Russia born people are allowed to participate in the American Government's Official Diversity Visa Lottery Program. Current DV program is DV-2020 and it is now accepting entries now in this year 2018 from the eligible participants. There is no fee to participate in this visa lottery draw. Although if you are selected as winner there will be a visa processing fees and other expenses too will apply. The application form providing website willallow to download it till 06th November 2018. After that it won't be available any more. You have to wait for the next draw DV-2021.
Russians must have successfully completed following educational certificate. Certificate of Secondary Education - (Attestat o srednem obrazovanii). Or must have work experience according to the instruction. Or the applicant must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5years after training/studying the professional course for 2 years.
Before to submit your entry read the DV-2020 Instructions.
There are US Embassy and consulates operating in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg.
Winners in the USA must contact the USCIS to pettion to change their current status to LPR status to get their Green card in the USA.
Financial documents: Documents (translated into English) showing how the applicants intend to support themselves financially upon settling in the United States.
Unmarried person can submit ONLY one entry to the program along with his digital image/photo file.
Married person must include spouse and all their eligible children with their individual photo files and details in their birth order.
Those children who are U.S LPR holders or U.S citizen are not to be included in the application form.
DV-2018 Results are now available in the internet and all the Russian participants can check their online selection results now. Mean while participants are requested to keep their confirmation number as there may may be chances for some more winners to be selected under this draw.
Documents needed for winners in Russia. moscow.usembassy.gov
Results will be available to check personally through the official website.
Email, postal mail fax or telephone calls will NOT be sent to the selected winners any more. Results.