19th September 2013 The Embassy of the United States of America announces that the online registration for the DV 2015 Program (also known as the green Card Lottery) will begin on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5:00am, local Tongan Time, and conclude on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 5:00am, local Tongan Time. See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions web page for the the DV 2015 instructions and any available translations.
The annual DV program is administered by the Department of State and makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas to persons meeting the simple, but strict eligibility requirements.
Application will only be accepted electronically through the designated website: www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period. Paper entries will not be accepted.
Applicants are strongly advised not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter as heavy demands may result in delays and difficulties in registering online.
To enter the Diversity Visa program and be awarded an Immigrant Visa to the United Sates, you must meet either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program. You must have either a high school education or its equivalent, known as Form Six or School Leaving Certificate in the Pacific Region; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform. Not all occupations qualify. The U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net Online database will be used to determine qualifying work experience. For further details, please refer to our general website: www.travel.state.gov. This requirement cannot e waived.
Only one application must be submitted for each person. Family applications must include spouse, and all unmarried children under 21 years of age, with the exception of children who are already U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents. Failure to fill out the form correctly will result in disqualification from the program.
Registration is free of charge. Details and information regarding the DV 2015 program are available from website: www.travel.state.gov
The department of State does not endorse, recommend or sponsor any information or material from outside entities. The department is aware that websites and email have masqueraded as official Diversity Visa Lottery facilitators. Registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery through the official, U.S. government website, www.dvlottery.state.gov is free of charge and notification of winning entries are sent by mail only.