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  • FREE!U.S. Department of State..INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2005 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2005)

    EVERYONE. JUST THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I FOUND ON THE VISAS!

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2005 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2005)

    The Act makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

    The annual DV program makes permanent residence visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. Applicants for Diversity Visas are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing. The visas, however, are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to citizens of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Within each region, no one country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.

    For DV-2005, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years:
    CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

    ENTRIES FOR THE DV-2005 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BETWEEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2003 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2003. APPLICANTS MAY ACCESS THE ELECTRONIC DIVERSITY VISA ENTRY FORM AT ˜WWW.DVLOTTERY.STATE.GOV' DURING THE 60 DAY REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1. PAPER ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
    Applicant must be a native of one of the countries listed beginning on page 10. See "List Of Countries By Region Whose Natives Qualify."
    Native of a country whose natives qualify: In most cases this means the country in which the applicant was born. However, if a person was born in a country whose natives are ineligible but his/her spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible, such person can claim the spouse's country of birth providing both the applicant and spouse are issued visas and enter the U.S. simultaneously. If a person was born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but neither of his/her parents was born there or resided there at the time of the birth, such person may be able to claim nativity in one of the parents' country of birth.
    Applicant must meet either the education or training requirement of the DV program.
    Education or Training: An applicant must have EITHER a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform. The U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net OnLine database will be used to determine qualifying work experience. Applicants will also find a link to a Labor Department list of qualifying occupations at the Consular Affairs website: www.travel.state.gov

    If the applicant cannot meet these requirements, he or she should NOT submit an entry to the DV program.

    PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY TO DV-2005
    All entries by an applicant will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for the applicant is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. Applicants may prepare and submit their own entries, or have someone submit the entry for them.

    The Department of State will only accept completed Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Forms submitted electronically at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov during the 60 day registration period beginning November 1, 2003.

    The Department of State will send DV lottery entrants an electronic confirmation notice upon receipt of a completed EDV Entry Form.

    Paper entries will not be accepted.

    The entry will be disqualified if all required photos are not submitted. Recent photographs of the applicant and his/her spouse and each child under 21 years of age, including all natural children as well as all legally-adopted and stepchildren, excepting a child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident, even if a child no longer resides with the applicant or is not intended to immigrate under the DV program, must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. Group or family photos will not be accepted; there must be a separate photo for each family member.
    THE ENTRY
    There is only one way to enter the DV-2005 lottery. Applicants must submit an Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (EDV Entry Form), which is accessible only at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Failure to complete the form in its entirety will disqualify the applicant's entry. Applicants will be asked to submit the following information on the EDV Entry Form.

    1. FULL NAME - Last/Family Name, First Name, Middle name

    2. DATE OF BIRTH - Day, Month, Year

    3. GENDER - Male or Female

    4. CITY/TOWN OF BIRTH

    5. COUNTRY OF BIRTH - The name of the country should be that which is currently in use for the place where the applicant was born.

    6. APPLICANT PHOTOGRAPH - See page 2 for information on photo specifications.

    7. MAILING ADDRESS - Address, City/Town, District/Country/Province/State, Postal Code/Zip Code, Country

    8. PHONE NUMBER (optional)

    9. E-MAIL ADDRESS (optional)

    10. COUNTRY OF ELIGIBILITY IF THE APPLICANT'S NATIVE COUNTRY IS DIFFERENT FROM COUNTRY OF BIRTH - If the applicant is claiming nativity in a country other than his/her place of birth, this information must be submitted on the entry. If an applicant is claiming nativity through spouse or parent, please indicate this on the entry.

    11. MARRIAGE STATUS - Yes or No

    12. NUMBER OF CHILDREN THAT ARE UNMARRIED AND UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE

    13. SPOUSE INFORMATION - Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, Photograph

    14. CHILDREN INFORMATION - Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, Photograph

    NOTE: Entries must include the name, date and place of birth of the applicant's spouse and all natural children, as well as all legally-adopted and stepchildren, who are unmarried and under the age of 21, excepting those children who are already U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents, even if you are no longer legally married to the child's parent, and even if the spouse or child does not currently reside with you and/or will not immigrate with you. Note that married children and children 21 years or older will not qualify for the diversity visa. Failure to list all children will result in your disqualification for the visa. (See question 11 on the list of Frequently Asked Questions.)

    SELECTION OF APPLICANTS
    Applicants will be selected at random by computer from among all qualified entries. Those selected will be notified by mail between May and July 2004 and will be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Persons not selected will NOT receive any notification. U.S. embassies and consulates will not be able to provide a list of successful applicants. Spouses and unmarried children under age 21 of successful applicants may also apply for visas to accompany or follow to join the principal applicant. DV-2005 visas will be issued between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005.

