= INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2018 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2018) =
IMPORTANT! OCTOBER 4, 2016
NEW!!! >>> 2018 Diversity Visa program (DV-2018) is now open. The entry submission period for DV-2018 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT-4) on October 4, 2016 to 12:00PM EST (GMT-5) on November 7, 2016. The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.
The entry form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary Entrant and one for derivatives (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the entry will be submitted to the DV-2018 Processing Center.
DV 2018 Program: Entries for the DV-2018 DV program must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), October 4, 2016, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), November 7, 2016. Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.
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DV 2018 Entrants: Please keep your confirmation number until September 30, 2018.
Please read the DV-2018 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2018 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2018)
– Program Overview
– DV-2018 Eligibility
– DV-2018 Entry period
– Completing your Electronic Entry for the DV-2018 Program
– Selection of applicants
– Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image)
– Technical Specifications
– Frequently Asked Questions
– List of countries by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2018
For DV-2018, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:
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.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
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