The Entry Data Form on this web site is NOT your official entry into the Lottery, and we are NOT affiliated with the U.S. Government. We are a service company that has been assisting clients with digital photos for use in the Green Card Lottery since 1996. It will be our pleasure to assist you with your digital photo as well. The Entry Data Form on this web site is only to show you what questions are asked on the official entry form. You are under no obligation to actually submit our Entry Data Form. However, if you do submit that form, you will automatically receive an email message with instructions about what to do next.
Native of a country whose natives qualify: In most cases, this means the country in which you were born. However, there are two other ways you may be able to qualify. First, if you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible but your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible, you can claim your spouse’s country of birth—provided that both you and your spouse are on the selected entry, are issued visas, and enter the United States simultaneously. Second, if you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but neither of your parents was born there or resided there at the time of your birth, you may claim nativity in one of your parents’ countries of birth if it is a country whose natives qualify for the DV-2015 program. Click here for list of eligible countries
To enter the lottery, you must meet either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program: You 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. For more information about qualifying work experience, see Frequently Asked Question #13.
If you cannot meet the above requirements, you should NOT submit an entry into the DV program.
Education or Work Experience: You 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. For more information about qualifying work experience, see Frequently Asked Question #13. If you cannot meet either of these requirements, you should NOT submit an entry to the DV program.
A digital photograph (image) of you, your spouse, and each child must be submitted online with the E-DV entry form. The image file can be produced either by taking a new digital photograph or by scanning a photographic print with a digital scanner. The image file must adhere to the compositional and technical specifications listed below. Entrants may test their photos for suitability through the photo validation link on the e-DV website before submitting their entries. The photo validation provides additional technical advice on photo composition, along with examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.
There is only one way to enter the DV-2015 lottery. You must submit the DS 5501, the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (E-DV Entry Form), which is only accessible only at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Failure to complete the form in its entirety will disqualify the entry.
If we correct your digital photos, we will email the corrected photos back to you and YOU must then submit them and your official entry into the lottery at www.dvlottery.state.gov.
NOTICE: The Department of State strongly encourages applicants to complete the entry form without the assistance of “Visa Consultants,” “Visa Agents,” or other individuals who offer to submit an entry on behalf of applicants. If you use the services of somebody else to complete your entry form, you should be present when the entry is prepared, and you should retain the confirmation page and your unique confirmation number. Facilitators may try to withhold confirmation numbers in order to make an unlawful demand for money in exchange for notification information that should have been directly available to you.
Your confirmation number from your DV-2015 online entry registration is required to enable you to go to the E-DV website and receive notification of whether your entry has been selected through the Entrant Status Check available as of May 1, 2014, on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Entrant Status Check will be the sole means of informing you of your selection for DV-2015, providing instructions to you on how to proceed with your application, and notifying you of the date and time of your appointment for your immigrant visa interview. If you lose your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status, and we will not resend the confirmation page information to you.
Those who submit the E-DV entry will be asked to include the following information on the E-DV Entry Form.
1. FULL NAME – Last/Family Name, First Name, Middle name. Enter your name exactly as listed on your passport.
2. DATE OF BIRTH – Day, Month, Year
3. GENDER – Male or Female
4. CITY WHERE YOU WERE BORN
5. COUNTRY WHERE YOU WERE BORN – The name of the country should be that which is currently in use for the place where you were born.
6. COUNTRY OF ELIGIBILITY OR CHARGEABILITY FOR THE DV PROGRAM – Your country of eligibility will normally be the same as your country of birth. Your country of eligibility is not related to where you live. If you were born in a country that is not eligible for the DV program, please review the instructions to see if there is another option for country chargeability available for you.
7. ENTRY PHOTOGRAPH(S) – See the technical information on photograph specifications. Make sure you include photographs of your spouse and all your children, if applicable.
8. MAILING ADDRESS – In Care Of, Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City/Town, District/Country/Province/State, Postal Code/Zip Code, and Country
9. COUNTRY WHERE YOU LIVE TODAY
10. PHONE NUMBER (optional)
11. E-MAIL ADDRESS – provide an e-mail address to which you have direct access. You will NOT receive an official selection letter at this address. However, if your entry is selected and you respond to the notification of your selection through the Entrant Status Check, you will receive follow-up communication from the Department of State by e-mail notifying you that details of your immigrant visa interview are available on Entrant Status Check.
12. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION YOU HAVE ACHIEVED, AS OF TODAY? You must indicate which one of the following represents your own highest level of educational achievement: (1) Primary school only, (2) High school, no degree, (3) High school degree, (4) Vocational school, (5) Some university courses, (6) University degree, (7) Some graduate level courses, (8) Masters degree, (9) Some doctorate level courses, and (10) Doctorate degree.
