Green card lottery DV-2022: full instructions in Russian
Registration for participation in the DV-2022 green card lottery is already open. Especially for its readers, ForumDaily publishes a complete instruction for participation in Russian.
The annual Multinational Alien Visa Program is mandated by the US Congress and is administered by the US Department of State.
Section 203 (c) of the Immigration and Citizenship Act (INA) provides for the creation of a category of immigrants born in different countries (Diversity immigrants), which allows obtaining the status of permanent resident representatives of countries with a historically low level of immigration in the United States.
2022 55 visas for this program have been allocated to 000 fiscal year. Registration for the DV program is completely free.
Applicants selected by the DV program must meet simple, but strict criteria in order to obtain DV visas. Winning applications for DV visas are determined by the State Department through a random selection made using a computer. Visas are distributed among six geographic regions in such a way that no country can receive more than 7% of DV visas issued during any one year.
Applications for visas under the DV-2022 program are not accepted from natives of the following countries from which more than 5 immigrants arrived in the United States in the previous 50 years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, South Korea, United Kingdom of Great Britain (except Northern Ireland) including dependent territories and Vietnam.
Persons who were born in Macau (Special Administrative Region) and Taiwan are allowed to participate in the Program.
Who can participate in the DV program
Requirement #1: Applicants born in countries eligible to participate in the DV 2022 lottery are eligible to participate in the program.
If you were born in another country, there are two other cases where you can apply for a DV visa:
- Were your spouse born in a country whose residents can participate in the lottery? If so, you can indicate in your application the country of birth of your spouse instead of your country of birth, provided that you and your spouse receive visas and enter the United States at the same time.
- You were born in a country whose residents are not eligible to participate in the program, but not one of your parents was born in this country, and was not its permanent resident at the time of your birth? If yes, then you can indicate that the country of your origin is the country of birth of one of the parents, if the natives of the latter can participate in the DV-2022 lottery. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Requirement #2: Each applicant must meet the requirements of the DV program in terms of education or qualifications.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent (in the United States, this is the successful completion of the 12-year course in primary and secondary school).
OR have two years of work experience over the past five years, and this refers to work activities that require at least two years of training or work experience. The U.S. Department of State will use the U.S. Department of Labor database to determine eligibility requirements. O * net online.
More detailed information on the work experience requirements for the main applicant in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. If you do not meet these requirements, you should NOT apply for the DV program.
Applications for participation in the DV-2022 visa lottery must be sent electronically on the website dvprogram.state.gov Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Wednesday 7 October 2020 YearsEastern Standard Time (EST) tuesday, xnumx november xnumx year.
We kindly ask you not to wait for the last week of the aforementioned period for submitting applications, since increased demand may lead to site overload. Application forms submitted after the deadline for registration, or filled out on paper, will not be accepted. According to the law, the applicant or anyone on his behalf may submit only one application from one applicant during the registration period. The US Department of State uses specific technologies to identify multiple questionnaires submitted by one applicant. Applicants who have submitted more than one application will be disqualified.
The procedure for filing an application for the DV-2022 program
Applicants have access to the electronic application form (E-DV Entry Form or form DS-5501) Online dvprogram.state.gov ... Partially completed applications will not be accepted. Registration for participation in the DV program is absolutely free. It is better to use newer browsers to apply, as older browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 8) may not support online DV system.
It is strongly recommended that you fill out the application forms yourself, without resorting to the help of “visa consultants”, “visa agents” or other persons offering to submit questionnaires on behalf of the applicant. If you use someone else's services to fill out an application, you need to be personally present during its preparation in order to give correct answers to questions, print a confirmation page and personally receive your unique confirmation number.
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It is very important to save the confirmation page and the confirmation number. Without this information, you will not be able to enter the site for checking the status of the application form. Do not agree if anyone offers to keep this information for you. You also need to retain access to the email address you provided when submitting the application. See more information about possible scams in the Frequently Asked Questions. You can also watch a video presenting the DV-2022 program, which will help you to answer all the questions of the questionnaire and submit an initial application.
After filing the completed application, a confirmation will appear on the screen with the name of the applicant and the individual registration number. The applicant must print the confirmation and retain this printout.
From 8 May 2021, you can check the status of the application for DV-2022 on the site dvprogram.state.gov in section Entrant Status Check (Checking the status of the application) using this individual number and personal information to access. You must enter an individual registration number to check your status and date of interview for an immigrant visa. The State Department will not personally notify you of the prize. Section Entrant Status Check is the only source of information about your DV-2022 winnings, providing further instructions on how to work with the application. See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on selecting application forms.
When filling out the electronic form of the application form, you must provide the following information:
1. Name - last name, first name, middle name / middle name in strict accordance with your passport for traveling abroad. If you only have a name, you must enter it in the field for the last name.
2. FLOOR - male or female
3. DATE OF BIRTH - day month Year
4. CITY / HUMAN SETTLEMENT
5. COUNTRY OF BIRTH - the current name of the country in which the applicant was born is used
6. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN USED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DV PROGRAM - The country of origin usually coincides with the country of birth. The country of origin is not related to the country of residence or nationality, if they differ from your country of birth. If you were born in a country whose natives cannot participate in the DV lottery, please re-read the instructions in the Frequently Asked Questions section.
7. PASSPORT NUMBER, COUNTRY OF ISSUE AND DEADLINE validity of a valid unexpired foreign passport of the main applicant. This requirement applies only to the main applicant and does not apply to family members of the main applicant. You must fill in your current passport information only if you are not a stateless person, you are not a citizen of a communist regime country who cannot obtain a passport from the government of a communist regime country, or you are an individual waiver approved by the Chapter the US Department of Homeland Security; and the US Secretary of State.
