DV-2020 details will be officially published tomorrow. As has happened before, some embassies have “jumped the gun” and announced it early, and the unpublished notice is available through the federal register. So the details below are accurate and will be made official tomorrow (in the USA – so could be Wednesday in other parts of the world).
The registration period will open on October 3, and close on November 6. There are NO CHANGES to eligible countries from last year. The result checking period will start on May 7 next year.
I will publish some tips for entering over the next week – but for goodness sake ONLY enter through the official page and DO NOT let anyone enter your details for you!
Link to the federal register announcement.
October 6, 2018 at 16:33
Hi I registered myself but my photo is old what I should do please give me answer
October 6, 2018 at 19:58
Nothing you can do – just see if you are selected.
October 13, 2018 at 04:01
My wife is from Dubai and she had completed Degree and she is in H4 . I am from Non eligible country for DV but completed Degree and also I am in H1B. Can my wife enter as separate applicant with me as dependent and I can enter separately with her as dependent? Please confirm
October 13, 2018 at 04:39
October 14, 2018 at 15:37
Hi brit, what is the qualifying work experience or training is required if the person didn’t complete at least a high school education?
October 14, 2018 at 16:04
ALWAYS check the FAQ!
October 22, 2018 at 09:39
mr bir great man, can i apply dv 2020? i am dv 2019winner with cn 24xxx
October 22, 2018 at 16:25
November 24, 2018 at 07:53
Hello Britsimon am a 2019 dv lottery winner my wife is the principal Applicant ,unfortunately we had a computer error the computer submitted her names as Mary momanyi momanyi instead of Mary Moraa Momanyi so the father’s name was repeated twice , will this lead to visa refusal? Though in the DS 260 form we submitted the correct names that is Mary Moraa momanyi. What is your advice ?
November 24, 2018 at 14:57
This would normally not lead to error, but it would be wise to stop calling this a computer error, since that is not what happened. It was how the name was entered.
April 19, 2019 at 10:00
Hello I am mark and I just subscribed to this website
April 19, 2019 at 21:25
Hi Brit,I am a Togolese by parents and I was born in Nigeria. I filled that last year lottery that I was born in Nigeria and claimed Togo as the country I want to use her passport, hope there would not be problem.
Secondly, I finished secondary school with complete results, I supposed to fill college with degree,but I made an error filled with college with no degree,hope if I won won’t I have difficulty at the point of interview.
Kindly advice me on what to do sir.Thanks for your usual help always giving out to public
April 19, 2019 at 22:11
Well first of all you are unlikely to be selected. It’s a lottery with a once in 200 year chance of winning. If you win, we can discuss your other questions.
April 20, 2019 at 09:57
Hi,Mr Brit i am very scared with your response that unlikely win 200years,should I keep on applying or never to applied again.
Please I need your guidance and advice.
You understand all things about the visa lottery than I do. Kindly let me know if I should apply for the forthcoming one or to forget about everything. I remain Yacobi Nicolas.
April 20, 2019 at 15:47
Scared?? Nothing to be scared about. It’s a lottery. You can’t win unless you try, but many who try don’t win. That’s the nature of a lottery.
April 20, 2019 at 17:41
Thanks so much I really appreciate your response to my message sent. I Yacobi Nicolas
May 8, 2019 at 06:24
Hello any winner so far from cameroon ??
May 9, 2019 at 01:57
Hi Brit just to confirm am a winner with as134** will I get an interview since my number is high
May 9, 2019 at 02:36
It is too early to know for sure. In a few weeks and months we will know more, but this is a LONG process – so no need to know everything today. Please look at the lottery guide linked above, read the FAQ, and hold off submitting your DS260 for now until you understand more.
May 17, 2019 at 17:55
hola buenas tardes fuimos seleccionado en la listo 2020 ; mi hija cumpleaños 21 en marzo del 2020 hay posibilidad de uqe entre en el grupo familiar si es positiva el resultad?
May 17, 2019 at 20:43
Post in English please.
June 21, 2019 at 19:54
I have closed the DS260 and have asked for an opening again to add some information. The amendments I have made will be in the Kentucky Center compared to the previous information that was modified
June 21, 2019 at 19:58
September 30, 2019 at 11:54
Hello and thank you in advance for this platform .. good is what I can know compared I have no baccalaureat I at a bac level modern letter, but I have a diploma of state (OFPPT) technician of a two-year training course on baulagery and pastry.
is it obligatory the baccalaureat?
October 1, 2019 at 02:59
Vocational training cannot be used.