13. MARITAL STATUS – Unmarried, Married, Divorced, Widowed, or Legally Separated.
14. NUMBER OF CHILDREN – Entries MUST include the name, date, and place of birth of your spouse and all natural children. Entries must also include all children legally adopted by you, and step-children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 on the date of your electronic entry, 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 are not eligible for the DV; however, U.S. law protects children from ―aging out‖ in certain circumstances. If your DV entry is made before your unmarried child turns 21, and the child turns 21 before visa issuance, he/she may be protected from aging out by the Child Status Protection Act and be treated as though he/she were under 21 for visa-processing purposes. You are not required to list a spouse or child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident, as they will not be eligible for a DV visa. Failure to list all children who are eligible will result in disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visas in the case at the time of the visa interview.
15. SPOUSE INFORMATION – Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, and Photograph. Failure to list your eligible spouse will result in disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visas in the case at the time of the visa interview. You must list your spouse here even if you plan to be divorced before you apply for a visa.
16. CHILDREN INFORMATION – Name, Date of Birth, Gender, City/Town of Birth, Country of Birth, and Photograph: Include all children declared in question #14 above.
Based on the allocations of available visas in each region and country, the computer will randomly select individuals from among qualified entries. All DV- 2015 entrants will be required to go to the E-DV website Entrant Status Check using the confirmation number saved from their DV-2015 online entry registration to find out whether their entry has been selected in the DV program. Entrant Status Check will be available starting May 1, 2014, at the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Selectees will be directed to a confirmation page that will provide further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the United States. Entrant Status Check will be the ONLY means by which selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2015. The Department of State will not be mailing out notification letters. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified of their selection by e-mail. Those individuals NOT selected will be notified of their non-selection through Entrant Status Check. U.S. embassies and consulates will not provide a list of selectees. Selectees’ spouses and unmarried children under age 21 may also apply for visas to accompany or follow-to-join the principal applicant. DV-2014 visas will be issued between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015.
Processing of entries and issuance of DVs to selectees meeting eligibility requirements and their eligible family members MUST occur by midnight on September 30, 2015. Under no circumstances can DVs be issued or adjustments approved after this date, nor can family members obtain DVs to follow-to-join the principal applicant in the United States after this date.
In order to receive a DV to immigrate to the United States, those chosen in the random drawing must meet ALL eligibility requirements under U.S. law. These requirements may significantly increase the level of scrutiny required and time necessary for processing for natives of some countries listed in this notice including, but not limited to, countries identified as state sponsors of terrorism.
Electronic online entry in the annual DV program is FREE (there is no fee). The U.S. government employs no outside consultants or private services to operate the DV program. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance to prepare DV entries do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. government. Use of any outside intermediary or assistance to prepare a DV entry is entirely at the entrant’s discretion. The ONLY website on which people can officially register to participation in the Diversity Program is www.dvlottery.state.gov. A qualified electronic entry submitted directly by an applicant has an equal chance of being randomly selected by computer, as does a qualified electronic entry received from an outside intermediary on behalf of the applicant. However, receipt of more than one entry per person will disqualify the person from registration, regardless of the source of the entry.
The U.S. Government's requirements for entry into Lottery DV-2015 state that each digital photo MUST be a recent photo. That means you will need to take new digital photos AFTER JUNE 3, 2013. If you wish for us to do a quick free check to see if corrections are needed, you can email your digital photos to us as attachments to an email message sent to firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER JULY 1, 2013.
Over 95% of all photos we receive need digital size adjustments. Make sure you take your photos using the following instructions, and we can then make digital adjustments.
Each digital photo MUST be in .jpg digital formal.
Email each required digital photo as a separate attachment to the message you send to email@example.com . Be sure to identify who is in each digital photo you send to us.
SAMPLES OF PROPERLY TAKEN PHOTOS
SAMPLES OF WRONG PHOTOS
Nothing allowed in back-
ground; do NOT smile
Resolution too low; not in
sharp focus; do NOT smile
Shadow on background;
do NOT smile
Shadow on side of face; do
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We will do one free check and will let you know if corrections are needed. We cannot correct photos until after receiving your service fee.
Fee for our photo review and correction services:
$60 for each digital photo reviewed and digital size corrected.
Accepted form of service fee payment (in U.S. Dollars Only):
American Green Card Lottery Access Center
7925A North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Please Note: We do NOT accept credit card payments. We do NOT accept personal checks.
The US Government's official acceptance period for DV-2015 will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12 noon (EDT) (GMT-4) and will end on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12 noon (EDT) (GMT-4). . The last day for American Green Card Lottery Access Center to receive the service fee and your digital photos for correction is October 20, 2013. Digital photos for Green Card Lottery DV-2015 must be taken after June 3, 2013.
All available information is available at www.americangreencard.com and www.americangreencard.com/howenter.htm.
Do NOT send any money until after we have done one free photo check to see if corrections are possible. No refunds allowed.
If your photos are not correct, we either adjust the digital resolutions to meet the exact requirements or we request new photos from you...which we then review and adjust if necessary.
The United States Government holds one American Green Card Lottery each year, and there are 50,000 winners in each Lottery. Qualified winners and their family members can receive a US Green Card and the right to live and work in the USA.
You may email us your digital photos for Green Card Lottery DV-2015 after July 1, 2013!
Best Wishes and Good Luck!
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