8. APPLICANT'S PHOTO - Attached are recent (taken in the last 6 months) photos of the applicant, spouse / wife and all the children indicated in the application. See the “How to Send a Digital Photo” section for a description of the compositional and technical requirements for photographs. You do not need to include photographs of your spouse or children who are already US citizens or permanent residents. However, if you have done this, your application will not be disqualified.
Group photos will not be accepted. A separate photo is required for each family member. Application forms are subject to disqualification if photographs are attached to the application, in which any changes were made, as well as if the photos do not meet the requirements set forth below. Submitting the photos that were used in the previous green card draw will result in disqualification of your application. See “How to send a digital photo”.
9. MAILING ADDRESS - addressee, house number, street, city / town / village, district / region / province / state, zip code, country
10. COUNTRY OF LIVING AT THE MOMENT OF APPLICATION
11. PHONE NUMBER (at your discretion)
12. E-MAIL ADDRESS - You must provide an email address to which the applicant has direct access. It is also necessary that after receiving information about his winnings in May 2020, the applicant should continue to have direct access to this address. If you win and respond to your selection notice via Entrant Status Check, The State Department will email you that Entrant Status Check Information about your DV visa interview appeared. The State Department will never send an official letter to this address, confirming the DV prize.
13. SPECIFY THE HIGHEST EDUCATION LEVEL YOU HAVE REACHED AT THE TIME OF DRAWING: (1) primary education (only), (2) high school (without certificate), (3) secondary education (with certificate), (4) specialized secondary education, (5) incomplete higher education, (6) completed higher education, (7) post-graduate education, (8) master's degree, (9) graduate school, and (10) academic degree (Ph.D., Doctor of Science).
14. MARITAL STATUS - (1) is single / unmarried, (2) is married and my spouse is NOT a US citizen / resident or permanent resident of the USA, (3) is married and my spouse is a US citizen / resident or permanent resident United States, (4) divorced /, (5) widowed / widow, (6) I live separately by law.
Enter information about your spouse, including name, date of birth, gender, city and country of birth, and attach his / her photo that meets the same specifications as your photo. If the spouse is not indicated in the application form, this will lead to the disqualification of the main applicant and the refusal to issue visas to all family members for an interview. The spouse must be included in the application, even if you live separately, except when you live separately by written agreement, confirmed by a court decision. Spouses who are US citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not required to receive an immigration visa. Thus, if you indicate in your initial application “married / married and my spouse is a US citizen / resident or permanent resident of the USA”, you will not need to provide further information about the spouse.
15. DETAILS OF CHILDREN - The application form must contain the name, date and place of birth of all children who are not 21 years old, even if they do not live with you, and also regardless of whether they intend to immigrate with you. Attach an individual photo of each child to the application that meets the same technical requirements as your photo. The questionnaire should include:
- all biological children;
- all children adopted by you in a lawful manner;
- unmarried / unmarried stepsons and stepdaughters who have not turned 21 a year, even if you are no longer legally married to the parent of the child, and if the child is not living with you and / or will not immigrate with you.
Children who are married and children who have already turned 21 a year or more do not qualify for the DV visa. However, the Child Protection Act (CSPA) in certain circumstances protects the right to immigration of children older than 21. If the DV application was submitted before your unmarried child turned 21 a year, or the child turned 21 a year after submitting the application, but before the interview, the visa approval process may be the same as for children under the age of 21.
Children who have US citizenship or permanent resident status should not be included in the DV questionnaire, as they cannot participate in the DV program. However, in the event that a complete list of all children eligible for DV-visas is not submitted, the main applicant will be disqualified, and all family members will be denied visas during the interview.
See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more complete information about family members. See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on applying for the DV-2022 program.
Selection of DV winners
Based on the number of visas allocated to each region and each country, winners will be determined from all applications-forms that meet the requirements, by random computer selection. All applicants for a DV-2022 visa must go to the website in the section Entrant Status Check, to obtain information about the winnings, using your individual confirmation number, saved at registration. Winners can find out about their winnings through this section on the website. dvprogram.state.gov From 8 May 2021 to 30 September 2022. In the event of a win, the winners will be directed to a confirmation page, where they will receive further instructions, including information on fees related to immigration to the United States.
Entrant Status Check will be the ONLY source of information from which the winners will be able to learn that they have been selected for further participation in the DV-2022 program. The Department of State will not send out emails stating your winnings. US embassies and consulates will not provide lists of winners. Those who have not been selected will also be able to find out about this ONLY on the website in the section Entrant Status Check. It is strongly recommended to independently verify the information on the website in the section Entrant Status Checkwithout trusting third party verification.
In order to obtain immigration visas, applicants selected by arbitrary computer sampling, however, must comply with all the requirements of the US immigration law and must not have any restrictions on entering the country. Compliance with these requirements you will need to indicate in electronic form DS-260, and also personally confirm the consular officer for an interview. These questions may include criminal and security topics. The process of reviewing applications and issuing visas to DV applicants selected as a result of the lottery and to their family members eligible for such visas must be completed by midnight 30 September 2021. Under no circumstances, after the above-mentioned date, DV-visas or approval of a status change in the United States will not be issued; Family members of applicants for DV-visas for immigration to the United States with the aim of living together after the above date will also not be issued.
See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on how to select winners.
