DV Lottery for Nigeria.
10:28 AM 12/10/2016
DV-2018 American visa lottery program had accepted entries for the FY 2018 in the year 2016. This was announced by the U.S State Department.
Now the DV-2018 instruction is available in the internet. According to it, Nigerian born people were not allowed to participate in the DV-2018 visa lottery program. Those who want to participate in the coming visa draw program must wait and see whether Nigeria is placed in the eligible country list or not. The next draw will be called as DV-2019. If Nigeria is marked as allowed, they will be allowed to participate in the draw in the year 2017.
DV-2018 instructions here.
DV-2018 visa lottery program didn't allow Nigeria born people to take part as they were placed in the ineligible country list. Nigeria is one of the countries which had sent thousands of its country people to the USA to work and live legally over there with the American immigrant visa selection program. Now the country had been placed in the ineligible country list (first African country to be ineligible) and its natives were not allowed to participate as they had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years period.
Nigerians who had married partners, whom were born in eligible countries, can participate in the draw claiming their partner's birth country eligibility. If he gets the visa under DV, he can't go alone, must enter in to the USA with his spouse.
Marrying a person for to benefit from the visa lottery program or assist someone in obtaining a USA entry permit through sham marriage is against the law.
Married applicant can enter only one spouse as the American Government supports monogamy marriage only.
Photo files used in the older diversity visa program will not be accepted for the current or futre DV program.
Next expected American Visa Lottery is DV-2019.
DV-2019 will open in the year 2017. DV-2017 Instructions.
DV-2017 online results are now available in the official web site.
Results checking facility was opened in May 2016 to check selection results.
Diversity visa lottery winners name list or photos will not be available anywhere.
The U.S Embassy and the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners. So don't disturb them.
Visa Bulletin website will assist certain type of visa applicants to see their advance visa interview notice.