Instructions for the 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery Program now available

News Release from Jewell & Associates, PC – September 16, 2011 The U.S. Department of State’s instructions for the 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2013) are now available. Entries for the DV-2013 program must be submitted electronically between October 4, 2011 and November 5, 2011. Changes in eligibility this year: For DV-2013, natives of South Sudan and Poland are now eligible for selection, while Bangladesh natives are now ineligible. Eligibility requirements and entry instructions are on the U.S. Department of State’s DV lottery web site,

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State under Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for a class of immigrants known as diversity immigrants, with visas made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For fiscal year 2013, 50,000 diversity visas will be available.

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