Instructions for submitting digital photos
A new (i.e., captured within the last 6 months) digital photo or a new (i.e., captured within the last 6 months) photograph scanned with a digital scanner must comply with the composition and specifications set out below.
Before submitting an application, the sender can check the quality of the photo on the E-DV website by clicking on the link “Photo Validator". The photo quality control program will help identify discrepancies with technical requirements, as well as show examples of “correct” and “incorrect” photos. Do not submit an old photo. Submission of the same photo as in the previous year, as well as photos that have undergone any processing, will result in disqualification of your application.
Examples of high-quality and compliant photos can be viewed by link.
The photograph or digital image must be:
- the size of the head (from the chin to the top of the head) in the photo should be 22 mm by 35 mm, or 50% -
69% of total snapshot size. Detailed information about the size of photos posted on Photo Composition Template
- made in the last 6 months
- made on a white or light neutral background
- the person should look straight into the lens
- facial expression should be neutral, both eyes open
- the person in the photo should be dressed in casual clothes
- the person in the photo should not be dressed in uniform, with the exception of religious clothes, which he wears daily
- a person must be depicted without a headdress, with the exception of clothes of a religious nature that he wears daily. The face must be completely open and the headgear must not
cover or shade face
- headphones, wireless hands-free headsets and similar devices are not allowed in the photo
- can not be photographed with glasses
- if you use a hearing device or other similar items daily, they may be in your photo.
See sample photos on page Photo Requirements.
Photos that were scanned from a driver’s license or from other official documents are not allowed. In addition, photographs from magazines, selfie photos, as well as those taken in photo shooters or a mobile phone camera, as well as full-length photographs, are not accepted.
During the application you will need to upload your photo. Your electronic image should be:
- JPEG (.jpg)
- Have a file size of no more than 240 kB (kilobytes)
- Have an aspect ratio like a square (height is equal to width)
- Resolution 600 × 600 pixels
If you want to scan a photo that you already have, in addition to the existing requirements, your photo should be:
- 51 x 51 mm
- scanned at a resolution of 300 points on
Use the app free photo tool Department of State to:
- choose a digital image that is stored on your computer;
- resize and position (if needed);
- cut it out so that it is square at exactly 600 x 600 pixels in (12 pixels per millimeter).
Pictures of children or babies
When photographing a child or baby in the photo there should be no unauthorized persons; the child should look straight into the camera and have open eyes.
Tip # 1: Lay the child on his back on a plain white or light-colored fabric. This will support the child’s head and have a solid background for the photo. Make sure that the child’s face is not shaded, especially if you are taking a photo, standing over the child, and the child is lying at this time.
Tip # 2: Cover the seat of the car with a plain white or light-colored cloth and take a picture
baby in that chair. This will also support his head for the shot.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT IS UNDERSTANDING THE NAMES AND THE “REFERENCE TO THE COUNTRY”?
A “native” is usually a person who was born in a particular country, and this person may currently reside in another country or be a citizen of it. However, in relation to immigration, the word “native” may also include an applicant who, under Section 202 (b) of the US Immigration and Citizenship Act, is entitled to “be assigned” to a country other than the country in which he / she was / a was born. Since there are quantitative restrictions for immigrants arriving from different countries and geographic regions, each immigrant is assigned to a specific country. You will also be subject to quantitative restrictions as a "ranked" country. Usually the country of "enrollment" refers to the country of your birth. However, you can “classify” yourself as the country of birth of your spouse, or the country of birth of either parent, provided that neither parent was born or resident in your country of birth. You can use only these three possible ways to select the country of "reassignment". Application form, where the country participating in the program is incorrectly indicated (that is, one to which the applicant cannot justify his application) will be disqualified.
2. CAN I GIVE A STATEMENT IF I WAS BORN IN A COUNTRY WHICH RESIDENTS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOTTERY?
You can apply in two cases. Firstly, if your spouse was born in a country whose residents have the right to participate in the lottery, you can classify yourself as the country of birth of your spouse. Since in this case the right of the main applicant to participate in the lottery is determined by the country of birth of the spouse, the DV-1 visa will be issued to the main applicant only if the spouse has the right to participate in the lottery and he / she can be granted a visa DV-2. In this case, both spouses must together enter the United States on DV visas. Similarly, a child can be counted among the parent's country of birth. Secondly, you can classify yourself as the country of birth of any of the parents, despite the fact that not one of the parents was born or was not a permanent resident of the country of your birth. Usually, people who are not born on its territory and not having / had its citizenship are not considered residents of the country if they temporarily visited this country or were sent to this country for business or professional reasons on behalf of their company or government. An applicant wishing to take advantage of this alternative assignment is required to indicate this in the 6 clause of the electronic application. An application form where the country participating in the program will be incorrectly indicated (i.e., if the applicant cannot substantiate his application for assignment to a particular country) will be disqualified.
3. WHY PEOPLE OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES CAN'T PARTICIPATE IN DV PROGRAM?
The goal of the program is to provide the possibility of moving to the USA for natives of countries with low immigration rates. In accordance with current legislation, “countries with high immigration rates” refers to countries from which more than 50 000 immigrated in the United States over the past five years on family reunification visas or on immigration work visas. Every year, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) summarizes the number of immigrants who arrived for family reunification or work immigration visas or changed their status in the US over the previous five years to identify countries with high immigration rates and, accordingly, to exclude these countries from participation in the annual DV lottery. Since the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calculates annually, the list of countries whose natives have the right to participate or will not be allowed to participate in the lottery may vary from year to year.
