DV Lottery 2019 Application Date Revealed

Mark, your calendar, here are the most important dates of DV Lottery 2019. If you were not lucky enough to get into DV lottery 2018, don’t worry. USCIS is giving you another opportunity. Recently in a press release, USCIS has released the important dates for DV Lottery 2019. There were many speculations around DV lottery when Mr Donald Trump got elected as the president of the United States, but the press release has mentioned about the visa policy and important dates for filling up the application.

Today in here we will be providing the necessary dates for DV lottery 2019, we will also be pointing out some of the do’s and don’t while filling up the application. It is essential for an aspirant to read this article with complete focus and is also advised to jot down few important points for future references.

Well, it’s true that trump and its allies are tirelessly looking forward to scrapping the on going lottery system, till now the bill hasn’t passed. So 2019 DV lottery will be the best and may be the final chance to get into the United States as permanent residents. If you are planning to apply for DV lottery, now is the best time. Don’t take it towards the end.

Before looking into the important dates for DV Lottery 2019, you have to introspect yourself whether you are eligible or not. USCIS has already released a list of countries whose citizens are ineligible to apply for DV lottery. According to the department of homeland security, a qualifying country is one which has lower immigration rate in the past 10 years. Here is the list, which I have promised to deliver.

Countries which are ineligible for Diversity Visa program 2019

If you are a native of one of the following countries, then you are excluded from entering the DV2019 Green Card Lottery program this year:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China (mainland only)
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland)
  • Vietnam

Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt for the DV2019 Green Card Lottery this year.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are also eligible to enter the DV2019 Lottery.

You may keep reading if your home country isn’t mentioned in here. If it’s there, I’m so sorry to say that you are ineligible for the program. Well, there are many other legal ways to get into the United States and pursue your dreams, we will get into those things in the next post.

DV Lottery 2019 Photo Specifications

The single most important thing to be taken care of while applying to DV lottery 2019 is photo specifications. If you aren’t following the mentioned specs, then chances of your application to be rejected is pretty high. Let’s see what we can do to improve our chances for US Greencard lottery 2019.

The photo uploaded to USCIS website should adhere to the mentioned specifications. It should be strictly followed for improving your chances in the race for US green card lottery. Here are some of the most important dv lottery photo specifications for edv 2019.

  • The image/photo should be taken using a digital camera of good quality preferably (DSLR cameras ). The photos taken from webcams or through other medias will be rejected summarily.
  • Minor editing of the photos are permitted, you should not enhance the pixel or do any altercation on the photo.
  • No stretching of the image is allowed.
  • Make sure the image contains head, neck, shoulder and full face in the frontal view.
  • Make sure you are having a neutral non-smiling face while taking the photograph.
  • The image which you are uploading should be a recent one.
  • The photo should be taken in a blank background. It would be great if you make a single colour as the background.
  •  Eyeglasses are acceptable in the photo only if the lenses are not tinted and there is no glare, shadows. Glare on eyeglasses can usually be avoided by a slight upward or downward tilt of the head.
  • Hats or head coverings are only allowed if worn for religious reasons and if they do not obscure any facial features.
  • Photos containing tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are unacceptable

These are some of the most important points to be taken care while uploading your recent photograph to USCIS website. If you are having any doubt regarding the DV lottery photo specifications, please do inform us. We will help you in uploading your image for DV lottery 2019.

DV Lottery 2019 Important Dates

As per the reports available, Diversity Lottery visa category application will start from October 2017. This edition of the program may or may not be the last. Nowadays it’s quite hard to predict visa policies, so please don’t wait for next year. Fill the application as soon as possible for maximizing your chances.

Green Card Lottery Dates and Deadlines
(DV-2017 to DV-2019)

GC Lottery Deadline
DV-2017
Dates
DV-2018
Dates
DV-2019
Dates
The calendar year of lottery registration 2015 2016 2017
Fiscal year visas are awarded to Diversity Visa (DV) winners 2017 2018 2019
The first day to file DV registration October 1, 2015 October 1, 2016 October 2017
Last day to file DV registration November 2015 November 2016 November 2017
First-day online status checking is available May 2016 May 3 2017 TBD, 2018
First-day KCC accepts emails at kccdv@state.gov for winner status August 2016 August 2017 August 2018
Last day of previous U.S. Fiscal Year September  2016 September 2017  September 30, 2018
First day of listed U.S. Fiscal Year October 1, 2016
(FY 2017)
October 1, 2017
(FY 2018)
October 1, 2018
(FY 2019)
Winner interviews begin at U.S. Consulates and Embassies October 2016 October 2017 October 1, 2018
Last day online status checking is available June 2017 June 2018 June 30, 2019
Last day to receive a permanent resident visa September 2017 September 30, 2017 September 30, 2018
Last day of listed U.S. Fiscal Year September 2016 September 2018 September 30, 2019
Last day to enter U.S. (6 months after receiving visa) March 2018 March 2019 March 31, 2020

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