KATHMANDU, Sept 26: 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) programs will open on October 3 at 9:45 PM Nepali Standard Time (NST). The application period will end on November 6 at 10:45 PM NST.
The application fee is free for the DV lottery. The U.S. Embassy recommends applicants to apply on their own; consultants are strictly prohibited. However, the applicants can use the assistance of their family members, friends or trusted person.
The applicants are advised to use electronic Diversity entry form (E-DV) www.dvlottery.state.gov for registration.
The family details should be briefly described. However, the new policy change for the 2020 program dictates to include the details of spouse and all the unmarried children under the age of 21 to make a valid entry. Else, the entries will be disqualified.
An applicant will have to submit only one application with a recent photo with no wear glasses and hats. Entries submitted with the same photo from the last DV year will be disqualified.
The confirmation number should not be made public. It should be printed and saved to check the status. Entering confirmation number at www.dvlottery.state.gov will confirm whether the applicant has been selected or not. The result will be published on or after May 7, 2019.
Entrants will have to provide an e-mail address as part of their entry.