DV-2021 Entrant Status Check Postponed

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An official signing an official document

The opening of the Entrant Status Check for DV-2021 applicants has been postponed to June 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has hinted in a response to a twitter user who enquired about the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

Results for the DV-2021 was scheduled to be released on May 5, 2020. The Dept. of State, however, did not mention if the delay is in connection with the global outbreak of coronavirus.

The Department is expected to release an official statement in the coming days.

The Diversity Visa Lottery is a program by the US federal government that gives green cards to 50,000 foreigners each year.

DV-2021 Entrants submitted their entries from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019.

US Embassies and consulates worldwide have temporarily suspended non-emergency visa processing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE: The official website of the DV lottery has been updated with June 6, 2020 as the new date for the release of the DV 2021 results.

Registration opened for DV 2021; changes, website for registration and all what you need to know

The Kentucky Consular Center has opened the 2021 United States Diversity Visa Lottery for entries.

Entries for the DV 2021 can be submitted from October 2 to November 5. The entry form for this year’s registration requires that principal applicants enter details of their unexpired international travel passports.

The U.S Embassy in Accra has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV 2021: What to note!

  1. Registration opens on October 2, 2019 at 12noon EDT (1600 GMT)
  2. Registration closes on November 5, 2019 at 12noon EST (1700 GMT)
  3. Entry is free and are is accepted only through dvlottery.state.gov.
  4. Only principal applicants are required to enter details of their unexpired passports
  5. Results will be released on May 5, 2020 and winners will have up to September 30, 2021 to obtain visas.

Who qualifies?

Do not waste time to go through the registration process if you are not eligible to register. No amount of magic conjured can get you the green card if you are not eligible.

Natives of Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam are not eligible to apply because more than 50,000
natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan and any other country not mentioned above are eligible to apply.

Each Principal DV applicant must either have at least a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education; or two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. Check the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online database to determine qualifying work experience.

Photo requirements

The photographs plays the major role in the selection process. Photos that do not meet the requirements are disqualified. People who keep repeating old photos are disqualified as the program requires that photos must be less than 6 months old.

Photos must be 600×600 pixels and must not be more than 240KB in size. It must be 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.

See full instructions for DV 2021.

DV-2021- Instructions-English

DV Lottery 2020 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 3 – November 6, 2018 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2020 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2020.

The KCC never use email or phone calls to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program. Notification of selection is only available by directly accessing Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website dvlottery.state.gov.

The DV Lottery grants 55,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

DV 2021: Registration dates for Diversity Visa Program announced

The United States Embassy in Ghana has hinted that the registration period for this year’s Diversity Visa Program (DV 2021) will be opened for entries from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019.

The embassy said in a Twitter chat on Thursday that this year’s registration requires the principal applicants to enter details of their unexpired passports.

The Embassy has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV Lottery 2020 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 3 – November 6, 2018 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2020 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

The U.S embassy gave heads up that the Kentucky Consular Center never use email to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas. Several people have questioned what the US intends to achieve with the program.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

DV Lottery: New changes require that applicant owns a passport; and it’s for the better

You could be one of the regular applicants who are not winning the US DV Lottery because someone who has access to your data has been registering you unknowingly every year to cause a double entry, one of the grounds for being disqualified in the program.

The US federal government has announced changes to the popular Diversity Visa Lottery program which gives green cards to 50,000 foreigners each year.

In the new reform, foreigners or people who wish to take part in the lottery must first and foremost possess valid and unexpired national passports of their countries without which they cannot take part in the lottery. Applicants would be required to enter their passport details as part of the registration process. This is to leave people who register others without their consent with no option than to stop since they wouldn’t have access to their passport details.

According to the Department, the new rule has become necessary due to the high number of fraudulent practices in the application process, usually carried out by organizations who apply on behalf of people and sometimes without the people’s knowledge or consent and end up charging them a fee when they are selected. The new rule aims to curb this practice and ensure that individuals enter the draw themselves and halt the fraudulent activities of such organisations.

The new requirement takes effect from DV 2021 which will begin at a date yet to be announced, probably in October 2019. Get your passports ready if you intend participating in DV 2021.

DV 2021: Mistakes you should avoid even before registration begins

The Diversity Visa program, which is administered by the US State Department, makes 50,000 permanent resident visas available annually to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the United States over the previous five years.

Many have been victims of Diversity Visa-related frauds and have missed out the chance of even entering the past draws.

As interested people await on the US Department of State to announce the date for the DV 2021 registration, some fake sites and individuals have already started their registration. Jetsanza.com through this article wants to update readers of what’s currently happening  and what’s about happen.

What is happening now?

Currently, DV 2019 winners are still attending their interviews and they should complete their visa journey latest  September 30, 2019.

DV 2020 entrants, those that registered between October 3rd, 2018 and November 6th, 2018, are also checking the status of their entries. The US State Department will begin processing visas and conducting interviews for the winners starting in October, 2019.