    In order to actually receive a visa, applicants selected in the random drawing must meet ALL eligibility requirements under U.S. law. Processing of entries and issuance of diversity visas to successful applicants and their eligible family members MUST occur by midnight on September 30, 2005. Under no circumstances can diversity visas be issued or adjustments approved after this date, nor can family members obtain diversity visas to follow to join the applicant in the U.S. after this date.

    Important Notice
    NO fee is charged to enter the annual DV program.

    8. MAY PERSONS WHO ARE IN THE U.S. APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?

    Yes, an applicant may be in the U.S. or in another country, and the entry may be submitted from the U.S. or from abroad.

    REGIONS WHO QUALIFY!!!!
    EUROPE

    Albania
    Andorra
    Armenia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Estonia
    Finland
    France (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macau Special Administrative Region
    Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Northern Ireland
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Romania
    San Marino
    Serbia and Montenegro
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tajikistan
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Vatican City

    Natives of the following European countries do not qualify for this year's diversity program: Great Britain and Russia. Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands. Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.


    NORTH AMERICA

    The Bahamas

    In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico do not qualify for this year's diversity program.


    OCEANIA

    Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Fiji
    Kiribati
    Marshall Islands
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Nauru
    New Zealand (including components anddependent areas overseas)Palau
    Papua New Guinea
    Solomon Islands
    Tonga
    Tuvalu
    Vanuatu
    Samoa


    SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Chile
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Ecuador
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Suriname
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uruguay
    Venezuela

    Countries in this region whose natives do not qualify for this year's diversity program: Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico.

    I HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU . IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE WHOLE REPORT...OBVIOUSLY I HAD TO SHRINK IT DOWN...GO TO THIS LINK:
    http://www.travel.state.gov/dv2005.html

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 12:58 PM.]

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 01:00 PM.]

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 01:02 PM.]

  • #2
    EVERYONE. JUST THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I FOUND ON THE VISAS!

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2005 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2005)

    The Act makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

    The annual DV program makes permanent residence visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. Applicants for Diversity Visas are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing. The visas, however, are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to citizens of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Within each region, no one country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.

    For DV-2005, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years:
    CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

    ENTRIES FOR THE DV-2005 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BETWEEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2003 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2003. APPLICANTS MAY ACCESS THE ELECTRONIC DIVERSITY VISA ENTRY FORM AT ˜WWW.DVLOTTERY.STATE.GOV' DURING THE 60 DAY REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1. PAPER ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
    Applicant must be a native of one of the countries listed beginning on page 10. See "List Of Countries By Region Whose Natives Qualify."
    Native of a country whose natives qualify: In most cases this means the country in which the applicant was born. However, if a person was born in a country whose natives are ineligible but his/her spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible, such person can claim the spouse's country of birth providing both the applicant and spouse are issued visas and enter the U.S. simultaneously. If a person was born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but neither of his/her parents was born there or resided there at the time of the birth, such person may be able to claim nativity in one of the parents' country of birth.
    Applicant must meet either the education or training requirement of the DV program.
    Education or Training: An applicant must have EITHER a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform. The U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net OnLine database will be used to determine qualifying work experience. Applicants will also find a link to a Labor Department list of qualifying occupations at the Consular Affairs website: www.travel.state.gov

    If the applicant cannot meet these requirements, he or she should NOT submit an entry to the DV program.

    PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY TO DV-2005
    All entries by an applicant will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for the applicant is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. Applicants may prepare and submit their own entries, or have someone submit the entry for them.

    The Department of State will only accept completed Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Forms submitted electronically at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov during the 60 day registration period beginning November 1, 2003.

    The Department of State will send DV lottery entrants an electronic confirmation notice upon receipt of a completed EDV Entry Form.

    Paper entries will not be accepted.

    The entry will be disqualified if all required photos are not submitted. Recent photographs of the applicant and his/her spouse and each child under 21 years of age, including all natural children as well as all legally-adopted and stepchildren, excepting a child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident, even if a child no longer resides with the applicant or is not intended to immigrate under the DV program, must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. Group or family photos will not be accepted; there must be a separate photo for each family member.
    THE ENTRY
    There is only one way to enter the DV-2005 lottery. Applicants must submit an Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (EDV Entry Form), which is accessible only at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Failure to complete the form in its entirety will disqualify the applicant's entry. Applicants will be asked to submit the following information on the EDV Entry Form.