4. WHAT ARE THE REGIONAL LIMITATIONS OF VISA PAYMENTS WITHIN THE DV-2022 PROGRAM?
The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determines the annual regional limits for issuing DV visas based on the formula provided in Section 203 (c) of the Immigration and Citizenship Act. The limit on the number of visas issued in each country depends on the total number of applications received, as well as on how many selected applications meet the requirements for issuing a visa. Moreover, no country can get more than 7% of DV visas.
5. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO EDUCATION OR LABOR TRAINING?
US immigration law requires every DV applicant to have at least a high school education or equivalent, or two years of work experience in the past five years in a position that requires at least two years of study or practical experience. “Secondary education or its equivalent” means successful completion in the United States of 12 years of primary and secondary education, or successful completion in another country of a compulsory primary and secondary education comparable to secondary education in the United States. Documents confirming education or work experience must be presented to the consular officer during the visa interview. If you do not meet the education / work experience requirements at the time of the interview, your application will be disqualified and no family member will be able to obtain a visa.
6. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO SPECIALTIES FOR THE DV PROGRAM?
The US Department of Labor database will be used to determine eligibility requirements. O * net online. US Department of Labor Database (DOL) O * net online divides all specialties into five groups (job zones) Not all specialties listed on the Department of Labor website allow you to participate in the DV lottery. Applicant's work experience over the past 5 years must include at least two years in positions at least 7.0 in the Classification of Vocational Training (SVP - Special Vocation Preparation). If at the time of the interview you do not meet the requirements for education / work experience, your application will be disqualified and none of your family members will be able to obtain a visa.
7. HOW CAN I FIND A LIST OF PROFESSIONS ALLOWING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOTTERY ON THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SITE?
Such professions are listed in the database on the Department of Labor’s website O * net online.
Do the following:
1. Select “Find Occupation“Then click“Job family".
2. Being in the browser "Job family"Select a profession category and click"GO".
3. Select the transition to a particular specialty;
4. Then select “Job zone“To find the assigned group number as well as the SVP level.
For example, select “Aerospace engineers". Below the generic description of the category “Aerospace engineers”In subsection Job zone you will see the inscription Job Zone 4, SVP Range, 7.0 to <8.0meaning specialty “Aerospace engineers”Allows you to participate in the DV program. Further information is available on the website. Diversity Visa - List of Occupations.
8. DOES DV PROGRAM SET UP MINIMAL AGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE LOTTERY?
The minimum age for participation in the lottery is not provided. However, the requirement to have a secondary education or a certain length of service from the main applicant at the time of application submission gives grounds for disqualification of the majority of applicants who are under the age of 18.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DV PROGRAM
9. WHEN I CAN APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM?
The DV-2022 visa application registration period begins at noon EDT on Wednesday, October 7 on the 2020 of the year, until midday on the Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, on November 12 on the 2020.
Every year, millions of applications are received during the registration period. Registering on specified dates will ensure more timely sending of notifications to selected candidates. Thus, both they and the US embassies and consulates abroad will have more time to prepare and complete the visa process. We kindly ask applicants to send applications as early as possible in the specified period. A large number of applications filed at the end of the registration period may result in a delay in system operation. No applications will be accepted after 12: 00 hours of the day Eastern Standard Time (EST) Tuesday, November 5 2019.
10. CAN PERSONS IN THE UNITED STATES PARTICIPATE IN THE LOTTERY?
Yes, applicants may be located in the United States or in another country, and application forms may be submitted from the United States or another country.
11. IS THE APPLICANT RESTRICTED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT ONLY ONE STATEMENT DURING THE REGISTRATION DV-PERIOD?
Yes, the law provides that during one registration period only one application form can be submitted by one person (or on his behalf). The State Department uses technological and other means to identify individuals submitting numerous application forms. Applicants who have filed more than one application will be disqualified.
12. WHY DO YOU NEED A FOREIGN PASSPORT WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM? ARE THERE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT?
The requirement to have a valid international passport makes the process of granting visas for immigrants more secure and helps to freely enter the United States. This rule does not apply to children and husbands / wives of the main applicant. The passport must be valid for traveling abroad. Domestic passports issued by individual countries cannot be used to participate in the DV program.
Exceptions to Passport Requirement: According to Department of State regulations, there are three exceptions to the passport requirement. These three exceptions are for: stateless persons,
citizens of countries controlled by the communist regime, and therefore, such citizens are not able to obtain a passport from the government of this country; as well as for individuals exempted from execution
requirements for the provision of a passport by the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the US Secretary of State.
If you reply to the DV form at one of these points, you will need to explain how this exception applies to your situation. These exceptions apply exclusively to persons who are unable to obtain a passport. If you notice this exception clause just because you have a delay in obtaining your passport, you cannot take advantage of this exception and will be disqualified from participating in the program, regardless of whether the delay was due to your fault or not.
Stateless persons. As a rule, statelessness status is very rare. If you check this on the program registration form, you will need to provide proof that you have not acquired the citizenship of the country in which you were born and you do not have any other citizenship.
Citizens of countries controlled by the communist regime. If you check this on the program registration form, you will need to provide proof that you are unable to obtain a passport from the government of your country of citizenship.
