This post is on how to get the UK Visa Lottery, popularly called green card lottery or UK DIversity Visa Program. We will show you everything and how to get the process started properly.
Before you apply, you must know which type of visa you will be applying for in order not to mix up the whole thing and get yourself more frustrated.
Do you need a study visa as a student, tourism visa as a tourist, visit visa, business visa, or will you just be passing through the UK on your way to another country? Then you’ll need a transit visa. Official and Government Diplomats is issued to government officials on business.
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UK Visa Lottery Requirement.
- Original Nigerian passport (ECOWAS) whose validity rate extends to 30 days or 6 months of your intended stay in the country.
- UK application form.
- One passport sized photograph on a white background or as specified with a photocopy.
- Proof of permission to be in the UK e.g. visa, green card, resident permit etc.
- Letter of invitation from family and friend or sponsors with which you’ll be staying with there.
- Copy of round trip tickets or itinerary.
- Financial or bank statement for the last 3 months
- Birth certificate
- Attached copy of letter of invitation for a conference with full details on the company’s authorized representative like the phone numbers, and residential attachment for the duration of your stay for applicants on business trip or conference for business applicants.
- Supporting letter from guardians, friends or sponsors.
- Utility bills
- Details of flight booking/hotel.
How to Apply for UK Visa Lottery
- Visit www.uk.usembassy.gov
- You can also visit the UK immigration visa website to know the type of visa you will be applying for. The visa fees may vary depending on the category of the visa you would be applying for.
- Enter your details correctly in the spaces provided in block letters with a valid email address.
- You will be given a GWF number which should be taken care of as you will need it later.
- Date for your appointment will be sent to you via your email account, the venue and required documents.
- Click submits.
UK Visa Lottery Appointment
The following documents will be required of you as you’ll be attending the appointment:
- Printed copy of your online application and appointment confirmation.
- Your passport.
Your biometric thumbprint will be done at the application centre after payment of visa fee which will no longer be refundable once paid.
Be sure to attend your appointment at the time specified and venue to avoid delay and rebooking of appointment, that’ll be a whole round of stress you Know?
Then in the next three to six working weeks, you should be expecting your visa.
UK Diversity Visa Program Notice
Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year through the Diversity Visa (DV) Program, which is popularly known as the Green Card lottery or DV lottery.
The online registration period for the 2020 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2020) opened on October 3, 2018 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4) and will close November 6, 2018 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).
The requirements for the DV program are established by U.S. immigration law. If you are planning to register for the DV program, be sure to look closely at the requirements for this type of visa.
Make sure you read the DV-2020 instructions careful to find out whether or not you qualify to submit an entry. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. We suggest you check our SlideShare presentation for additional information and guidance.
Please note: The Immigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy is not involved at the entry submission stage. Therefore we are unable to assist with any questions about submitting an entry and eligibility criteria. Please ensure you read the instructions carefully.