choose US Embassy in Turkey).

Those selected winners in the USA don’t have any problem, if their country don’t have US Embassy. They just wait for their case numbers to be current in any given month and can contact the USICS Office. Here they can covert their current US Status in to American LPR status. Those winners must pay the medical examination and processing fees to the relevant offices. Also they will have proof their eligibility and must provide one or more petitioners for their survival in the USA.



DV-2020 Official Results

DV-2020 Winners.

US State Department website.
DV-2021 is now accepting entries.

DV-2021 American Diversity Visa Program.

DV-2021 American Diversity Visa program had accepted entries from 02nd October 2019. On 05th November 2019 providing the E-DV Application Forms and accepting them back was closed. It is necessary for the Applicants to have their valid International passports to apply for the diversity visa program. They must provide the passport details in the Application Form. If not filled then the form will not be accepted.

DV 2021 Results.

DV 2021 Results will be available to check in the official website from 05th of June 2020 (New Date). Applicants can check their results by feeding their confirmation number and other personal information. For instance the winners must follow the displayed winning letter. Similarly those who are NOT selected can apply in the coming DV 2022 DV Draw.

Applicants must be eligible country born and must meets the education or work experience. Those DV-2020 winners who don’t have hope in receiving the American visa Interview letters too can participate in this draw. It means those who are selected under DV-2020 and if their case numbers are very high and they may not have the chance to be called for the interview. So they can try their luck in this dv-2021 American visa draw to immigrate to the USA under this DV-2021 American Diversity Visa, the official visa program.

DV-2021 Applicants Must Take Note.

  • Must had born in an eligible country.
  • Need to meet required education/ work experience.
  • Valid International Passport is Required to enter in to the Application Form.
  • Need to fill Passport number, Issued date and who issued it.
  • You have 60 minutes only to download, fill and submit it back within 60 minutes.
  • If can’t do it in 60 minutes get a new form and start the process once again.
  • Only one entry. Don’t try to submit more than one entry with your name as primary applicant.
  • Must include your spouse and all the eligible children. Failure will result in Entry Rejection.
  • Keep your DV2021 Confirmation number in a safe place. You may need it till the closing date of the draw.
  • Use only new color photos. Don’t use the photos that wee used for DV-2020 or DV-2019 draws.
  • Don’t loose or change your passport till 30th September 2021. If did so, it may affect, if selected as winner.
  • Don’t engage in fake marriage which can result in complete refusal.
  • You must have lot of money for USA survival or a sponsor person from USA, if you are selected as a winner.

DV 2021 Available Visas.

Millions of people are trying to check their luck to immigrate to the USA legally and easily. There are 50,000 visas available. (Officially 55,000 slots are provided world wide). Only certain country born people are allowed to participate in this draw. Because this is a program to make balance in the diversity of the people living in the USA and if your country had sent lot of people to the USA, then you will not be allowed to participate in the draw.

Similarly India, Pakistan, Philippines, China and some other country born people are not allowed to participate in this draw. If you are married to a eligible country born person, then you too can apply claiming your spouse birth country for eligibility. Although if you are selected as a winner, then you must enter in to the USA along with your spouse and you will not be allowed to enter in to the USA alone as you may hold the American visa.

DV 2021

The DV program is best suited for young educated people who have enough fund and a  relative or friend who can sponsor them when they are selected for the program with lower case number.
It is not good for to participate in the draw, if you had violated any of the American Immigration law or convicted for any offense in your country. Although it is very rare to get the visa with your vocational training. In conclusion this draw is good for people with GCE A/L, WAEC , HSC or other 12 years of education requiring education certificate.

DV2021 American Diversity Visa Draw Instructions.
Apply Here.



Visa Processing Fee For DV-2020

Visa Processing Fee For DV-2020.

Visa Processing Fee for DV-2020 visa lottery program should be paid by each winners. Payment should be made  ONLY to the consular office on the day of their interviews. Keep in mind you are paying this fee only to the consular office and they will issue the receipt for the payment.

How much is the Diversity Vsa processing fee?
It is US$ 330 for a person.
If you are a winner with wife and 3 children then your visa processing fee will be like this.
5  x 330 = US$1,650. This is the amount you must pay as the Diversity Visa Processing fee on the Day of your interview or when petitioning for Green card through Adjustment of Status as a diversity visa lottery winner while staying in the USA.

Paying the visa fees will not guarantee that you will be issued with the American Immigrant visa.
This fee will not be returned to you if your visas are rejected for any given reason.
If the winner have dependents each of them too must pay this fee on the day of the interview.  It does not matter whether they are intended to move to the USA or not.

Before you pay the diversity visa processing fee to the Embassy, make clear whether you have the required education qualification.
Your Sponsor is good enough to sponsor you.
Whether you have included all the eligible people in the primary entry form, when participated in the draw.
Your life is good without any criminal offenses.
You don’t have any communicable diseases.
Don’t try go with a fake marrige arrangement.

Visa Processing Fee Payment.

The fee can be payed in cash either in US Dollar Currency or through local currency according to the Consular office providing official bank exchange rate. The office will provide you receipt for that payment.
Never send money to overseas through money transfers or through banks to get American visas. Lot of fake people are trying to get money under the name of the US Visa Program.
Never respond to Emails and phone calls that claim you are a visa winner.
Only way is to check the results is to check through the official website with your confirmation number.

If I they refuse to give me visa under the DV Program, Can I complaint?
No it is one time decision. The results can’t be challenged. There is no place for you to complaint about the refusal of the DV-2020 visas.

USCIS Immigrant Fee.

All those winners who had received their visas and their dependents who had been issued with the visas should pay the USCIS immigrant fee for each of them before going to America. It is US$ 165 and the fee should be paid through online method. If you don’t pay this fee, you will not get the American Green card. This is the final fee you pay under the Diversity visa winner processing to reach the USA.

