02 Oct DV 2020 Lottery Application Dates Announced
The State Department just announced that this year’s DV Lottery application dates which will be from October 3, to November 6, 2018. The State Department also just released its instructions for the lottery. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program was created to allow immigration from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. and gives an individual a chance to obtain one of the 50,000 green cards available for the next fiscal year.
Individuals from the following countries are ineligible to to apply due to historic numbers of immigration:
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.
The results of the DV 2020 Lottery will be available in May 2019 and individuals selected will be eligible to apply for permanent resident status beginning October 1, 2019.