Submitting Your Entry

Step-By-Step

Have the WORKSHEET(S) handy to help you complete your Entry.
Have your Digital Image(s) ready for upload.

Go to the eDV website dvlottery.state.gov.

The first screen is the Welcome Screen. It contains links for

  • Entry Instructions.
  • Photo Tool. This is NOT a link to upload pictures.
  • Entry Form.
  • DV Entrant Status Check. ESC is now only available for DV-2019.

Click on the link Begin Entry.
The Authentication Code Page will open.
Type in the code as given and click Submit.
If you have trouble with the code click Refresh for a new code and/or click Speaker to hear the code spoken.

The Entry Form will open.
After getting access you have 60 minutes to complete the form and submit it.

Part One

If you indicate you are married and/or have an eligible child/children Part Two will open after you complete Part One.

At the end of Part One you are given a choice between Continue or Cancel Entry.
Cancel means that all information you gave is deleted. You can if so desired start over.
Quit your browser application and open it again before starting a new Entry.

If you click Continue you will see

  • Part Two for Derivatives if you indicated family members.
  • OR
  • Review for Part One if you indicated no family members.

The Review page is given so you can check your answers. Review Part One.
At the bottom you will see Continue – Go Back to Part 1 – Cancel Entry.
If you need to change an answer use the blue button for Go Back to Part 1, do NOT use the Back option on your browser.

Print your Entry Form for your own file. You must use your browser’s Print command.
You must print the form before submitting it.

If you click Submit your Entry Form is submitted to the eDV system.
Only click Submit when you are sure all answers are complete and correct.

Part Two

At the bottom of Part Two you will have a choice between Continue and Cancel Entry.
Cancel means all information you gave – Part One and Part Two – is deleted.
You can if so desired start over.
Quit your browser application and open it again before starting a new Entry.

If you click Continue Part 1 and Part 2 of your Entry will display for Review.
The Review page is given so you can check your answers.
At the bottom you will see Submit – Go Back to Part 1 – Go Back to Part 2 – Continue.
If you need to change an answer use the blue button Go Back to Part 1 or Go Back to Part 2, do NOT use the Back option on your browser.

Review both parts of the Entry Form carefully.
Print the Entry Form for your own file. You must use your browser’s Print command.
You must print the form before submitting it.

If you click Submit your Entry Form Part One and Part Two is submitted to the eDV system.
Only click Submit when you are sure all answers are complete and correct.

 

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