USA, Australia and Canada VISA Application Information 2018/2019

Overview of the U.S.A Visa Lottery

The Diversity Immigrant Visa is a lottery program administered by the United States (U.S.) government Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The American DV- VISA Lottery is also known as Green Card Lottery which the US Department of States administers and offers to qualified applicants. The Green Card Lottery provides 50,000 immigrant visas (fifty thousand U.S. Permanent Resident Card) annually to the non-USA nationality with aims to diversify immigrant population in the United States. It works by the selection of applicants from countries with low numbers of immigrants in the USA within the last five years. There has been a turnaround of 20 million (twenty million) people who applied for the lottery each year, as per the record of 2017.

The American VISA Lottery application is limited, and it is conducted once a year. Only specified eligible countries and applicants are qualified to apply. What this means is that if your country of origin does not qualify for American VISA Lottery 2018/2019, you are automatically ineligible.

How to Apply for the U.S.A Visa Lottery 2018/2019

To apply for American VISA Lottery, we recommend you may first contact the American Embassy in your country to verify if your country qualified or you may check the official USA DV-Lottery website online for all the necessary information you may need.

Important Information: The DV-2019 entry period which began on October 3 is confirmed closed, by the USA embassy. They also confirmed that due to a technical issue, all the entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid (this means that all those entries have been excluded from the system, and therefore they will not count as a duplicate entry).
The good news is that they also confirmed the technical issue resolved now. However, it is important you note that only entries submitted between October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4) will be accepted and considered for selection in the USA DV-2019 lottery.
NOTE: If you are affected by this issue, you are please required to get rid of any other documentation or any confirmation number that you have if you submitted an entry for USA DV-2019 lottery during October 3-10.

USA Visa Lottery, Australia and Canada Visa Application
There are different kinds of VISA you can apply for apart from 2018/2019 U.S.A VISA Lottery. Your type of application will depend on your circumstances, country and your specified purpose. It is pertinent you do not focus only on how to apply for the 2018/2019 U.S.A VISA Lottery since it is limited as just a country offers such a service.

Below is a List of Different Types of VISA issued by most countries but not Exhaustive;
Tourist VISA
Visitor VISA
Skilled worker VISA
Business VISA
Study VISA
Transit VISA
Diplomat VISA
Pilgrimage VISA
At the meantime, we recommend you may consider applying for any of the VISA above as we have identified them as an alternative option to U.S.A VISA lottery 2019, but please note that it is not an exhaustive list.

How to Apply for Canadian VISA 2018/2019

Canada is another great country for VISA applications, which we are also recommending. They provide different VISA applications to immigrants who wish to move and settle in Canada. They also offer work permit VISA to live and work in Canada, and Study VISA to study in Canada.
You can submit your application in-person or you can mail your application. You may need to make available your biometrics when you apply for a VISA (this means that you may give your fingerprints and photos). You will need to provide it at a Visa Application Centre when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence if you are a national of a country or territory in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, or if you are a national of a country that is already biometrics required (Effective 31 July 2018).
We also recommend you to visit the Canadian VISA official website online for all information on how best to apply for a Canadian VISA.

How to Apply for Australian VISA 2018/2019

Australia is another choice for either to work or study. If you wish to explore more in travelling around the world,  the Country has an official website for prospective immigrants and who wish to travel to Australia.  We recommend you may visit the Australian embassy official website online for all the information concerning Australian VISA, to enable you to determine what VISA you need to apply and you can also utilise the Estimate the cost of your visa tool on the official website too.
We wish you the best of luck with your applications!


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