Instructions for the 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Program now available

News Release from Jewell Stewart & Pratt PC The U.S. Department of State’s instructions for the 2018 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2018) are now available. Entries for the DV-2018 program must be submitted electronically between October 4 and November 7, 2016.

Ecuador is eligible for DV-2018. Otherwise, there are no changes in eligibility. 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 2018, 50,000 diversity visas will be available.

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