Individuals exempted from the requirement to provide an overseas passport by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State. If you check this on the registration form for the program, you will need to provide evidence that you are unable to obtain a passport and justify the reason why you need to provide an exception to the rules, namely:
1) You were previously granted a U.S. visa and pasted on your DS-232 form because you were unable to obtain a passport, and as such, your prior authorization to use the exception to the rule still applies to your situation;
2) You have a USCIS-approved Form I-193 because you were unable to obtain a passport and thus the waiver you previously issued still applies to your situation;
3) A document certifying that you were granted refugee status in a country that is not your country of origin because you were persecuted by the government of your country of origin, and this made it impossible for you to receive a passport from the government of that country without applying you even more harm.
You should not register for the program if you do not meet the educational and training requirements of the program as stated above, or if you do not have a valid passport at the time of registration. If your diversification visa is denied, any payments you made as part of your visa application will not be refunded.
13. WHAT TO DO IF MY PASSPORT EXPIRES OR I LOSE IT BEFORE SUBMITTING THE DOCUMENTS FOR A VISA?
If your passport number changes for any reason, you will need to provide the Department of State Consular Center with proof of the reasons for the change before you are scheduled for your visa interview. If you noted an incorrect or invalid passport number on your DV application, your application will be disqualified or your visa denied.
Make clear photocopies of the passport you will be using for the application and keep them in a safe place so
as well as the confirmation number of the application. A photocopy alone is not a confirmation that you have entered a valid passport number, but it may help you explain the situation. The final decision is made by the consular officer during the visa interview.
14. CAN EVERY BODY GIVE A SEPARATE STATEMENT?
Yes, both husband and wife can submit a separate application form for participation in the lottery, if each spouse meets the established requirements. If the application form of either spouse is selected by computer, the other spouse will be eligible for a visa as a member of the family.
15. WHOM FROM A FAMILY MEMBER DO I HAVE TO INCLUDE IN MY OWN APPLICATION FORM FOR A DV VISA?
Spouse: If you are married, you must specify your spouse (ie husband or wife), regardless of whether you live together or not and whether he / she intends to immigrate with you to the United States. You must specify your spouse / spouse even if you live separately, except in cases where separation is in accordance with a written agreement confirmed by a court decision. If you live separately by written agreement, confirmed by a court decision, you do not need to specify your spouse. However, if you specify such a spouse in the application, your application will not be disqualified. No need to specify the dead and former spouses. You do not need to indicate in the application your spouse / spouse if they are already US citizens or permanent residents. Therefore, if you indicate in the initial application “married / married and my spouse is a US citizen / resident or permanent resident of the USA”, you will not need to provide further information about the spouse.
Children: You must list ALL unmarried children up to 21, regardless of whether they are your own children, children of your spouses from previous marriages, or your children whom you officially adopted (adopted) in accordance with the laws of your country . List all children under 21 of the year, even if they are not living with you now or you do not intend to include them in the list of members of your family who immigrate under the DV program. You do not need to include children who are already US citizens or have permanent resident status. If you do this, your application will not be disqualified. The applicant’s parents and brothers and sisters cannot be issued visas as members of his family, therefore they are not included in the application for participation in the DV program. The fact that you list your family members in the application form does not mean that then they will have to leave with you. However, if you indicate the nearest family member who was not in the initial application form in the visa application, your case will be disqualified for an interview, and none of your family members will be able to get a visa. This applies only to those who were members of your family at the time of submitting the initial application form, and not to those who became them later. Your spouse may submit a separate application form, even if he / a is listed in your application form, provided that all close family members are completely listed in both applications.
16. DOES EVERYONE SHOULD SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM, OR IT CAN MAKE ANYONE OTHER ON HIS NAME?
We strongly recommend that you prepare and submit your application form yourself, but you can also ask another person to do it on your behalf. Regardless of whether the application is filed directly by the applicant, or is done with the help of a lawyer, friend, relative or anyone else, only one application form can be submitted on behalf of one person. This application must be correctly completed and contain all the necessary information. Statements containing false information or not fully completed will be disqualified. The applicant must save the information from the confirmation page to self-monitor the status of the application on the site www.dvlottery.state.gov.
17. CAN PERSONS, SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS ON ANOTHER CATEGORY OF IMMIGRATION VISA, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM OF DV?
Yes, such persons may also apply for participation in the DV program.
18. WHEN CAN YOU SUBMIT ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DV PROGRAM?
Online lottery applications can be submitted starting from noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 7 2020, until Tuesday EST, November 12, 2020.
19. CAN I DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DV PROGRAM IN THE MICROSOFT WORD PROGRAM (OR ANY OTHER SUITABLE PROGRAM) AND THEN COMPLETE IT?
No, you will not be able to save the application in another program to fill out and submit later. Electronic application form exists only in Web-format. This form must be filled out and sent online only.
20. CAN I SAVE THE FORM IN ONLINE MODE TO FILL IN THE PART OF THE APPLICATION FIRST AND THEN RETURN TO COMPLETE THE FORM?
Not. An application for participation in the DV lottery must be completed and sent at one time. An electronic DV system provides sixty (60) minutes to fill out an application form from the time it is uploaded to the time it is sent online. If after sixty (60) minutes from the time the form is loaded, the system will not receive an electronic form, any information entered will be reset. This method of submitting an application was invented so that the system would not in any way be recognized by the system as a duplicate of a previously partially completed application. Carefully read the instructions for the DV program before you begin to fill out an application to know exactly what information you need to prepare before you begin filling out the application form.
21. IF I CAN'T FIND A SCANNER, CAN I SEND PICTURES TO MY RELATIVE IN THE USA FOR SCANNING TO HAVE TO SAVE PICTURES ON A DISK, SEND ME BACK THE DISCET I WOMEN I WOMEN, I HAVE ON THE TEXT, I will be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, I would be sent a message, and I would send a message to me, I would send a message to me, I would send a message to the server, and I would send a message to the message, I would send the message, I would send the message, I would send the message to the server.
