Just published: DV-2020 Entry Guide

The Entry Period for this year’s Diversity Visa Lottery – DV-2020 – was from Wednesday, October 3, 12.00 p.m. EDT, till Tuesday, November 6, 12.00 p.m. EST. 
Only during this period was registration possible. 

Natives of the following countries were not eligible for DV-2020 (unless they qualify for an exception): 
Nigeria, Bangladesh, China mainland-born (Macau SAR, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan qualify), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Great Britain/U.K. (Northern Ireland does qualify), Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru. 

To be eligible for a Diversity Visa one needs a high school degree (diploma/certificate) OR two years work experience in a qualifying profession/job. People who cannot meet the educational demand and also cannot qualify by their work history, are urged not to participate.

Results for DV-2020, the Entrant Status Check, will become available on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.