Ecuador qualified again for the diversity visa program, also known as a visa lottery, as announced this September 28, 2017, through a statement, the US Embassy in the country. According to the information, the applications for the program will start on October 3 and end on November 7, 2017.
The law allows a single application per person. Those interested in participating in the draw must access the electronic form on the official website and review the instructions. The statement from the Embassy adds that the application has no cost and also recommends “exercise caution with people who offer to process your application in exchange for money.”
The results will be available starting May 1, 2018. Those selected may apply for an immigrant visa, but their issuance is not guaranteed, notes the information and adds that it is important that applicants keep the unique confirmation number since this will be the only way to check if they were selected. According to the statement, “The State Department will not send notices to applicants about their selection or information about their appointment by email.”