| Preparing your DV-2011 Application|
By using VisaPro Green Card Lottery’s services to prepare your DV-2011 application, you can rest assured that your application will be prepared and submitted with accordance to guidelines and instructions issued by the Department of State.
U.S. Department of State issued Lottery Application guidelines with instructions on how, when and where you need to prepare and submit your lottery application for entry into the annual Visa Lottery Program. The Department of State rejects all applications that do not adhere to the guidelines or comply to all the requirements.
Over 2.5 million applications were rejected for not meeting the stringent requirements.
Some of the most important instructions are summarized below: Instructions for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa Lottery
|1.||Your Full Name: Last Name (Surname/Family Name), First Name, Middle name. |
|2.||Date and Place of Birth|
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Date of Birth: Day, Month, Year
EXAMPLE: 10 October 1975
Place of Birth: City/Town, District/County/Province, Country.
EXAMPLE: Paris, Paris, France
The name of the country should be that which is currently in use for the place where the applicant was born (Slovenia, rather than Yugoslavia; Kazakhstan rather than Soviet Union, for example).
|3.||Native Country if different from Country of Birth|
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Please write your Spouse or Parent's country of birth if you were born in an ineligible country. See Requirements.
|4.||Name, Date and Place of Birth of Dependents|
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SpouseSpouses are automatically included as derivative beneficiaries of your lottery application. In the event that you are selected, your spouse would also be able to obtain a Green Card if he/she choose and are otherwise eligible. To increase your chances of being selected, your spouse may also complete a separate application listing you and any children as derivative beneficiaries.
You must list your spouse even if you are separated from your spouse or your spouse does not intend to immigrate to the U.S. with you. Failure to list spouse's details will disqualify your application.
You must list all your children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 years, whether they are your natural children, your spouse’s children by a previous marriage, or children you have formally adopted in accordance with the laws of your country, unless a child is already a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Failure to list all the children will disqualify your application.
Unmarried children under the age of 21 are automatically included as derivative beneficiaries of your lottery application. In the event that you are selected, your unmarried children under the age of 21 will also be able to obtain a Green Card if they choose and are otherwise eligible. Unmarried children between the ages of 18-21 can also file a separate application (in addition to being included on your application) as long as they meet all of the eligibility requirements (lottery country native, education/experience, etc.) of a principal applicant.
If your children are married and/or are over the age of 21, they must qualify for the lottery independently and file their own separate lottery application.
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Please skip this section. It is already filled with VisaPro’s address.
We have listed VisaPro’s address as the return address for your application. This will assure proper notification even if you have changed your address. We will notify you immediately if your application is selected.
|6.||Photographs of all family members
Submitting Your Lottery Application
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Submit recent photographs of yourself, your spouse and all children included in the application. Failure to submit required photographs for all family members will result in disqualification of your lottery application.
Photographs must be submitted even if your spouse or child no longer resides with you or would not immigrate with you to the United States.
Leave the photographs loose in the envelope. We will submit the photographs for you.
The photographs must confirm to the following specifications:
- SIZE: 2 inches by 2 inches (50mm x 50mm) square.
image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts
Group (JPEG) format.
- If a new digital
photograph is taken, it must have a resolution
of 600 pixels high by 600 pixels wide,
and a color depth of either 24-bit color,
8-bit color, or 8-bit grayscale.
- If a
photographic print is scanned, the print must be
2 inches by 2 inches (50mm x 50mm) square. It
must be scanned at a resolution of 150 dots per
inch (dpi) and with a color depth of either
24-bit color, 8-bit color, or 8-bit grayscale.
- The maximum image size accepted will be sixty-two thousand five hundred (62,500) bytes.
The person must be directly facing the camera; the head of the person being photographed should not be tilted up, down or to the side, and should cover about 50% of the area of the photograph.
- The photograph should be taken with the person being photographed in front of a neutral, light-colored background. Photographs taken with very dark or patterned, busy backgrounds are not accepted.
- Photographs in which the face of the person being photographed is not in focus will not be accepted.
- Photographs in which the person being photographed is wearing a hat or glasses with dark lens or in which the face is obscured in any way will not be accepted.
- Photographs may be either color or black and white.
VisaPro will review your photographs and make sure they meet all these requirements.
When to Submit
DV-2011 lottery entries
must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov
between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4),
Friday, October 2, 2009, and noon, Eastern Standard
Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 30, 2009. Paper
entries will not be accepted.