A person who wants to participate in such a lottery must go to https://dvprogram.state.gov/ and fill out a form there. The language of the form is English.
The online application will have a list of questions that the applicant must answer honestly. The range of questions varies, for example, you will need to include your date of birth, composition of your family, purpose of the move, etc.
At the end of the online questionnaire, you will need to upload your photo. What is the cost of online registration? Registration on the U.S. Department of State website is free.
It is important to enter all the data in the form correctly, as the applicant will not have the opportunity to fill it out again. If a person tries to bypass the ban on re-filling out the online application, he will be disqualified and will not be able to participate in the lottery. The reason for disqualification will be mistakes made when entering the data in the application form. What are the most common mistakes in practice:
Incorrect translation of personal data into English. For example, a person mistakenly translated his name. When translating words into English, it is very important to follow the rules of transliteration.
Incorrect photo design. It is important that the photo corresponds to the technical specifications. Also note that family photos are not allowed, as well as photos of the applicant in a swimsuit or sunglasses.
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of State, about 35% of applications are disqualified each year. The reason is standard: the form is not filled out correctly.