Although the website for the lottery has not yet announced it, the instructions for the new lottery have already been quietly posted online. I have been “watching” the location for the instructions, and my script picked it up this morning.
So – the instructions are here.
Important notes, as expected the passport IS NOW REQUIRED. Because of that, I expect entry numbers to be lower this year – which means this could be your best chance of selection for years…
Also, there is no mention of NACARA, which means for the first time in years the program will start with a FULL allocation of 55,000 visas. That is also great news. The NACARA allocation seems to have been officially returned to DV earlier this year with a small allocation for NACARA for DV2020. So DV2020 will have up to 54650 visas available (i.e. 350 allocated for NACARA). That information was published in the Visa Bulletin this morning.
The entry period will start on October 2nd and run until November 5th 2019. The results will be available in May 2020.
Anyone can enter the lottery – even current DV2020 applicants if they want. There is no harm in entering. There is no change in the countries eligible.
I will be publishing a video about entering, with tips to give you the best chance possible – so please look for that in a few days.
November 5, 2019 at 18:21
How many applicants so far ve applied for the dvlottery 2021 in Cameroon and Benin
November 6, 2019 at 03:54
That info is not published yet.
November 6, 2019 at 07:19
Not only Benin and Cameroon but the entire entrants. We want to know if the application really dropped
December 9, 2019 at 05:01
Also interested in knowing how many registrants there are for this special DV lottery due to passport requirements. We rely on your expertise dear Brit.
December 9, 2019 at 05:39
No one has that data.
December 22, 2019 at 03:50
How many application have been received from nepal for 2021 ?
December 22, 2019 at 05:07
I don’t know.
February 11, 2020 at 04:23
I applied dv 2021 last year but I just realized that there was a birth date mistake, when I converted the birth date in to gregorian calendar. So what shall I do ? You think it could be a reason to disqualify her even after she get selected?
February 11, 2020 at 04:53
**IF** you get selected you can correct it during the application process.
February 14, 2020 at 06:29
In your opinion, do you think the new passport requirement will greatly decrease the number of applicants and give eligible applicants a better shot at winning in the May 5 draw?
February 14, 2020 at 19:03
Somewhat, yes. How much – I don’t know.
April 29, 2020 at 18:33
What are the new passport requirements
February 27, 2020 at 21:39
.hi Simon there was so many applicants in Dv 2021 without passport. are they qualified and will take a chance that others with passport or not
February 27, 2020 at 22:51
The vast majority will be unable to show they were justified in not showing the passport details – so if they proceed, they will be disqualified and lose their fees.
June 22, 2020 at 04:21
I am having challenges in fiiling the ds260. Yhe challenge is filling in the adresses after filling in 3 adresses after the present address the page tends to say application error. It has been on going now for a week . Ehat could be the problem
June 22, 2020 at 17:42
Save as you go and don’t take too long.
But my guess is you have to many browser windows open.
April 30, 2020 at 22:19
Thank you sir with your help today we r here in usa..i m a dv winner of 2020 from nepal..this site is very helpful for dv winners..i did all the process my self without paying high fees to any consultancy..Thank you once again
May 1, 2020 at 00:56
Welcome to the USA!
May 13, 2020 at 07:04
“is ds-864 affidavit support is nedded to the dv winner
May 13, 2020 at 13:42
No. The I-134 is used for DV cases.
May 16, 2020 at 09:15
My name is FT and My case.no is 2018AF16591.I won dv lottery at 2018 and i missed my dv lottery because of chronic medical illness at a time. is there any probability to appeal 2018 dv case at this time.
May 16, 2020 at 14:06
June 25, 2020 at 15:20
When is the deadline for DV lottery 2021?
June 25, 2020 at 19:23
September 30, 2021
July 14, 2020 at 09:17
hello Sir, when can I start the feeling of the ds260 form ? I am a winner of 2021 lottery but I played as single but am married and pregnant, will be due this month. Also is it possible for me to include my husband and child ?
July 14, 2020 at 18:52
Were you married on the day you entered the lottery?
July 26, 2020 at 20:50
No I wasn’t married and my baby is a week old now
July 26, 2020 at 21:06
OK – then you can add both. Read the FAQ, where there are two articles, one for getting married, one for newborns.
September 29, 2020 at 22:19
Hi Brit, thanks a lot for precious informations…i have bene selected for DV2021…I was born in Albania, So i submitted the DV for albania bacause is my chargeability country…but i live in italy for almost 20 years and i have italian passport, the albanian one is expired since years…so i submitted the italian passport Number in the ds, is this a mistake?
September 30, 2020 at 14:40