The USA Visa Lottery Program for 2022 is called DV-2019/20 ( successful applicants will enter the United States of America on the green card they won) so it is now available for all individuals that meet two basic entry requirements. Note that Canada and Australia do not offer visa lottery programs.
The Diversity Immigrant Visa is a lottery program created by the United States (U.S.) government Department of State and conducted under the watch of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The USA VISA Lottery application is currently limited, and it is conducted once annually. Only specified eligible countries and applicants are qualified to apply.
What this means is that if your country of origin does not qualify for the American VISA Lottery 2019/2020, that means you are automatically ineligible.
The diversity visas are distributed within the available six geographic regions. Some USA Visa Lottery is given to the regions that had lower rates of immigration. So, if one country sent over 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in five years, the citizens of that country are not eligible to participate in the green card lottery.
So for each geographical region, no single country can receive over seven percent (3,500) of the available DVs in any one fiscal year.
At the moment, 80% of the diversity visas are received by Africa and Europe.
Qualifying Education / Work Experience and Occupation
You need to check if you qualify
Then, register using a valid email address
Before you will receive the registration number and password to your account
Log into your account to complete/change your information
Provide all the necessary documents including your photos and any co-applicant
You need to crop and resize your photos so that they meet the diversity visa lottery requirements
Now you will submit your complete and error-free application
Wait to check, if you won your Diversity Visa Green-Card
The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). It is available for just 55,000 immigrant visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States.
When to Register
The registration period for the DV Program runs between Oct. 1 and Nov. 3 every year. You need to register immediately. If you wait until the end of the sign-up period, you may miss out due to heavy website traffic.
If you miss any year’s entry, then you can wait till the next year to apply again. The website usually experiences heavy traffic close to the closing date of entry. That’s why you need to start applying from the get-go of the lottery program.
Where and How to Apply
You can register for the green card lottery online on the www.dvlottery.state.gov website with the English-language version. Application is done online on the DV lottery platform. The platform is easy-to-understand and user-friendly and you can start and finish the application process pretty much on your own.