The long-awaited DV-2021 Entry Period is finally ongoing. It began at 4:00 P.M. (16 Hours) GMT on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and will end on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
During this one month period, people from all around the world can submit their online entries using the official DV website, provided they meet the following prerequisites:
1. are born in a country that is on the list of eligible countries for the 2021 Diversity Visa Program.
In case one was not born in an eligible country, there are two other ways he/she may qualify to enter DV-2021. Discover those ways by reading a previous article of ours, concerning entering the DV Program.
2. have completed secondary school or have worked for at least two years during the last five years, in a profession that requires at least two years of training or experience
3. (just introduced this year) are in possession of a valid unexpired passport.
How to Enter
You enter the DV-2021 Lottery by accessing, filling in and eventually submitting the Diversity Visa Entry form, available on the official Diversity Visa website for the duration indicated above. After the specified period, the form will no longer be accessible. Those who do not enter during said period will NOT be a part of DV-2021. The next entry period will begin a year from now.
Once you click on the link above, you will land on the Welcome page shown below.
Clicking the green Begin Entry button, just below the Photo Examples button, is the way to access the form. You will first be led to a CAPTCHA code page where you will have to type in the text shown and click the Submit button, to gain access to the Entry form, which comprises two parts: a part for the Primary Entrant and the other, for Secondary Entrant(s), if any.
Read carefully, and fill in all fields accordingly. At the end of the form, click Continue. It will either take you to the Review page (in case you do not have any secondary entrants), where you would review your information entered for possible corrections and / or eventual submission; or to the Secondary entrant(s) part where you will enter information concerning your secondary entrants (in case there is/are any). The Secondary Entrants page leads to the Review page where you would have to do as described above.
A Cancel button also exists just beside the Submit button in case you do not wish to submit your entry at a given moment.
You may click the DV-2021 Instructions button on the Welcome page to get to the full instructions of the 2021 Program, if necessary.
The DV photo is the most technical/challenging part of the entry process. It has both compositional and technical requirements which MUST be adhered to, if the entry has to qualify. Those requirements are explained in detail in the full DV-2021 instructions mentioned above.
The Entry Submission Confirmation Page
Immediately after submitting your entry, an entry submission confirmation page will appear on your screen. Print that page or take record of its contents – especially the Confirmation Number – and keep it until after the results are released on May 5, 2020, at which time you would need it, in order to know whether your entry was selected or not.
Although detailed explanation on entering DV-2021 is available on the official DV website, some people still prefer “delegating” the task of submitting their entry to DV-related services for personal reasons. Prominent among the reasons cited is the technicalities surrounding taking the photo. The official DV website in the DV 2021 Instructions even advise entrants to solicit the service of a professional photographer to ensure the accuracy of the photo to be submitted.
Services We Offer
It is in this vein that we offer relevant DV-related services alongside the publication of up-to-date articles concerning the Program. With close to seven years of experience in submitting DV entries and ushering applicants through the DV process; and having had several success stories, we do not only possess the requisite photo-taking skills and provide specific directions to our clients when it comes to taking a perfect DV photo, we also ensure that they are properly guided through the entire application process in case their entry gets selected.
Take Advantage of Our Services
Visitors to this site are encouraged to take advantage of our services in case they do not possess the requisite skills to enable them successfully submit their entry and / or are unable to walk through the application process all alone.
You may request our DV-2021 Entry Submission service by completing either our DV-2021 Entry Submission Form or our DV-2021 Entrant Guidance Form (intended for users who prefer NOT TO hand over their personal data).
DV-2020 applicants may also solicit our DV-2020 Application Guidance service which takes users through the entire application process.
You may also send us your inquiries by email to email@example.com, or leave relevant comments at the end of this article.
We will be quite happy to reach out and offer you the appropriate assistance you are in need of.
Wishing you best of success in the 2020 and 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Programs.