With your country of birth and education, there are only two requirements you must meet to lớn participate in the DV Lottery. These have to be proven only in the case of winning the lottery.

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Your country of birth must be qualified to lớn participate in the DV Lottery. Your citizenship is not relevant in this process. What counts is the birth country in accordance with current world political maps.


Almost everyone qualifies for the DV Lottery. The only exceptions are people born in a country with a very high emigration rate into the US.

Due to lớn the high immigration rate into the United States, the following countries are currently excluded from the DV Program:

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, china (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) và its dependent territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

People who were born in any of the above-mentioned excluded countries may apply if:

their spouses were born in one of the eligible countries, ortheir parents (both not born in this excluded country) were only temporary residents of the excluded, non-eligible countries.
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Education


After winning in the DV Lottery, you must prove that you meet one of the following educational requirements:

Your educational màn chơi is at least equivalent khổng lồ an American high school diploma

OR

Within the last five years, you have worked for at least two years in a profession that requires at least two years of training.

Proof of these prerequisites is only necessary when a lottery participant wins a Green Card. They are not necessary at the time of applying for the DV Lottery.

Recommendation:If you bởi vì not have the equivalent of a high school degree & are not sure if your job requires "two years of training" you should check the US Department’s of State Online Database ONET. Type in your profession and click on "Summary." You will find an analysis of how many years of experience in your job are needed in the chapter "Job Zone."


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Photo requirements


The US State Department requires all applications to lớn be filed electronically. Please be advised that any minor error in the application procedure will result in your immediate disqualification without further notice.

The photo requirements are very strict & must meet the following criteria:

Requirements

Specification

Background

Light-colored & plain

Head size

The face (from chin lớn hair) must represent between 50 % & 69 % of the total height of the photo.

Head position

Face the camera. Your head must not be tilted up, down, or to lớn the side.

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Exposure

The photo must not be overexposed or underexposed. Shadows must not be visible.

Digital image alterations

Should be avoided. A modified background can influence the shape of the head.

The face

Must not be covered by hair và facial expression should be neutral.

Head coverings

Are not permitted except for religious reasons.

Glasses

Are not allowed.

Color

High-quality màu sắc photos only - no black and white photos!

Photo size

51x51mm

Resolution

600x600 pixels / 300 dpi

File size

Maximum 240 KB

File format

JPGformat

Photo age

The photo must not be older than 6 months & needs khổng lồ reflect the current look. Photos of previous DV Lotteries should not be used.

Please do not use copies of identity cards or passports!

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If an existing photo is scanned, it must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). The original photo should be 2 x 2 inches in size. The maximum image size accepted will be 240 KB. Images should be taken directly facing the camera in front of a light-colored background. The face should cover between 50 % and 69 % of the height of the image.


Since 2019, in addition to lớn your name, gender, place and date of birth, address, email address, education level, passport photo, marital status, number of children, & dates and passport photos of spouses and children, a passport number & passport expiration date had lớn be included in the application.

The requirement to lớn possess a valid passport for the DV Lottery was dropped for participation beginning with DV-2024 in 2022, as a court declared it invalid due to a formal error. Reinstatement of the passport rule, while still possible at this time, is unlikely.