Green Card Information.

If you are selected as a winner in the DV-2020 visa lottery program read the following advice.
There is one special section available for those children who are going to be 21 years after the entry submission period. Yourself as parent winner need to get special permission for that child for the interview.
Children born after entry submission and after submitting the online visa application can be included in the visa application form on the day of the interview with their name, visa photo and their details.

The Visa processing under DV2021 had already started on 01st of October 2019. This process will close on 30th September 2020. Take note that all the processing should be done before this closing date. After this date the winner selection will become as “NULL”. Every thing under this draw will be closed. The winning can’t be carried over to next year draw DV2021 or DV 2022. So do every thing early to avoid such situation.




Visa Processing Fee

DV-2020 Winner.

DV-2020 Winner.

DV-2020 winner must be able to understand the  US. State Department’s Diversity visa processing procedures. If you are selected as a winner and had seen the winning Letter in the computer must get a printout of it in the first place. It should be taken with you to the embassy when you are going for the visa interview. Also note the case number in the letter, this should be mentioned in the communication when you are contacting KCC or Other American Offices.


There are two kinds of winners for the DV-2020 Green Card draw.
1. Winners staying in the USA legally.
2. Winners staying outside of the USA.

Selected winners will be given with a unique case number through their winning notification.
For example see this case number 2020AS00023051
2020 is the year of the program.
AS means the person is selected under the Asia region and need to wait for the case number to be current under the Asia region.
00023051 is the given case number for him. He will be called for the interview when 23051 is current in any month.

However all the winners must be ready to proof their education requirements.
They must be ready to pay US$ 330 for the visa processing. (All the dependents too should pay the processing fee.)
Each person must provide Affidavit of support to be issued with the visas at the time of the interview.
Winners must follow the visa bulletin to see when their case numbers are going to become current.
Trying to display fake marriages will end up with 99 years of entry ban to the USA.

DV-2020 Winners in the USA.

Winners staying in the USA must follow the instructions for their adjustment of their current status to LPR status (Green Card) when their case numbers are current. They must prepare their certificates and required translations along with the originals for the interview. They must keep watching the visa bulletin to see when their case numbers are becoming current. If it is available. they can proceed with the submission. Must go to the designated medical office for their medical examinations. Also they must get a Affidavit of support from an American citizen or American LPR holder. They must use I-864 form for Affidavit of support. Those who can display enough funds to live in the USA is not requested to provide Affidavit of support.

Green Card Through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

If you are selected as a winner in the DV-2020 read here.

DV-2020 Winner selected while living in his own  country.

If you see the winning notification letter in the computer, get a printout of it and keep in a safe place.
You will need the winning notification at the time of the interview.
Clearly mark your case number that is given in the winner notification.
1. Use the online visa application form DS-260. Sample Form. You must use separate forms for all your dependents including your spouse.
When you are creating new password keep it in a safe place.
You must provide affidavit of support providing person’s details (Petitioner/Sponsor) in the form. If necessary you can change the details with another person.
If you are ready, go and start filling the online visa application form DS 260.
You can stop – the filling of the form any time and come back and can start again.

Visa interviews under dv-2020.

Visa processing has started on 01st of October 2019 for the winners who were selected under the DV 2020 draw.
This program will close on 30th September 2020. (After this date all the winning will go NULL)
Case number 0001 will be called first for the visa interview.
Thereafter numbers will be called for interview in the numerical and regional order.
Use the Visa Bulletin to find out which case numbers are going to be current in the coming month.
Take note that all the winners will NOT be called for the interviews as there are  only 50,000 visas will be available.
There are nearly 100,000 selected winners and according to the rule no country can get more than 3,500 visa in any FY program.

Those who don’t have American Embassies in their country can visit a nearby country as announced by the US State Department to attend the visa interview. In the Consular Office of the USA, in that country they can attend their visa interviews under the FY 2020 visa draw selection. Take note: All the fees including traveling, Lodging, Meals and Medical Examination fees should be paid by the Applicant.
The American Embassy will not provide any support on Diversity Visa Winner Processing for any person.
In addition to this some Embassies may need to be present half hour before to the interview time. Check with the Embassy website.

50,000 visas and 100,000 Winners.

Visas are provided under first come first served basis.(Therefore don’t miss your visa interview for any reason)
There are 50,000 visas only available and they had selected nearly 100,000 winners under the draw.
This is because not all the selected winners may not have the required qualifications to issue with the American visas.
Don’t sell your properties or don’t leave your job till you are called for the interview and given with the American visas.
Visa processing fee for each person is US$ 330 and it can be paid in local currency.
In addition never send money by bank or through money transfer to overseas to get American visas.
You will pay the visa processing fee to the American consular office on the day and time of your visa interview date.

You can’t request to re-schedule your visa interview. To do so you must provide Medical certificate (This is not available in all countries)
Therefore don’t miss it as the next person may get the visa and you may see the visas had exhausted notice.
Don’t listen to your Agent and do fake marriages as it will end up your chance for helping another person to get visa.
You will be banned from entering in to the USA for 99 years.

Affidavit of Support for DV-2020 Winner.

Thereafter the winners in the USA must use the I-864 Affidavit of Support form.
Winners staying out side of the USA must need to use I-134. Meanwhile some country consular offices may ask for I-864 form. Therefore check with your local US Consular office. There is no fee will be charged for submitting such Affidavit of Support form. You can change the petitioner’s name and can provide many affidavits of support too.

Once you are issued with the American visas, thereafter you have to pay another processing fee to the USCIS office through online before you are issued with your new Green card.


DV 2020 winner

Allowed countries for the DV-2020 Draw.

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
Read More.


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