Yes, if your photo meets the requirements of the instruction, and it is sent in electronic form simultaneously with the electronic application for participation in the program online. The applicant should already have a scanned photo when sending the application form online. A fully completed application form (application and photo) may be sent from the United States or from abroad.
22. IF THE E-DV SYSTEM DOES NOT ACCEPT MY APPLICATION, CAN I PUT IT ONCE AGAIN?
Yes, you can apply again if you manage to do so before 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on November 12, 2019 (Tuesday). You will not be penalized for filing a duplicate application if the E-DV system does not accept your original application. Given the unpredictability of the Internet system, you may not immediately receive a message that your application has not been accepted by the system. You can try to apply as many times as you like until you have submitted a complete application and received a message confirming this. As soon as you receive a confirmation email, the application is considered submitted and you do not need to try to submit it again.
23. CONFIRMATION THAT THE ELECTRONIC DV-SYSTEM RECEIVED A FILLED APPLICATION WILL BE RECEIVED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SENDING THE APPLICATION?
A notification containing a confirmation number, which you must keep, is sent by the electronic system immediately. But given the unstable operation of the Internet, it is difficult to determine how long it will take for the notification to reach the sender of the application. If you have not received a notification of receipt of your submitted application, the applicant can click the button “Submit”(“ Send ”), until the application is sent and the notification is received. After receiving the notification, you should not try to send the application again.
24. I HAVE PUSHED THE “SUBMIT” BUTTON, BUT I DIDN'T RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER. IF I SUBMIT AN OTHER STATEMENT, WILL IT NOT BE DISQUALIFIED?
If you have not received a notification with a confirmation number, then your application has not been registered. You need to file another application. It will not be considered a duplicate. As soon as you receive a notification with a confirmation number, DO NOT file other applications.
SELECTION OF WINNERS
25. HOW TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT I WON DV DOTTERY?
Official notification of the winnings will be available on the website. www.dvlotery.state.gov in section Entrant Status Check from 8 of May 2021 to 30 of September 2022 of the year. You will need a confirmation page number to access the section. Entrant Status Check. Section check Entrant Status Check will be the only means of obtaining information on the results of the lottery, on the procedure for further action in case of winning and on the appointment of the date and time of the interview for an immigration visa. In order to use the entire number of allocated visas, the State Department may use Entrant Status Check to notify additionally winning applications after May 8 2021. Keep your confirmation number up to 30 September 2022 year in case you receive additional notifications. Web site www.dvlottery.state.gov is the only official website of the State Department for submitting electronic applications and checking the results of the draw. The Department of State will NOT send out notifications of winnings.
26. WILL THE APPLICANTS NOT SELECTED BY THE COMPUTER BE INFORMED?
The Department of State will NOT notify you if your application is not selected. You have to use Entrant Status Checkto find out if your application is selected. You can check the status of your DV-2022 application on the site. www.dvlotery.state.gov in section Entrant Status Check from 8 May 2021 r to 30 September 2022 of the year. Applicants should maintain a confirmation page at least until September 30 of 2022.
27. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE NUMBER CONFIRMATION WILL BE LOST?
You must save the number from the confirmation page to access the section. Entrant Status Check. Currently in the section Entrant Status Check (ESC) A feature is available on the DV program website that allows you to send a confirmation number to the email address you provided during registration. To do this, you will need to enter some personal data to identify the applicant. US embassies and consulates, and the Kentucky Consular Center, do not have access to Entrant Status Check, cannot check the status of your application and provide your confirmation number (this can only be done by the applicant using the option in the Entrant Status Check). The Department of State may NOT provide a list of participants selected for a visa.
28. WILL THE INFORMATION ABOUT BENEFIT FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT BY EMAIL OR USUAL MAIL WILL BE RECEIVED?
Notifications of winnings will not be sent by the State Department. US government organizations have never sent email notifications on winnings and will not send them through the DV-2022 program. Only after the selected applicants respond to the notice in the section Entrant Status Check, they will receive an email about the appointment of the interview. It will not contain information about the date and time of the interview, and the applicant will be informed only of the need to go to the section. Entrant Status Check, where will be more detailed information. The State Department may send notifications reminding lottery participants of the need to check the status of their application in section Entrant Status Check. However, such notifications will never contain information about whether an application has been selected or not. Only websites with the extension “.gov”Are the official websites of the US government. Other nongovernmental sites using suffixes “.com ”,“ .org ”or“ .net ”They also provide useful information, but the State Department does not recommend or support financially or informationally any of these sites. You can receive emails from some sites with an offer to send money and personal information. You may also be offered to pay for some services, such as filling out forms and providing information on the immigration procedure. This information and application forms are available free of charge on the websites of the State Department, US embassies and consulates abroad. Non-governmental Internet sites in an attempt to steal your money may require a fee for services that you will never receive, including often the fee for participation in the lottery and the issuance of immigration visas. Transferring money to the addresses listed on these sites, you will never get them back. In addition, beware of providing your personal information on requests from non-governmental sites, since such information can be used to steal funds and falsify documents. These fake e-mails may come from people allegedly associated with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) or with the Department of State. Remember that the State Department has never sent notifications of winnings and there are no prerequisites for this to happen as part of the DV-2022 lottery. The State Department will never ask you to transfer money by mail or use services such as Western Union.
