EDV stands for Electronic Diversity Visa. Every year the United States awards the United States Permanent Resident Card to thousands of people. This permanent resident card is also known as the Green Card. This resident card is awarded via a lottery program. Like all other years, millions of people have applied for Electronic Diversity Visa this year too. EDV 2019 expects 50,000 immigrants from all over the world. The selections will be finalised by September 2018. The application deadline for EDV 2019 is estimated to start from October 2017 to November 2017 (DV 2019 opening date). The period for the entry registration for the EDV 2018 was extended from October 4, 2016, to November 7, 2016. The entrants shall be able to check their status starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017. If you have entered into the lottery program, make sure to keep your confirmation number until at least September 30, 2018. Despite not being selected in the early dates, there are chances for your name to come if the positions are still vacant.
EDV 2019 DV Lottery 2019
You can browse through information on Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery including the updates on lottery at the website: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
DV lottery application form 2019
You may check your Entrant Status at the website: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/
DV lottery.state.gov history
The concept of Diversity Visa was devised with the vision of making the United States a multicultural nation. Like EDV 2018, EDV 2019 DV programs will be helping millions immigrate to the United States in the previous years. In the initial years, Diversity Visas were awarded in different ways. The United States started offering temporary immigration visas from 1986. The current form of awarding Diversity Visa through lottery was for the fiscal year 1995. It was named DV-1. For the years to follow till 1999, the DV lottery program was named in the format DV-YY. From 2000, the program started being named DV-YYYY. For DV program of each fiscal year, the entry period for the lottery begins almost two years before. Till DV-98, 55,000 immigrations were awarded while, 50,000 immigrations are being awarded from DV-99. Till DV-2004, the DV lottery program was administered via mail. From DV-2005, the lottery program has moved online. For DV 2019 (EDV 2019) also, all the entries will be made online. The entrants can check their status online.
DV lottery 2019 eligible countries
There are requirements to enter the Diversity Visa lottery program. All the entrants for EDV 2019 also had to abide by the norms and requirements. For those who have entered but do not fulfil requirements eventually get rejected despite being one of the winners in the lottery program. The lottery is awarded to almost double to some immigrations the United States will have. This is to make sure all 50,000 diversity visas are eventually given each year. Some applicants end up being unqualified while some decide not to continue. So, the program selects more than 100,000 applicants. The number of awardees, however, depends upon the existing number of immigrants in the United States. This lottery program intends to bring nationals from the countries with low immigrations to the United States. Based on the existing population and other diplomatic norms, nations of some nations are ineligible to apply for Diversity Visa lottery.
DV lottery 2019 ineligible countries
Nations which are ineligible for EDV 2019 are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and Vietnam.
EDV result notice for all result awaiting edv applicants
You can check latest EDV result on https://wapnepal.com.np/edv-result/.