DV-2023 Application Form

DV-2023 Application Form is used to participate in the Annual American Diversity Visa program. This is an electronic entry form. That is free to download, fill and submit back to the server. This form will not be available all the time. It is designed to be provided through the Official American dv website for 30 or 32 days continuously. Other times it will be kept closed. It can’t be saved to use later or can’t be sent through emails to other people.

DV-2023 Application Form is now available online. It was opened  from 06th October 2021 and will close on 09th November 2021.
Results will be available from the month of May 2022.

When filling the form use

1. English Alphabets Only (No Nordic like letters)
2. Use Normal Numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. (No Arabic Like Numbers are allowed.)
3. When filling Date of Birth use Gregorian Calendar system only like 05/02/1985, Don’t use Ethiopian, Nepal, Chinese Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Iranian calendar year, month and dates for to fill date of birth in the form.
4. Use the American style Date of Birth as February 05th 1985 (02/05/1985)
6. You can use Capital or Small English letters or both of them mixed.

There is a field to show where you are keeping your Digital photo file. So show the path for the system to fetch the Digital Image file when you submit the form. If the file is large, then the form will display about this error.
If you had missed any field in the EDV entry form and the form will not be accepted when you submit it. Instead it will display back to you as there is an error.

If you had made any error in the DV-2023 Application Form, don’t use the Back Button. Instead use the specially provided button for to correct the error.

Once your DV-2023 Application Form is successfully accepted, you will get a “Success Page” with your unique Confirmation number with your name. If you didn’t get this “Success Page”  means that your entry is not in the system for the draw. So submit it back till you get the “Success Page” . Save this or write down the content in a safe place.

Filling the Application Form.

When filling the Application Form, use only English Alphabets. If you like use capital letters (upper case) or start with capital letter(upper case) and follow it with small letters (lower case).

 

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DV-2023 Application Form

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Visa Lottery Photo.

Visa Lottery Photo is a must for to participate in the American Diversity visa lottery program.  Each Applicant must upload one digital file photo through their E-DV entry online. If the Applicant is married person then must include spouse picture in the secondary application form. If have unmarried children under the age 21 their details and digital photo’s should be uploaded in their birth order. Even if they are not intended to travel to the USA, their details and Digital photos should be included in the American Diversity Visa Application Form.

Visa Lottery Photo

The photo can be directly captured through any digital camera.
A color photo can be scanned according to the instructions.

Digital photo file should be taken within 6 months of time period.
Don’t use the photos that were used for the DV-2021 or DV-2022 American green card lottery program. This kind of old photo usage will make you ineligible in the  DV program if you are selected as a winner in the draw.

Digital Image.

Digital image must meet the following.
Must be in JPEG (.jpg) file format
It should be equal to or less than 240 kB (kilobytes) in file size
The image should be in a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)
It should be 600×600 pixels in dimension

Photo for to upload

If you want to scan a photo, then it should be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)
Scan the photo at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter).
As per the DV Lottery 2023 Instructions,  “Photos and Digital images should be:
In color, in focus and Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

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Template for more size requirement details.
It should be Taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance
Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
In other words,it should be 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.

More About Digital Image.

Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless
worn daily for a religious purpose. After that your full face must be visible, and the
head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
Moreover headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
Further more, Do not wear eyeglasses.
In addition, if you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, additionally they may be worn in your photo.”

Photo Requirements.

DV-2023 Application Form.

DV-2023

DV-2023 American Visa Draw. This is an International draw to provide American immigrant Visas to the eligible winners. Winning the draw will not give away with the American Visa. It only gives you a chance to go for the Immigrant visa Interview. In other words, not all the winners will be issued with the required visas. In addition not all the winners will be called for the Interview. as the visas may exhaust before the closing date.

DV-2023 Program was Opened on 06 October 2021.  (Now you can apply)
DV-2023 Program will close on 09th November 2021.

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Eligibility to participate in the DV-2023.
1. Must have born in an eligible country. (As per State Department List)
2. Should have passed American High School Certificate or equivalent to it. For example GCE A/L or African WAEC certificate examination.
3. In addition must have valid International passport.
4. Further more age must be more than 18 (to meet the education level.)
5. If selected as a winner must have enough money to survive in the USA or must provide a Sponsor person (Must be a US Citizen or USA LPR Holder)

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Submit your entry through the internet website when it is accepting entries.
Once downloaded the form fill it within one hour and submit it back with correct size digital image files. If there are any errors the form will be dispalyed back to you. If all the fields are filled without errors you will be shown with the success page which will contain the “Confirmation Code”. This is called as ticket in Africa and this will help you to check your selection results in the coming year.

