Each application will be identified with a case id for the fiscal year as well as the geographic region of the applicant’s birth country. If a person from Nigeria is selected for the program in 2011 his case number for DV 2011 program will be 2011AF0000x12345. The selected applicants are advised that they shouldn’t continue in this green-card lottery as they aren’t able to demonstrate the education or work experience required that are the main qualifications for eligibility. Be sure to keep your confirmation number secure since there is no method to verify the results.
Another thing to bear in mind is that getting selected for the program won’t provide the applicant with the American government’s immigrant visas immediately. Selection only grants them the chance to apply for an visa to enter the country by paying the fee for the immigrant visa and processing fee for diversity visas. The total cost will be around $819 per person. Other family members with a right to be eligible are required to be able to pay the same visa fee regardless of regardless of whether they are the applicant who is the main one in USA USA and/or not. Visa fees cannot be reimbursed if the visa is refused due to any reason.
The correct visa fee should be paid at US Embassy or Consular office. US Consular Office or the Embassy on the day that the applicant is scheduled to be interviewed. Be sure not to pay fees to a bank or through any other institution.
In the DV 2011 application asks for an applicant’s email. Although the KCC does not communicate the lottery winner’s selection via email address, in the future following the lottery for green cards, those winners will be contacted using their email addresses to ensure further communications while their application is being taken care of.