Breaking news – As many of you will know the US embassy in Cuba had announced what I believe was the planned entry period for the DV2022 visa lottery. That period was designated to start on the 1st day or October.
However, that date has changed because in the last few minutes the official announcement has been released with the entry period defined as October 7, 2020 to November 10, 2020.
Of course, it’s possible that this was the correct date all along, but the timing of the announcement makes me think it was a changed date.
There are TWO countries that have been made ineligible – Honduras and Hong Kong.
The passport requirement is still there. I will be checking to see if there are any other rule changes, and of course I will guide you through the entry process as we get to the entry date.
The website for entry is here.
So, the full instructions are available at the link below:
October 28, 2020 at 03:54
I am a DV 2020 winner case no. AS13xxx from Sri Lanka with the ready for scheduling interview email back in March and my number became current in April. I guess time has run out and chances are bleak to none. I was wondering if it will be an issue if I apply for the DV2022 lottery. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
October 29, 2020 at 02:49
I just had a baby 2 weeks old, and I wonder do I need to include her in my DV2022 lottery?
October 29, 2020 at 03:47
November 1, 2020 at 20:12
When playing the DV is a photo with earrings on acceptable
That is if the person has earrings on is it acceptable?
November 2, 2020 at 05:03
November 3, 2020 at 02:25
Hi Simon, quick question. I’m about to submit an application for DV 2022. My husband is New Zealand born, so we’re submitting as a New Zealander but his NZ passport expired last year. He has a valid Australian passport which is where we live. For passport details, can he enter his Australian passport? or does it have to be the NZ passport for where he was born?
November 3, 2020 at 02:41
The choice of passport doesn’t matter.
November 4, 2020 at 17:03
Hi Brit! Quick question, the Passport number must be from the same country of elegibility? For example, can someone claim elegibility from a south american country (where the person was born) but enter with a passport from another country? or the passport must be from the same country of elegibility? Thanks a lot!
November 5, 2020 at 04:12
The passport does NOT need to be from the same country of elegibility
November 4, 2020 at 17:16
And one more thing, I saw that no red-eye is permitted, but what about reflections in the eye (for example, from a light source or a window light?) I can’t seem to find anything about this in the instructions. Thanks!
November 5, 2020 at 04:12
November 8, 2020 at 11:41
Hi thanks for sharing your opinion and views on the issues. My concern is that i dont have the surname in my passport so what should i enter in DV 22 form
November 8, 2020 at 23:52
Match your passport and use your own judgement.
November 8, 2020 at 21:01
Quick question, I’ve been trying to submit dv2022 form for a week already, and once I fill in everything and try to submit I get ‘This site can’t be reached’ error page. Has anybody experienced this and happens to know why?
November 9, 2020 at 00:15
Try different browser, only have one browser window open, make sure you enter the details fast.
November 9, 2020 at 00:46
Hi Brit, just to clarify some doubts am having.First,assume that i was unable finish processing my passport before the dv entring deadline and i understand that entering the dv lottery,one need to have a valide passport.But on the entering form ,where we are suppose to enter the passport number has two options: option A, requires the passport number and other passport information.option B,list the following exemptions :I am not required to submit passport information because I am:
Stateless (no nationality)
A national of a Communist-controlled country, and unable to obtain a passport
from my government.
Unable to obtain a passport, and have received an individual waiver of
the passport requirement by the Secretary of Homeland Security or Secretary of State.Now my question is,if I choose option B and select any of those three exemptions ,what are the documents I will need to be able to prove to the consular officer during interview that am exempted from the passport requirement….base on the three exemptions listed.will appreciate your kind attention and expert directory as usual. Thanks.
November 9, 2020 at 03:05
If you don’t have a valid passport and you don’t have a valid excuse, don’t enter the lottery.
November 9, 2020 at 13:38
Hi Simon ! My issue is With the mailing adresse . My street name is too long so i put it in the first adresse line and put the rest of the adresse in second adresse line . Is it a problem ? I heard that the mailing adresse isn’t important in the application .
November 9, 2020 at 14:29
Not important at all.