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The application dates for United States Diversity Visa Lottery for 2013 tagged “DV-2013” has been released. Read the below the release statement.

You may register for the DV-2013 program from noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), October 4, 2011, until noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), November 5, 2011.

If you need help on how to apply, please post below here so that we can guide you aright on the process:

Review the following documents and posts for guidelines and information of importance.

•   Diversity Visa 2013 Instructions: Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Instructions
•   US Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (DV-2012) | Instruction & Online Application in Travel Gists (Visa and Permit)
•   US Visa Lottery Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image) in Travel Gists (Visa and Permit)

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America Visa lottery starts tomorrow 4th October 2011. If you are interested in applying, visit the link below: Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery

If you need help applying, post it below.

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PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY TO DV-2013

• The Department of State will only accept completed E-DV entry forms submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period between noon, EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 4,  2011, and noon, EDT (GMT-4), Saturday, November 5, 2011.
-  All entries by an individual will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for that individual is received, regardless of who submitted the entry.  You may prepare and submit your own entry or have someone submit the entry for you.  There are NO COSTS or FEES to register for the DV Program.
-  A successfully registered entry will result in a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number.  You must print this confirmation screen for your records using the print function of your web browser and ensure that you retain your confirmation number.  Starting May 1, 2012, you will be able to check the status of your DV-2013 entry by returning to www.dvlottery.state.gov  Entrant Status Check and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information.  Entrant Status Check will be the sole means of informing you of your selection for DV-2013,
providing instructions to you on how to proceed with your application, and notifying you of your appointment for your immigrant visa interview.  Therefore, it is essential you retain your confirmation number.  The U.S. Department of State is unable to provide your entry confirmation number if it is lost. 
-  Paper entries are no longer accepted.  The sole method for entry to the 2013 Diversity Visa Program is through this electronic process. 


• It is very important that you submit all required photographs. Your entry will be disqualified if you do not submit all the required photographs.  Recent photographs of the following people must be submitted electronically with the E-DV entry form:
- You
- Your spouse
- Each unmarried child under 21 years of age at the time of your electronic entry, including all natural children as well as all legally adopted children and stepchildren, even if a child no longer resides with you or you do not intend for a child to immigrate under the DV program.

Failure to submit the required photographs for your spouse and each child listed will result in an incomplete entry to the E-DV system.  The entry will not be accepted and must be resubmitted.

On your entry, you must list your spouse (husband or wife), and all unmarried children under 21 years of  age, regardless of whether or not they are living with the petitioner or intend to accompany or follow to join  the petitioner should the petitioner immigrate to the United States, with the exception of children who are already U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.  A spouse or child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident will not require or be issued a DV visa.  However, you should include all family members in your registration and photos of each family member who will apply for a DV visa.  Group or family photographs will not be accepted; there must be a separate photograph for each family member. 

Failure to enter the correct photograph of each individual into the E-DV system may result in disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visas associated with the case at the time of the visa interview.

• Entries are subject to disqualification and visa refusal for cases in which the photographs are not recent, show manipulation in any way, or fail to meet the specifications explained below.

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DV-2013 Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image)

A digital photograph (image) of you, your spouse, and each child must be submitted online with the E-DV entry form.  The image file can be produced either by taking a new digital photograph or by scanning a photographic print with a digital scanner.  The image file must adhere to the compositional and technical specifications listed  below.  Entrants may test their photos for suitability through the photo validation link on the e-DV website before submitting their entries.  The photo validation provides additional technical advice on photo composition, along with examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.

Compositional Specifications:  The submitted digital image must conform to the following compositional specifications or the entry will be disqualified. 

Head Position
o The person being photographed must directly face the camera.
o The head of the person should not be tilted up, down, or to the side.
o The head height or facial region size (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50 percent and 69 percent of the image's total height.  The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56 percent and 69 percent of the image's height.
- Digital Image Head Size Template


Review examples on the Photo Requirements webpage: Photo Examples

- Background
o The person being photographed should be in front of a neutral, light-colored background.
o Dark or patterned backgrounds are not acceptable.

- Focus4
o The photograph must be in focus.

- Decorative Items
o Photographs in which the person being photographed is wearing sunglasses or other items that
detract from the face will not be accepted. 

- Head Coverings and Hats
o Photos of applicants wearing head coverings or hats are only acceptable if the head covering is worn for religious beliefs; even then, the head covering may not obscure any portion of the face of  the applicant.  Photographs of applicants with tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in
nature will not be accepted; photographs of military, airline, or other personnel wearing hats will not be accepted.

Color photographs in 24-bit color depth are required.  Color photographs may be downloaded from a  camera to a file in the computer or they may be scanned onto a computer.  If you are using a scanner, the settings must be for True Color or 24-bit color mode. 

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