The online registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2013) will begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). See the Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions webpage for more information
Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters
The U.S. Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review the procedures for the DV program provided below, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.
This is still the best way to enter the United States of America legally without any constraint; and the best part of it all: it's free. (at least, the registration). The winners are still responsible for providing proper documentation and pay for their tickets to the U.S.A. once approved.
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