DV 2021 Instructions

DV 2021 Instructions.

DV 2021 Instructions in the English Language is already available in the internet. This should be read by all the participants as it gives clean details on the program. There may be lot of translations available in the other local languages from the US Consular offices located in many parts of the world. Although the US State Department had clearly declared that the English version is the only accepted and official one. So all participants must get a copy of this in their hand and must follow this carefully, if they are selected as one of the lucky winner.

New Changes for the DV-2021 Visa Lottery Program.
All the primary applicants must have their Valid International Passport to participate in this FY 2021 draw.
This is to protect them from the scam agents who used to sale the winning of the innocent applicant’s to other people for money.

DV 2021 Instructions and Its Content.

The DV 2021 instructions gives you instructions and what you should not do. For example they say about the quality of the DV 2021 digital photo files and what you should not wear when you are taking a new digital photo.

  • Whom you should include in your application form.
  • When to apply for the draw?
  • Where to apply for the draw?
  • Where and when to check your DV 2021 results.
  • How to prepare your photo or how to scan your photo.
  • Whom are eligible to participate in the draw.
  • Which countries are allowed and which countries are not allowed.

In this instructions it is clearly mentioned by the US State Department on when the Green card draw will start and closes using the US Time and date. Other than this timing the dv lottery official website used to be inactive and no application form providing and application form accepting will not be carried out.

Also you can find out here why the American Government is conducting this free to apply American Immigrant visa program through the internet. Why some of the country born people are NOT allowed to participate in this lucky name selection draw. There is a clue on how to be eligible if your birth country is not eligible to participate in this green card selection program.

Here is the link for the Official DV-2021 Instructions in English.

DV-2021 Translations in other languages.


DV 2021 Instructions

DV 2021 Application Form Not Available.

DV 2021 Application Form is not available.
DV2021 application form will not be available in the official website after 05th November 2019. The website is designed to run for 35 days. During this time the website will provide the application forms and will accept them once duly filed and submitted with perfect digital photo files and within one hour of time. Before to apply read the DV2021 Instructions as it is compulsory for you to have your Valid International passport details.Don’t provide imaginary ones as it will make you to be disqualified from the draw. Currently DV-2021 diversity visa program is closed from accepting entries as the closing date reached om 05th November 2019.

Once it is accepted it will display your Confirmation number along with the program year in the front. Copy and save it to check your selection results in the coming year.

 2021 Application Form NOT available. Reasons are here.

If the DV 2021 Applications are not available during the entry accepting period it means there may be some problem with the USA System or with your internet connection.
1. The American Diversity Visa program’s System is down
2. Too much people had tried to accept the website at a time.
3. May be your Browser is not supporting the application form.
4. You may be using slow internet connection. Use faster one.
5. The form may load partially, in this case try to download a new form.
6. Some time if you submit your entry, nothing may happen. You won’t see any success page. In this case you have to get a new application form and fill it and submit it back to the system and have to get your confirmation number.

7. In the last days if you submit a partially loaded with your details and digital photo, the system may record your entry and you will not get the confirmation number. When you try to apply once again the system will say that you are trying to submit duplicate entries as there is one entry is submitted already with your name.
8. Try to clear the web “cache” to reload the website.
9. Latest Internet Explorer is the best one for to apply for the DV2021 visa lottery program.
10. You can’t save the application form in your computer and use it later. It is a time controlled one and it won’t work, if you tried to submit it. Once the form is downloaded it should be submitted within 1 hour of time.

If you try to complaint about the application form outage during the application submission period, it is very rare to get response from the authorities.


2021 Application Form

DV 2021 photo.
Online Application Form.

Passport For to Apply DV-2021 Visa Draw.

Passport is compulsory to participate in the American Diversity Visa program DV-2021. This seems to protect winners from the scam Agents who used to sale the winning to look alike persons when the original winner don’t pay them money.

Only valid International passports are accepted from the primary applicants. It is not necessary for the spouse or eligible children to provide passport information in the Application form of the dv 2021 draw. Also Internal passports those used to be issued by some countries, too are not valid for DV entry purpose. According to the US State Department Emergency certificates, regional wise traveling passports and Emergency travel documents and other kinds of travel documents will not be accepted in the entry form.

