INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2019 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2019) – As taken from the official US State Department DV website:

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted based on United States law, specifically Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for a class of immigrants known as ¢wdiversity immigrants,¡ü with visas made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For fiscal year 2019, 50,000 diversity visas will be available.

The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random drawing chooses selectees for DVs. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions, and within each region, no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year. Visas are allocated to nationals of countries with historically lower rates of U.S. immigration. Nationals of countries who have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past five years are not eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa program.
The Department of State will only accept completed E-DV entry forms submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period between noon, EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2017, and noon, EDT (GMT-4), Saturday, November 3, 2017.

  • All entries by an individual will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for that individual is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. You may prepare and submit your own entry or have someone submit the entry for you. There are NO COSTS or FEES to register for the DV Program.
  • A registered entry that complies with submission instructions will result in a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number. You must print this confirmation screen for your records using the print function of your web browser and ensure that you retain your confirmation number. Starting May 1, 2017, you will be able to check the status of your DV-2018 entry by returning to www.dvlottery.state.gov, clicking on Entrant Status Check, and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information. Entrant Status Check will be the sole means of informing you of your selection for DV-2018, providing instructions to you on how to proceed with your application, and notifying you of your appointment for your immigrant visa interview. Therefore, it is essential you retain your confirmation number.
  • Paper entries are no longer accepted. The sole method for entry to the 2018 Diversity Visa Program is through this electronic process.
  • On your entry, you must list your spouse (husband or wife), and all living unmarried children under 21 years of age, regardless of whether or not they are living with you or intend to accompany or follow to join you should you immigrate to the United States, with the exception of children who are already U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. A spouse or child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident will not require or be issued a DV visa. Failure to comply with this instruction can result in the disqualification of your entry.
  • It is very important that you submit all required photographs. Your entry will be disqualified if you do not submit all the required photographs. Recent photographs of the following people must be submitted electronically with the E-DV entry form:
    – You
    – Your spouse
    – Each living unmarried child under 21 years of age at the time of your electronic entry, including all natural children as well as all legally adopted children and stepchildren, even if a child no longer resides with you or you do not intend for a child to immigrate under the DV program. You do not need to include a photograph for a spouse or child who is already a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
    Failure to submit the required photographs for your spouse and each child listed will result in an incomplete entry to the E-DV system. The entry will not be accepted and must be resubmitted. Group or family photographs will not be accepted; there must be a separate photograph for each family member.
    Failure to enter the correct photograph of each individual into the E-DV system may result in disqualification of the principal applicant and refusal of all visas associated with the case at the time of the visa interview. Entries are subject to disqualification and visa refusal for cases in which the photographs are not recent, show manipulation in any way, or fail to meet the specifications explained below.
    Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image)
    A digital photograph (image) of you, your spouse, and each child must be submitted online with the E-DV entry form. The image file can be produced either by taking a new digital photograph or by scanning a photographic print with a digital scanner. The image file must adhere to the compositional and technical specifications listed below. Entrants may test their photos for suitability through the photo validation link on the e-DV website before submitting their entries. The photo validation provides additional technical advice on photo composition, along with examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.
    Compositional Specifications: The submitted digital image must conform to the following compositional specifications or the entry will be disqualified.
    — Head Position
    o The person being photographed must directly face the camera.
    o The head of the person should not be tilted up, down, or to the side.
    o The head height or facial region size (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56 percent and 69 percent of the image’s height.
    — Digital Image Head Size Template
    Review examples on the Photo Requirements webpage
    — Background
    o The person being photographed should be in front of a neutral, light-colored background.
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    o Dark or patterned backgrounds are not acceptable.
    — Focus
    o The photograph must be in focus.
    — Decorative Items
    o Photographs in which the person being photographed is wearing sunglasses or other items that detract from the face will not be accepted.
    — Head Coverings and Hats
    o Photos of applicants wearing head coverings or hats are only acceptable if the head covering is worn for religious beliefs; even then, the head covering may not obscure any portion of the face of the applicant. Photographs of applicants with tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in nature will not be accepted; photographs of military, airline, or other personnel wearing hats will not be accepted.
    Color photographs in 24-bit color depth are required. Color photographs may be downloaded from a camera to a file in the computer or they may be scanned onto a computer. If you are using a scanner, the settings must be for True Color or 24-bit color mode. See the additional scanning requirements below.
    Technical Specifications
    The submitted digital photograph must conform to the following specifications or the system will automatically reject the E-DV entry form and notify the sender.
    ? Taking a New Digital Image. If a new digital image is taken, it must meet the following specifications:
    ? Image File Format:
    The image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format.
    — Image File Size:
    The maximum image file size is 240 kilobytes (240 KB).
    — Image Resolution and Dimensions:
    Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 pixels (width) x 600 pixels (height). Image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (meaning the height must be equal to the width).
    — Image Color Depth:
    Image must be in color (24 bits per pixel). 24-bit black and white or 8-bit images will not be accepted.
    — Scanning a Submitted Photograph. Before a photographic print is scanned, it must meet the compositional specifications listed above. If the photographic print meets the print color and compositional specifications, scan the print using the following scanner specifications:
    — Scanner Resolution:
    Scanned at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi).
    — Image File Format:
    The image must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format.
    — Image File Size:
    The maximum image file size is 240 kilobytes (240 KB).
    — Image Resolution:
    600 by 600 pixels.
    — Image Color Depth:
    24-bit color. [Note that black and white, monochrome, or grayscale images will not be accepted.]

