ESTA Lottery Requirements

DV Lottery Requirements (DV Lottery
The annual DV Lottery makes visas available to people who meet the obligatory eligibility
requirements, in addition to the Esta. The DV Lottery is a random, computer-generated
lottery drawing of all the applicants. A large number of visas goes to regions with lower rates
of immigration. Nationals of countries who has sent 50,000 immigrants to the United States
over the period of the past five years, are not eligible.
Each single region may receive only up to 7 % of the available DVs. Applicants of the DV
Lottery, also known as the Green card Lottery, need to follow certain DV Lottery
requirements. For example, to enter the DV lottery, you must be a native of one of the DV
Lottery countries listed in the Green Card Application Guide.
Eligibility Requirements for DV Lottery 2019
To enter the DV Lottery 2019, you must meet either the education or work experience
requirement. In addition, it is possible to enter the DV Lottery if your spouse’s country is
eligible, or you may claim nativity in one of your parents’ countries of birth. More detailed
information about these requirements can be found in the Green Card Information Guide.
Native of a qualifying country: You must be a foreign citizen from a country with a low
immigration rate to the United States to be eligible for the DV Lottery. Each year's list of
excluded countries could change. You might still qualify to enter even if you were born in an
excluded country if your spouse or parents were born in an eligible country. If claiming your
spouse was born in an eligible country, you and your spouse must be on the application
together, your spouse must be eligible for a diversity visa green card, and you both must enter
the United States together. If claiming your parents were born in an eligible country, neither
parent could have been a resident of your birth country at the time of your birth. If your
parents were only living in your birth country temporarily but were residents of an eligible
country for the lottery, you can be "charged" to your parents' country.