The USA is undoubtedly one of the most developed countries in the world. Because of that, everyone wants to live and work there. Although, with the current anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald trump’s administration, the world’s viewpoint regarding the USA has got tons of negative vibes, With the upcoming elections, this might have the possibility to change.
Although legally getting a Green Card and work permit is really difficult and not so easy even for highly qualified professionals, EDV is undoubtedly the simplest option for anyone who wants to live and work in the USA. EDV opens every year for months between October 4 and November 7 based on records. This year, the EDV lottery has also opened and if you are interested to fill it out, this guide would be very useful for you.
Because of the quality of life in the USA, filling EDV is a hot trend in many Asian countries. As the young generation of this country is looking for prosperous life with the growing political discontent and economical crisis in the country, more and more peoples are attracted to going abroad.
With these steps, you can fill your EDV forms and you don’t have to pay the hefty fee just for doing this 5min task. If you can fill your EDV with your 5 min work from your comfort zone, why to pay fees just for this purpose?
Go to the given URL and hit the green start now button.
After hitting start now, You’ll be presented with the captcha. You should fill the word presented in the captcha correctly and hit submit.
After that, you’ll be redirected to the actual form.
Start filling in your personal information.
Suppose your name is Anup Bahadur Thapa, then you should write the last name in the first box, Bahadur in the third box, and Anup in the second box.
If your name has no mid name, hit the No middle name checkbox.
Fill in your gender.
c. Birth Date
Hit month, day, and year in AD format.
d.City where you were from
Hit the city where you were born, it should be the city of your birth, not your citizenship’s address.
eg: If you’re born on Kathmandu, fill Kathmandu.
e. Country where you were born
Fill the country of birth. It should be the country of your birth independent of your citizenship or current passport.
f. Country of eligibility for the DV program
“Your country of eligibility will normally be the same as your country of birth. Your country of eligibility is NOT related to where you live. If you were born in a country that is not eligible for the DV program, please go to Explanation of Country of Eligibility to see if there is another option available in your case.”
List of eligible countries
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel*, Japan, Jordan*, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macau S.A.R.**, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria*, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
If your country of birth is in the following list please proceed. if not, you must have other eligibility criteria from spouse or parents.
Suppose if you’re born in India you might not be eligible for yourself so you would need assistance from your spouse or parents who are born abroad and in an eligible country.
Since the past year, a passport is compulsory for EDV applications.
Your passport must be valid, non-expired, and must be from the list of supported countries.
- Fill in Last name, first name, and middle name.
If there’s no mid name hit the no middle name checkbox
Fill in the passport number, expiration date in mm-dd-yyyy format.
Fill the country of issuance.
Skip the part B.
h. Entrant photograph
The photograph is an important factor for successful EDV submission. If your photographs didn’t comply with the EDV guidelines your application would be disqualified.
The photograph must be :
– Non edited
– No glass allowed
– Plain background
– Size must be appropriate
Visit this link for more image criteria.
i. Mailing address
It’s your contact address. In case you won the EDV lottery, you’ll be contacted at the given address so please fill your temporary residence in this field.
Address Line 1: eg: Nayabazar, Kathmandu
Address Line 2 : eg: Pahiko Tole, House number 102
District/County/Province/State : Kathmandu/Province 3
Postal Code: 44600 or you can hit No Postal Code
In case you are from the village:
Address Line 1 : eg: Shaheed Lakhan Rural Municipality,7
Address Line 2: Pokharidada
District/County/Province/State : Gorkha /Province 4
Postal Code: 33600
j. Country where you live today
Fill your present country.
For example, if you are filling this form from Qatar and you are in the visa of another country, fill in the country where you presently reside.
k. Phone Number
Your current phone number. It’s optional.
l. Email Address
It’s valid and must have.
Use your most used Email Address.
Fill both textboxes of email addresses with the same email.
m. Highest level of education
Fill the highest education you’ve achieved.
+2 pass: High School Degree
Nursing/CTEVT: Vocational School
Bachelor Completed: University Degree
Masters: Master’s Degree
Ph.D./higher: Doctorate Degree
You must be plus 2 passed for filling this form.
If you are not, you must have 2 years of pieces of training or valid experience in the following field.
You must have a minimum of a high school diploma reflecting the completion of a full course of study (vocation schools or equivalency degrees are not acceptable) or be a skilled worker in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to qualify (visit http://www.onetonline.org/ to see if your occupation qualifies) for a Diversity Visa.
14. Current marital status
If you are married: fill Married and my spouse is not a US Citizen
If you are unmarried: hit unmarried
If you are divorced: hit divorced
If your spouse is not living, hit widowed
Legal separation is an arrangement when a couple remains married but live apart, following a court order. If you and your spouse are legally separated, your spouse will not be able to immigrate with you through the Diversity Visa program. You will not be penalized if you choose to enter the name of a spouse from whom you are legally separated.
If you are not legally separated by court order, you must include your spouse even if you plan to be divorced before you apply for the Diversity Visa. Failure to list your eligible spouse is grounds for disqualification.
If your spouse is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, do not list him/her in your entry.
15. Number of children
List all the biological, legally adopted children who are unmarried and under the age of 21.
After filling in all these details hit Continue.
If You’ve children and you’re married you’ll be presented with this page.
Fill in the details as specified and continue.
After everything is done, hit the submit button and you’ll receive your confirmation details
Save this info in a safe place and you’re done with filling EDV form.
If your photographs are ready it won’t take more than 10 minutes.