Apply only one entry.
Fill the E-DV Application Form and submit it back. After 60 minutes it won’t accept it. If can’t do it within 60 minutes, you have to get a new form and start the process once again. Once you see the Success page note down the confirmation number (Africa – Ticket Number) in a safe place

Application Form.

More over married person must include Spouse and their under 21 years old and unmarried children in the DV Application form with their Digital photo files. Take note you can’t add people after you won in the DV lottery. Newly born babies can be added later at the time of the interview.

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In addition, if you are selected in DV-2023 as a winner and called for interview you must pay US$330 for you and each of your dependents. In addition it should be paid  on the day of your interview only to the US Embassy. Never send money by post or bank to get your American visas. Also you must show enough money for your survival in the USA. If not must provide one Sponsor person who must be a American Citizen or American LPR status holder. In addition you must get medical examination certificates from a medical officer who must be a recommended one by the US Embassy. Further more medical certificates from private doctors will not be accepted by the US Embassies.

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Confirmation Number DV-2023

 

Confirmation Number DV-2023

Confirmation Number for DV-2023 will be displayed in the screen in the success page. All the applicants who had successfully submitted their EDV Entries and are accepted by the system online .
Play till you get the confirmation number in the screen.
Once got the number, don’t play again.

DV-2023 confirmation is an important one in this American Diversity Visa Draw. Additionally this will guarantee that you had entered your entry in to the draw system. Further more this one only will give you access to view your selection results in the dv2023 Green Card Lottery draw. It will contain 16 digits of alphanumeric and if one of it is missing or typed one digit wrong you won’t see the result. It will display error message.

Sample DV-2023 Confirmation Number.

Here is a sample dv-2023 Confirmation Number that can be provided to one of the applicant. Here is it 20237ALYEX6S5RAX

When you will get the Confirmation Number?

Once you upload your fully filled EDV entry with your digital photo file it will be shown back to you in ready to accept condition.  If there are any mistakes you can correct it and then submit it.  Or if you see every things are correct submit it. Once it is accepted you will be shown in the screen with a “Success Page”. The Success Page will contain your names, Unique Confirmation Number and your Year of Birth in it. Write it down in a paper or save it in your device.

In addition next year DV-2023 results will be available in the internet by the Month of May. Therefore go to the official website and feed your Confirmation Number and other required details, After that the selection result will be shown there as not selected or with the Winner notification. If you had lost your confirmation number you can recover it in the Diversity Visa Lottery webpage.

Or to recover it simply contact www.dv-confirmation.com
First 4 digits of the  number will display the year you had participated for the draw. This Number is called as Ticket in many African countries.
DV 2023 confirmation will become useless after 30th September 2023 like wise all the older confirmation numbers too will on their FY.

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Opening and closing dates.

DV-2023 Instructions

DV-2023 InstructionsDV-2023 Instructions is published in English language by the US State Department. It is now available in the internet.  Further more the English version is the official one. Lot of Translations may be available for the dv2023 Instructions. Although the English language one will be considered as the official one. The instructions will be available free of charge.

How to get DV-2023 Instructions.

It can be downloaded from the Internet as a PDF file. Before to start filling the EDV entry go through this instructions carefully. Otherwise careless mistakes can cost you visa processing fees, if selected as a winner in the DV draw. Here DV-2023 Instructions in English. It is very rare to get American Green Card by winning in the American Visa draw with your work experience.

What is in the DV-2023 Instructions?

It will provide opening and closing dates of the draw along with how many immigrant visas are available under this FY draw.
In other words, you can find which countries are eligible to participate and which countries are not eligible to participate.
Further more it will provide instructions on how to make your Digital Photo file.
This Instructions will provide information on how to check your selection Results in the coming year.
In other words it will guide selected winners on their Petitioners.
Above all it will provide path for the winners staying in the USA on how to change their current status to LPR status.

For instance information on the applicants eligible children and how to include them in the EDV entry.
After that this guide will instruct you on where to enter your EDV entry. And it will say about the .gov websites and other websites on this FY draw.
Similarly it will say that this winning is for the current Fiscal Year program and usable for other DV Lottery programs.

In what languages DV-2013 Instructions will be available?

