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.