There is some exceptions available for the Communist ruling country participants. To get more information on this refer the dv-2021 English Instructions.

As per the US State Department “The only exceptions are if you are stateless, a national of a Communist-controlled country and unable to obtain a passport from the government of the Communist-controlled country, or the beneficiary of an individual waiver approved by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State, consistent with the passport waivers for immigrant visa applicants provided for in 22 CFR 42.2(d), (e), and (g)(2). ”

Make sure you are only entering a good, valid, unexpired International passport details in the DV Application form. If you had entered a false, inaccurate, or invalid passport number in your dv-2021 entry, your case will be disqualified or your DV application will be refused. If your passport number had changed from the entered number, then you must provide sufficient information for the reason to the KCC. Then only KCC will allocate a immigrant visa interview, if you are selected as a winner.

Get a good perfect photocopy of the passport that you had entered in the entry form. It can be a helpful one if something happens to your passport. But this will not accepted as a proof. And the final decision will come from the Consular Officer who handle your Interview processing. Final decision/result of the DV Visa interview can’t be challenged or complained to any offices.  It is final for one and all.

So if you are a single unmarried person and don’t have a valid passport you will not be able to submit your entry to the DV-2021 visa name selection draw.

If you are a married person and don’t have a valid passport you and your family member’s can’t apply for the draw.
if your eligible spouse have required education and valid passport then she/he can apply one entry including you and all the eligible children in the visa draw.


2021 American Visa Draw Photo Requirements.

Check for the passport information in the DV-2021 Instructions.

DV-2021 Allowed Countries

DV-2021 allowed countries name list is now available in the current DV-2021 Instructions (Take note that only the English version is considers as the Official one) . The US State Department did used some special calculation using the Immigration pattern to see which country born people are eligible to participate in this current DV lottery program and which country born people are ineligible to participate in the draw. This details can be seen through the DV Instructions and through their monthly visa bulletin and other media announcements. If your country is not eligible in this dv-2021 visa draw, then wait for the next year Green Card Lottery.

It is necessary for the primary applicant to have a valid International passport to apply in this 2021 Green Card name selection draw. The draw opens today 02/10/2019 for providing and to accept Application forms and will close on 05/11/2019 DV-2021 Allowed Countries.

The Diversity Visa name selection draw is conducted by the American Government through the KCC. This is to maintain the diversity of the people living in their country. So if there are lot of people from a country living in the USA (For example India) then that country born people are not eligible to participate in the current draw.  Actually if a country had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years that country born people will not be allowed to participate in this DV draw.

As per the DV-2021 Instructions following countries are NOT allowed to participate in this year draw. All the other country born people are allowed to participate in this year draw.
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Meanwhile persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible to participate in this draw.

Are you are born in an ineligible country? If your spouse birth happened in an eligible country, you can claim your spouse birth country and can participate in the draw. If you are selected as a winner and got the American Immigrant visa,  it is compulsory that your spouse too must enter in to the USA along with you. Also there are paths for you to apply if your eligible country born parents were in an ineligible country while your birth is happened there. (See the DV-2021 Instructions for more details)

DV-2021 allowed countries

DV Photo.

DV Lottery Help.

DV-2021 Photo.

DV-2021 Photo.

DV-2021 Digital photo files should be uploaded along with the Applicants and Dependents Digital photo files in their birth order. Otherwise the online application is not complete and will not be accepted by the U.S. State Department for the electronic name selection draw.

DV Photos for the dv 2021 is same like last year program photo requirements.
But don’t use previously used photo files as they will be disqualified.
When taking new photo don’t use eye glasses.

Upload your digital photo file with your E-DV entry.

  • Your digital image must be In JPEG (.jpeg) file format
  • Equal to or less than 240 kB in file size(kilobytes) in file
  • To Be in a square ratio  (height must equal width) 600 x  600 pixels in dimension
  • You can scan a new color photo scan to meet the above requirements..