In addition to English Instructions, here are other languages that are offereing with unofficial DV-2023 Instructions.
DV-2023 Instructions.
Nepal  Language.
Polish/Polski
Romanian
Ukrainian
Mongolian/монгол хэл
Bulgarian/Български
Romanian/Românã
Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ
Sinhala/සිංහල
Tamil/தமிழ்
Ukrainian/Українською мовою
Italian/Italiano
Turkish/Türkçe
Uzbek/(oʻzbek tili)/وزبیک تیلی
Lithuanian/lietuvių kalba
Turkmen/Türkmençe
Dari/Farsi / دری /فارسی

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Eligible Countries.

Then iEligible Countries For DV-2023.

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries only allowed to participate in the DV-2023 American Diversity Visa draw. Your birth certificate is the proof for it and not which country passport you are now holding. U.S Government will use special calculation to find which country born people are allowed in this draw.
Which country born people are NOT allowed to participate in this draw includes Bangladesh and Nigeria..

Countries NOT allowed to participate in DV-2023 are,
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia,
Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica,
Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except
Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Further more natives of Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

Where to Find the Eligible Country List.

In addition, eligible country list will be published in the DV-2023 Instructions. Here you can find the eligible country list and the ineligible country list. Countries which had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA in the past 5 years will not be Ineligible. This list used to change the country list after calculating their immigration pattern to the USA.

If your country is not eligible to participate in the draw don’t download and fill the EDV entry. You will not find your country name in the drop down menu. So it is waste of time. Wait for your country to become eligible one. If you were born in Ethiopia and currently living in the UK, you are eligible to participate in the dv2023 visa lottery program claiming your birth country. In addition your country is not allowed to participate?  See whether your spouse county is allowed to participate in this draw? You can claim your spouse birth country and can participate in this draw. For instance, if selected as winner both of you must enter USA together.

In DV-2022.

Anyhow here is the list of countries not allowed in  DV-2022 .  Persons born in the following countries are not eligible to apply. Moreover, more than 50,000 natives of these countries had immigrated to the US in the past five years. In conclusion Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong KongSAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Similarly persons born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

In addition, take note that the eligible country list may change according to that Fiscal year program. Anyhow this year there is no change in the list. Therefore Nigeria and Bangladesh born people can’t participate in this year DV-2023 program.

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Apply online DV-2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Program. There are 50,000 visas available under this American Government sponsored Immigrant visa through computer random name selection draw. Eligible person can submit only one entry in the current DV-2023 visa draw program that is NOW accepting entries in this year 2021 through the website based program. Lot of people used to think that this is a simple and easy program. No, this is one of the program that is covered by strict rules. The draw is a Free to apply program but will request winners to pay the visa processing fee of US$330 if they are selected as winners in this draw. Also not all the winners will be called for the interview as the visas may exhaust early before the closing date.

Notice to Ethiopia Applicants.
When filling E-DV Entry for the DV-2023 program, 
don’t use Ethiopian calendar date of Birth.
Correct kind of date of birth: 10/17/2021 (Sun, Oct 17, 2021)
Wrong: 07/02/2014 (ዕሁድ፣ ጥቅምት 7፣ 2014)

Whom Are Eligible to participate in dv-2023?

Must have born in an eligible country according to the US State Department’s approval.
If your birth country is eligible you can participate even you are living in another country or holding another country passport.

Age must be more than 18 years to meet the education requirement.
Should have passed High School Degree equivalent to American High School Degree. It is like GCE A/L and WAEC Certificates. Or must have work experience in a approved job after learning the trade for two years and must have two years of work experience within the last 5 years. (It is very rare to get visa with work experience)
Must have Valid International Passport and must provide its details in the Application Form.
All applicants must have their own e-mail address.
Single person must apply as Single with new digital photo file
There is no need to sign papers or to submit documents. While the married person must include her/his spouse and all the eligible children with their full details in birth order with their digital photo files in the DV-2023 visa Entry form.

Only primary applicant must need to have International passport it is not required for the dependents. Every year you can submit one entry each till you become as a winner. If your entry has been accepted in the draw, you will be shown with a Confirmation Number (Ticket in Africa).

Entry Submission.

Moreover the entry Submission period for the American diversity visa program used to be announced through media by the US State Department. The announcement will say on which date the draw will open to accept entries. And on which date the entry submission period will be closed.  Additionally the annual American diversity visa program is now totally operated through electronic and internet.
Entry submission (Apply online DV-2023), Selection announcement, winner processing, till to calling for the interview are now carried out through the secured internet.

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