Websites offering registration for this year’s Visa Lottery are popping up all over the internet and on the social media. “Apply for your Green Card NOW !” they advertise.
These websites are NOT created by the US Government. These sites are set up by private persons, agencies or companies. They make money of the (free) US Diversity Visa Lottery program.
The person, agency or business can be legally registered in the US. That does not mean they are licensed by the US Government to offer Visa Lottery or Green Card related services.
Do not be fooled by the official sounding names of some of these agencies.
Or by the websites they have, complete with official looking stamps and seals.
Spending money does not buy you a better chance of winning a Green Card !
This address is the one and only official eDV site.
It is administered by the US Departement of State (DOS).
There is NO charge if you enter on the official site.