DV-2021 Photo (Photos or Digital images) Requirements. Source: U.S State Department.

New DV photos must be made in to digital photo files.
Digital Photo files that were used in the DV 2019, DV 2020 or previous Diversity visa programs should not be included in the current application form. If older photos are included in the entries, they will be rejected.
Don’t wear Glasses or Caps while taking photos.
Applicant’s photo must be
In color
In focus
Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.

Image – Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
Photo – Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
Your photo- Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
Do not wear Eye glasses or sun glasses.
If you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.



                                  DV-2021 Photo – Sample ones.

DV-2021 Photo.

More photo samples.
If you have IE browser go to this link to edit your photo.

DV 2021 Online Application Form

DV-2021 Visa Draw Opening and Closing dates.

DV-2021 Visa Draw Opening and Closing dates.

DV-2021 American visa Lottery will open in a few days time if everything goes normal in the American Government Diversity processing. Take note this Green Card providing DV draw is totally made in to electronic processing through the internet. So you must be familiar with using the internet through your own device like large Smartphone or PC like devices. Otherwise there are chances for you to be cheated by some Agents or by some companies.

These dates are being checked by more than 10 million people every day. Because this gives a solid path to immigrate to the USA once the winner is selected for the draw and if meets all the required eligibility.
1. Birth country eligibility.
2. Must have the Required High School degree.
3. A sponsor person from USA is required or must have enough funds to start the life in the USA.
4. Clean life without any conviction.
5. Perfect Medical certificate from the Embassy appointed Medical Officer.
6. Primary applicant must have own passport and must fill the details in the DV application form.

DV-2021 Visa Draw Dates.

DV-2021 will open on 02/10/2019 and will close on 05/11/2019 through the internet.
As lot of people try to access the website to submit their entries in the first week, the web site may display blank page due to bandwidth problem. If you had submitted your Application form through the online website, keep watching the website. There are assistants where all the participants were requested to re-submit their entry. Also if you see your confirmation number in the screen will only confirm that your entry had been submitted to the draw.

Before you submit your entry write down all the information in a paper to keep it in a safe place. This can be used to recover your confirmation number, if you had lost it.

Also it is important for you to fill all the true information along with your passport  details in the E-DV entry
Omitting or hiding any information will result in rejecting your entry, even if you are selected as a winner under the draw.

Each applicant must include their legal spouse and eligible children in the form according to their birth order.

DV-2021 Visa Draw

Video US Visa Processing
US State Department.
DV Lottery Help

Application Form DV-2021.

Application Form DV-2021.

DV Lottery application form in the year 2019 will not be available in the internet as its closing date has passed.

DV 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Application form is now available and it will be available till November 2019. Check for the DV-2021 English version DV Lottery Instructions. Because English language is the only acceptable and official one. The New Instructions provides the list of the eligible country list and any changes that are going to be applied for the forth coming DV program.

DV-2021 opening date: 02/10/2019. Download the Application Forms and can fill and submit.
DV2021 Closing date: 05/11/2019 Draw will stop providing Applications and accepting them. 
Primary applicant must have her/his passport details to enter in to the draw.

DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Application form is expected to be provided in the official website for to download, fill and submit it back.  It will be kept open for a period of 35 days. Participants will be allowed to download the form through internet connected PC, Laptop and through tablet. Green Card Application form should be filled ONLY with English alphabets and not with other alphabets such as Nordic. Participant must upload their digital photo file along with the application form. Old photos will not be accepted. Application forms wit old photos will be rejected at any time, if you are selected as a winner.

In the opening and closing dates there may be a rush from participants and due to the heavy traffic the official site may crash.So keep trying till you find the site. Wait, it can crash again when you are submitting it. So start the process, if you don’t find your coufirmation number.

Application Form DV-2021.

The visa lottery application form will not be available in the other days. So be quick and submit your DV lottery entry form as soon as possible within the opening days. If you missed this opportunity you will have to wait one more year to participate in this draw.
Validity, 60 minutes only will be available to fill and submit the web page based entry form.
If 60 minutes of time had passed, start the process once again with a newly downloaded form.

