Tag Archives: Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery

Diversity Visa Lottery: DV-2016 To Run from October 1, 2014 to Monday, November 3, 2014

Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.  No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.  The law allows only one entry by or for each person during each registration period.  The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries.  Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for October 2014

For October, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2015 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for September 2014

For September, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for August 2014

For August, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for June 2014

For June, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for May 2014

For May, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately  
AFRICA 37,900 Except:
Egypt:    25,900
Nigeria:   13,500
ASIA 6,500  
EUROPE 30,700 Except: Uzbekistan  16,350
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 15  
OCEANIA 1,100  
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
1,325  

Entitlement to immigrant status in the DV category lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which the applicant is selected in the lottery.  The year of entitlement for all applicants registered for the DV-2014 program ends as of September 30, 2014.  DV visas may not be issued to DV-2014 applicants after that date.  Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2014 principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2014.  DV visa availability through the very end of FY-2014 cannot be taken for granted.  Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30.

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for April 2014

For April, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for January 2014

For January, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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The Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs Which Will Apply In November

For November, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for October 2013

For October, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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