    1. FULL NAME - Last/Family Name, First Name, Middle name

    2. DATE OF BIRTH - Day, Month, Year

    3. GENDER - Male or Female

    4. CITY/TOWN OF BIRTH

    5. COUNTRY OF BIRTH - The name of the country should be that which is currently in use for the place where the applicant was born.

    6. APPLICANT PHOTOGRAPH - See page 2 for information on photo specifications.

    7. MAILING ADDRESS - Address, City/Town, District/Country/Province/State, Postal Code/Zip Code, Country

    8. PHONE NUMBER (optional)

    9. E-MAIL ADDRESS (optional)

    10. COUNTRY OF ELIGIBILITY IF THE APPLICANT'S NATIVE COUNTRY IS DIFFERENT FROM COUNTRY OF BIRTH - If the applicant is claiming nativity in a country other than his/her place of birth, this information must be submitted on the entry. If an applicant is claiming nativity through spouse or parent, please indicate this on the entry.

    11. MARRIAGE STATUS - Yes or No

    12. NUMBER OF CHILDREN THAT ARE UNMARRIED AND UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE

    13. SPOUSE INFORMATION - Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, Photograph

    14. CHILDREN INFORMATION - Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, Photograph

    NOTE: Entries must include the name, date and place of birth of the applicant's spouse and all natural children, as well as all legally-adopted and stepchildren, who are unmarried and under the age of 21, excepting those children who are already U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents, even if you are no longer legally married to the child's parent, and even if the spouse or child does not currently reside with you and/or will not immigrate with you. Note that married children and children 21 years or older will not qualify for the diversity visa. Failure to list all children will result in your disqualification for the visa. (See question 11 on the list of Frequently Asked Questions.)

    SELECTION OF APPLICANTS
    Applicants will be selected at random by computer from among all qualified entries. Those selected will be notified by mail between May and July 2004 and will be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Persons not selected will NOT receive any notification. U.S. embassies and consulates will not be able to provide a list of successful applicants. Spouses and unmarried children under age 21 of successful applicants may also apply for visas to accompany or follow to join the principal applicant. DV-2005 visas will be issued between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005.

    In order to actually receive a visa, applicants selected in the random drawing must meet ALL eligibility requirements under U.S. law. Processing of entries and issuance of diversity visas to successful applicants and their eligible family members MUST occur by midnight on September 30, 2005. Under no circumstances can diversity visas be issued or adjustments approved after this date, nor can family members obtain diversity visas to follow to join the applicant in the U.S. after this date.

    Important Notice
    NO fee is charged to enter the annual DV program.

    8. MAY PERSONS WHO ARE IN THE U.S. APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?

    Yes, an applicant may be in the U.S. or in another country, and the entry may be submitted from the U.S. or from abroad.

    REGIONS WHO QUALIFY!!!!
    EUROPE

    Albania
    Andorra
    Armenia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Estonia
    Finland
    France (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macau Special Administrative Region
    Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Northern Ireland
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Romania
    San Marino
    Serbia and Montenegro
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tajikistan
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Vatican City

    Natives of the following European countries do not qualify for this year's diversity program: Great Britain and Russia. Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands. Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.


    NORTH AMERICA

    The Bahamas

    In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico do not qualify for this year's diversity program.


    OCEANIA

    Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
    Fiji
    Kiribati
    Marshall Islands
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Nauru
    New Zealand (including components anddependent areas overseas)Palau
    Papua New Guinea
    Solomon Islands
    Tonga
    Tuvalu
    Vanuatu
    Samoa


    SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Chile
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Ecuador
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Suriname
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uruguay
    Venezuela

    Countries in this region whose natives do not qualify for this year's diversity program: Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico.

    I HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU . IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE WHOLE REPORT...OBVIOUSLY I HAD TO SHRINK IT DOWN...GO TO THIS LINK:
    http://www.travel.state.gov/dv2005.html

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 12:58 PM.]

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 01:00 PM.]

    [This message was edited by guatemalan19432003 on September 25, 2003 at 01:02 PM.]

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    • #3
      one major thing with this lotto is that ca. 12-14 million participate yearly, 110,000 are being selected (winner) and instructed to fill out the application for lawfull residency, but only 55,000 really get a visa in the end.

      a qualifying person must be admissiable and if a winner is a non-immigrant inside the US (tourist, worker, student etc.) then he or she must be not deportable, too.

      Most out of status people don't qualify for it. Anybody living in the US and who is removable is automatically disqualified. Sorry, bad news, I know.

      Ac I.O.U. (not aceLaw)

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