If the country name is not in the drop down menu, then that country natives can’t participate in the draw. Read the DV 2021 instructions to find out other ways to claim your eligibility for the draw, if it suits you.

If you are already selected in the last year held draw and if your case number is very high and don’t have hope in getting an interview, then you can submit your entry in the next selection program.


People staying in the USA too can participate in this draw, if they are eligible and had met all the eligibility requirements. Like wise people staying in the USA too can submit entries for their relatives and friends, if they meet the draws’ eligibility.

You must include digital photo files of your dependents (Passports for them are not required) along with their details too in the entry and the photos should meet the requirements as given in the draw instructions.

Also if you are married person then you must include your wife/husband and eligible children details with their individual digital photo files in their birth order. Failure to include any of your eligible dependents or including an out side person as spouse in the form will disqualify you from thes considered as the best  draw.

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How many parts in the DV form?

The Application will come as two parts for a married person where the first part is for him and the second part is for his family. Once you had submitted the duly filled entry form you will be shown with the “Success Page” where you will have your name and the unique Confirmation Number. This confirmation number is work as a password to check your online results in the coming year. Keep the confirmation number in a safe place.

You can enter one entry ONLY in this year program with your name. If you or any other person tries to submit more entries with your name as primary applicant all the entries will be rejected by the system.

Once you had submitted your entry you will be shown with the “Entry successfully accepted” page. If you didn’t see that success page means that you didn’t had submitted your entry in to the visa lottery draw. Fill and submit it till you get the success page with your name and confirmation number. Save that page or at least write down your confirmation number. This confirmation number will assist you to check your selection results in the coming year.

Fee for submitting 2021 E-DV Entry .

First of all, no fee will be charged to down load the E-DV Entry form, fill  and submit it back. Although the winners will be requested to pay US$ 330 as processing fee at the time of their interview.

Furthermore, those selected winners will not be announced through postal mail, phone call or email.

DV-2018 and DV-2019 programs are now officially closed.
DV-2020 program is ready to start visa interviews and changing of status to LPR from 1st of October 2019 and will close on 30th September 2020.

Source: U.S.Government.

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DV-2021 Green Card Lottery.

DV-2021 Green Card Lottery.

DV-2021 Green Card Lottery program is actually the DV-2021 visa draw. It is now accepting entries from 2nd October 2019 and will close on 5th November 2019.  The draw is being operated only through the internet websites where applying and processing too will be done through the internet. Those who want to participate in this draw must be familiar with the internet connected devices and must have speed internet connection when applying for the draw.

New Change For DV 2021; All the Primary Applicants must provide their valid International Passport details in the DV-2021 Application Forms.

To participate in the American Green Card  draw, you must have 3 eligibility.
1. Your Birth should have happened in an Eligible Country. ( Country name, in the eligible country list)
2. Must have 12 year of school education and should have passed GCE A/L, WAEC, HSC or SSC Certificate.
3. It is necessary for you to have a valid International passport. (Not required for your spouse and children now)

If you are selected as a DV winner and called for the interview, then be ready to display,
1. Must have enough money to start the life in the USA or must be able to provide Sponsor from USA.

DV Results.

Results will be available to check through the internet website by May 2020. In the results checking website applicant must feed their confirmation number and other required personal details. Don’t expect the results to be announced through email or postal mail, as you are providing them in the form. KCC had clearly informed that the results must by checked through the internet only. Results will be shown with winning letter or not selected message.

DV-2021 Green Card Lottery Dates.

DV-2021 Dates are already announced.

Submit your entries for the DV-2021 program electronically at dvlottery.state.gov between
noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and noon, Eastern
Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  An eligible person can enter only one entry per person during each registration period. The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple  entries. Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year. The DV permits are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.(Means 3,500 Visas)

To participate in this draw, you must read the DV Instruction first,  for this dv-2021 program.
Ready to Apply For Green Card Draw for FY 2021? Apply Here.

Source: Here.
DV-2021 Draw.

DV-2021 Green Card Lottery