29. HOW MANY APPLICANTS WILL BE SELECTED BY DV-2022 PROGRAM?
2022 visas have been allocated for the DV-55 program "DV“. Since there is a possibility that some of the first 55 registered applicants will be unqualified for a visa or will not be able to follow through on a visa, more than 000 applications will be selected to issue all DV visas allocated. This, however, also means that there may not be enough visas for all those initially selected. All selected applicants will be able to immediately find out their serial number in the list in the section Entrant Status Check on the website dvprogram.state.gov. Interviews with selected DV-2022 applicants, who will provide all the necessary documents and other information in accordance with the instructions, will begin in October 2022. Selected candidates who will provide the information specified in the notification instructions will be able to find out about the date of the interview for obtaining a visa in the section Entrant Status Check four to six weeks before the appointed day, interviews with consular officers at US embassies abroad. During each month, visas (depending on their availability) will be granted to applicants who are ready to obtain visas this month. After issuing all 55 000 DV visas, the program for this year will end. Selected applicants seeking visas must be prepared to act promptly. The fact that your application was selected by computer does not guarantee that you automatically receive a visa to enter the United States. It only means that you can apply for an immigrant visa if the serial number of your application is selected for further processing and issuing a visa under the DV-2022 program. Only 55 000 selected applicants who meet the program criteria will receive visas.
30. HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE DETERMINED?
Official notification of the winnings will be available on the website.dvprogram.state.gov in section Entrant Status Check From 8 May 2021 to September 30 2022. The State Department will not send notice of winnings either by mail or by email. If you receive notification of your winnings by email or regular mail, please note that it is not an official confirmation of your winnings by the State Department. The State Department may contact you by email to ask you to go to the section. Entrant Status Check for new information on your application. The State Department will never offer to send money by mail or through payment systems like Western Union. All applications received from each geographical region are assigned individual numbers. After the end of the application period, the computer will randomly select among all received applications from each geographic region. In each region, the first selected application will be registered first; the second application will be registered second and so on. All applications received during the registration period will receive equal chances to be selected within their region. After the selection and registration of applications, the applicant will be able to find out about the winnings in the section Entrant Status Checkwhich will be available on the site dvprogram.state.gov after 8 May 2021. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) - a division of the State Department - will continue to process applications until all winners receive instructions for a visa interview at US embassies and consulates or until those who have the opportunity contact a request to change the status of stay in one of the offices of the Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States.
31. I ALREADY LIKE A US TERRITORY. CAN I APPLY TO THE CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE (USCIS) AND CHANGE MY STAY OF STAY IN THE USA?
Yes, provided that you meet the eligibility criteria under Section 245 of the Immigration and Citizenship Act, you can contact the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to change their status to permanent resident status. Applicants must provide the Immigration and Citizenship Service with the opportunity to complete the processing of their applications, including the processing of documents of spouses and children younger than 21 of the year living abroad by 30 of September 2022 of the year, since the DV-2022 program expires on this day. After midnight on September 30 of 2022, visas under the DV-2022 program will not be issued under any circumstances.
32. HOW LONG WILL SELECTED APPLICANTS SAVE THE RIGHT TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR ISSUE OF DV CATEGORY?
Persons selected as a result of the DV-2022 lottery are entitled to apply for a visa only during the 2022 financial year, i.e. from October 1 October 2021 to September 30 2022. Such applicants should apply for a visa as early as possible , in accordance with the availability of visa numbers. Applicants must obtain a DV visa or change immigration status strictly before the end of the fiscal year. Opportunities for selected DV applicants who have not received visas before 30 September 2022 (i.e., end of fiscal year) do not apply to the next year. Spouses and children of applicants who received immigration status as a result of selection under the DV-2022 program can also receive DV visas only from October 1 October 2021 to September 30 2022 Four to six weeks before the interview, applicants who submitted their applications -ankets from abroad will be informed by the State Department through the section Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website about the date of the interview.
33. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE EVENT OF THE DEATH OF A MAJOR APPLICANT WON THE LOTTERY?
The death of the principal DV applicant before entering the United States leads to the automatic closure of the lottery case. Family members of an applicant cannot apply for immigration visas in this program. All visas issued to family members will be canceled.
34. DO YOU CHARGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DV LOTTERY?
The application for participation in the lottery is free. If you win and are interviewed for a DV visa, all required fees will be paid directly at the box office of the US embassy or consulate on the day of the interview. Those successful program participants who apply for permanent resident status while in the United States will pay directly to the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Details of the fees will be attached to instructions sent to selected applicants on the website. dvprogram.state.gov.
35. HOW AND WHERE DUE TO THE WINNING, IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAY A VISA FEE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DV PROGRAM AND FOR ISSUING AN IMMIGRATION VISA?
Selected computer applicants will receive further instructions on how to apply for a DV visa in the section Entrant Status Check on the official website dvprogram.state.gov. According to the instructions, the applicant will be required to personally pay the fee for participation in the lottery and for an immigration visa only at the US Embassy or Consulate immediately prior to the interview. The consular officer will issue the applicant a cash receipt confirming the payment. Under no circumstances, winning applicants invited to an interview at the US Embassies or Consulates should send money for participation in the lottery by mail, through the payment system Western Union or otherwise. If the selected applicant is already in the United States and will be interviewed on the status change in the United States in the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), he will receive separate instructions in the section Entrant Status Check on the website dvprogram.state.govhow to make a payment through an American bank.
