7:52 PM 10/15/2018
The next expected American diversity program is expected to be called as DV-2021.
DV-2021 is expected to accepti entries from eligible applicants born in eligible countries by the year 2019.
Many people believe that the Green Card Lottery will be changed to another kind of program that will target educated people from certain counties.
In the coming year we have to wait and see what the US Senate house will take action on this draw. .
DV-2020 Program: The revised online registration period for the DV-2020 Program begins on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified.
US Congress mandated Annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
Participants who are selected in the program ("selectees") must meet the eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Diversity Visa through this draw. Selectees are chosen through a randomized computer draw. Visas are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any given year program. Results will be published through the online website.
In the last held DV-2019 draw, natives of the following countries were not allowed to participate, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries had immigrated to the United States within the five year period. Those countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are normally eligible to participate in this selection draw.
Nigeria and Bangladesh born people are much interested to participate in this draw as lot of them had immigrated to the USA from these countries through this draw. So they must wait little more time to see whether they are eligible to participate in the coming visa draw or not.