So if you are not a DV 2019 winner, or DV 2020 entrant, then you currently have nothing to do DV-related. Anything you are following aside these two is probably a scam.

DV 2021 Registration Opened?

Registration for DV 2021 is not yet opened. The period for registration is usually in October/November. There are several websites, Internet Cafes and Registration Centers that “have opened” their own registration. These are not legit.

Mistakes to avoid in DV 2021

Checks by Jetsanza.com reveal that most of the registrations going on at the internet cafes and in towns are to collect data of interested people and have them registered when the official registration period is opened by the US Department of State.

Avoid this practice at all cost. Leaving your data with these guys means you won’t have the registration confirmation once they make the registration on your behalf. You need the confirmation to check the status of your entry and to process your visa if you are selected. It has also been revealed that once they have your details, they keep registering you every year. The program requires that a photo of over 6 months should not be used. Using the same photo  yearly is one of the reasons you are not winning. Even those who are lucky to win are requested to pay huge sums of monies to have access to their registration confirmations.

In summary, if you intend registering for DV 2021, the registration isn’t yet opened. Wait for the announcement to be made on the official DV lottery website.

Reps from the US Embassy in Ghana spoke on how many people disqualify themselves unknowingly. Read from here.

DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY 2020: 1,343 Ghanaians selected for further processing

1,343 lucky Ghanaians are among approximately 83,884 applicants who have been randomly selected for further processing in the United States Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

The U.S Department of State made this known in its August 2019 Visa Bulletin.

The number of people selected from Ghana have been reducing for the past years. In 2011, 6002 Ghanaians were selected. 3,170, 3,549, and 2,484 Ghanaians were selected in DV 2017, DV 2018 and DV 2019 respectively. DV 2020 sees the least number of Ghanaians ever in the history of the program.

Selection does not guarantee issuance of a visa. According to the Visa Bulletin, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent, or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years.

Applicants who registered for the DV-2020 program are to check the status of their entrants and process their applications without delay as selectees have only up to September 30, 2020 to complete the entire process.

Congrats to all winners!

Click to HERE to check your entrant status.

DV Lottery website is down; this is what you should do

Jetsanza.com has noticed that he United States Diversity Visa program’s website has been down since the release of the DV-2020 results on May 7, 2019.

The US Department of State is yet to comment on the status of the website.

The website is believed not to be accessible due to the high volume of traffic it’s receiving from people who are trying to check the outcome of their entries.

What can you do?

During these ‘rush hours’, it’s advisable to hold on to your entry confirmation for the pressure on the website to come down before checking.

There have been past events where people win on first check, and lose on subsequent ones. The pressure on the website could affect it’s performance to even display to you the results of someone else.

You have almost a year to check, so no need to rush.

When you are ready to check your results, CLICK HERE for step-by-step guide on how to go about it.

2020 US DV Lottery results to be available online Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Results of the 2020 Diversity Visa program (DV-2020), also known as the Green Card lottery, will be available online beginning Tuesday May 7th, 2019.

Results will only be available on the US Department of State website.

Entrants will be able to check the results of the entry by entering their confirmation number, year of birth and last name.

The DV-2020 lottery registration period began on October 3rd, 2018 and ended on November 6th, 2018. The US State Department will begin processing visas and conducting interviews for the eventual winners starting in October, 2019, with those who pass the interviews, background checks and other qualifications such as high school education and/or work experience being granted permanent resident visas.

The Diversity Visa program, which is administered by the State Department, makes 50,000 permanent resident visas available annually to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the United States over the previous five years.

Ghana is one of the countries whose nationals qualified to participate in the DV-2020 lottery despite speculations that Ghana was likely to be kicked out of it after Nigeria was taken off few years ago. Click here for step-by-step guide on how to check your entrant status of the DV lottery 2020.

U.S DV Lottery 2020 opens for registration

The Kentucky Consular Center has opened the 2020 United States Diversity Visa Lottery for entries.

Entries for the DV lottery can be submitted from October 3 to November 6.

The U.S Embassy in Accra has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV Lottery 2019 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 18 – November 22, 2017 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2019 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

The U.S embassy gave heads up that the Kentucky Consular Center never use email to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program. “For DV-2019, notification of selection is only available by directly accessing Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website dvlottery.state.gov.” – the Embassy shared on Facebook.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas. Several people have questioned what the US intends to achieve with the program.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

Will this be the last DV Lottery?

President Donald Trump in November 2017 called on Congress to abolish the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, through which the suspect in a New York terror attack entered the country. He called the program, informally known as the Green Card lottery, a disaster for the country.

“This program grants visas not on a basis of merit, but simply because applicants are randomly selected in an annual lottery and the people put in that lottery are not that country’s finest.”

The president added that the program presents significant vulnerabilities to the security of the United States.

A proposal to end the lottery visa is already in the Senate, included in immigration reform legislation introduced earlier last year.