36. IS IT POSSIBLE TO RETURN A VISA FEE, IF I AM OVERVIEW SUCCESSFUL DV PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS, I CAN'T GET A VISA IN THE FORM OF FULFILLMENT OF QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS?
Not. The visa fee is not refundable. Participants in the DV-lottery must meet all qualifying requirements, described in detail in this manual. If the consul determines that the applicant does not meet the qualification requirements for participants of the DV lottery, or there are other obstacles for issuing a DV visa based on US law, the applicant will not be able to return the fees paid.
37. DO DV VISA APPLICANTS CAN RELAX FOR MITIGATING THE RESTRICTIONS THAT MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE THEIR VISA?
Applicants are subject to all restrictions regarding the granting of immigrant visas to them, as contained in the Immigration and Citizenship Act. There are no special provisions for the removal of restrictions that make it impossible to grant visas, except as provided for in this Act. Some easing of restrictions is possible for applicants who have close relatives, US citizens, or those who have already received permanent resident status. But time constraints on handling these cases may make it impossible to obtain this mitigation.
FRAUD AND SCAM GUARANTEE FOR DV PROGRAM
38. WHOM SHOULD YOU INFORM ON THE INTERNET SCAM OR E-MAIL REQUESTS?
If you want to file a complaint, visit the website of the Federal Trade Commission, which coordinates the efforts of 17 agencies from different countries on consumer protection: www.econsumer.gov. You can also contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center. Forward unreasonable email requests to the webpage. Department of Justice.
DV PROGRAM STATISTICS
39. WHAT ARE THE QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS FOR VISA ISSUES WITHIN THE DV-2022 PROGRAM?
By law, the DV immigration program provides no more than 55 US permanent residency visas each year. However, the Nicaragua and Central America Assistance Act (NACARA), passed by Congress in November 000, states that 1997 of the 1999 annually issued visas from the beginning of the DV-5 program until it is needed. " DV ”will be allocated for use under the NACARA program. The actual 000 cap reduction began with the DV-55 program and extends to the DV-000 program. Thus, this program provides 5000 visas.
40. IN CASE IF I RECEIVE AN IMMIGRATION VISA ON A DV-PROGRAM, WILL THE US GOVERNMENT WILL HELP YOU WITH THE PAYMENT OF THE FLIGHT, BY PROVIDING HOUSING AND WORK? WILL I BE PROVIDED TO THE MEDICAL INSURANCE POLICY AND MATERIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE SAME HOW I CAN BE ABLE TO CONTAIN YOURSELF?
No, the US Government does not provide air tickets, apartments, or cash assistance to applicants who have received DV visas. If you apply for a DV-lottery immigration visa, you need to prove that you will not become a potential recipient of social assistance (public charge) in USA. Both your own funds and obligations of your support in the United States (Affidavit of Support Form I-134) from a relative or friend living in the United States of America, as well as / or an invitation to work from an American employer.
LIST OF COUNTRIES (BY REGION) WHICH NATORS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DV-2022 LOTTERY
The lists below list the countries grouped by region whose natives are eligible to participate in the DV-2022 program. Dependent territories located outside the country that governs them are regarded as belonging to the region of that country. Countries whose natives are not eligible to participate in the DV-2022 program have been determined by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in accordance with the formula contained in Section 203 (c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Countries whose natives are not eligible to participate in this program (since these countries are the main source of immigrants arriving in the United States for family reunification or work immigration visas, or are countries with a high level of immigration to the United States) are listed after the respective countries .
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt *, Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, San Tome and Princi , Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Republic of South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, S Waziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
* Applicants born in territories before 1967 under the jurisdiction of Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt may identify themselves as Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, respectively. Natives of the Gaza Strip are considered to be born in Egypt. Natives of the West Bank are considered natives of Jordan. Natives of the Golan Heights are equated with natives of Syria.
The DV-2022 program will not be attended by immigrants from Nigeria.
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel *, Japan *, Jordan *, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria * Taiwan **, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
* Natives of areas prior to 1967 under the jurisdiction of Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are considered born respectively in Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Natives of Gaza are considered born in Egypt. Natives of the West Bank are considered Jordanian natives. The natives of the Golan Heights are equal to the natives of Syria. Persons born on the islands of Habomai, Shikotan, Kunashir and Etorofu belong to Japan.
Those from these Asian countries will not be eligible to participate in the 2021 lottery: Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan, South Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark (with all its component parts, dependent and remote territories), Estonia, Finland, France (with all its components, dependent and remote territories), Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Special Administrative Region), Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Malta, Moldova, M Onako, the Netherlands (with all its component parts, dependent and remote territories), Northern Ireland ***, Norway (with all its component parts, dependent and remote territories), Poland, Portugal (with all its component parts, dependent and remote territories ), Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican.
To participate in the lottery Northern Ireland is considered separately from the UK; Northern Ireland will participate in the program and is listed.
Natives of South Sakhalin belong to Russia.
Countries in the region that will not participate in the 2021 lottery of the year:
Great Britain. The United Kingdom (United Kingdom) includes such subordinate territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virginia Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena Island, Turks Island and Caicos. NOTE: Based only on program objectives, is Northern Ireland considered separately from the United Kingdom; Northern Ireland is eligible to participate in the program, and is listed.
Immigrants from Canada and Mexico will not be allowed to participate in the 2021 Lottery.
Australia (with all component parts and remote and dependent territories), Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand (with all component parts and remote and dependent territories), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga , Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa.
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Countries that will not be eligible for the DV-2022 lottery: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras (new this year) Jamaica and Mexico.
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