 

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Before reading the articles below, please note the following preliminary terms, which constitute an inseparable part of the Terms of Use, and use some of the definitions specified in Article 1 below:
The Terms of Use governs the use of USDVLotteryPortal Websites and Services, including without limitation, any information or data embodied in or provided by USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.
As used in this Terms of Use, the terms you, your or user are synonymous, and refer to the person using the Services in any way.
Important Notice
By visiting or using any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Website or Services you acknowledge and aware that USDVLotteryPortal is a private corporation and is not and do not pretend to be, an official organ of the US Government or otherwise connected to the US Government in any way whatsoever. USDVLotteryPortal Organization is not the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), or the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), or a law firm. In this respect USDVLotteryPortal neither intends nor claim to provide Legal advice or solutions to individual’s specific problems.

Please note that at any time, and upon the approval of the US Congress, the US Government has the authority to cancel the Lottery Visa Program. USDVLotteryPortal Organization and the Site shall not be held responsible in case the US Congress or the US Government (or one of its Agencies) cancel, suspend, prohibit or otherwise prevent (the “Prevention Announcement”) the Lottery Visa Program or the Service, for reasons beyond USDVLotteryPortal Organization control, and will not provide refund for payments that were made prior to any such Prevention Announcement.
Before you use or visit any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, you must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use, which includes those terms and conditions expressly set out below and those incorporated by reference. It is your responsibility, as you read the Terms of Use, to also access and read the information contained in the other pages and websites referred to in the Terms of Use, as they constitute part of the Terms of Use and contain further terms and conditions and other information which apply to you as a user of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.
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The Terms of Use describes the terms and conditions applicable to your use of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites and Services. If you do not unconditionally agree to be bound by the Terms of Use you may not use or visit any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.

You acknowledge and agree that by visiting or using any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, you are entering into a legally binding contract that shall govern any use of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services by you or any third party on your behalf. Further, you hereby agree to the use of electronic communication in order to enter into contracts, place orders and to the delivery or acceptance of notices, policies and records of transactions initiated or completed through USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services. Furthermore, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any laws or regulations in any jurisdiction which require
an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent permitted under applicable mandatory law.
If any limitation under any applicable law prevents or limits your ability to be bound by the Terms of Use or any part thereof, you may not visit or use any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services. By visiting or using any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services you explicitly state that, you are in full compliance of any law applicable, including without limitation, any applicable law regarding limitation on you entering into agreements or using or visiting any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services due to your age or any other limitation regarding your use or visit of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.

1. Definitions

In the Terms of Use the following capitalized definitions are being used, singular as well as plural.

1.1. USDVLotteryPortal means USDVLotteryPortal Org Inc. and/or any of its owners, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives or licensors.

1.2. USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Site or Website means any and all elements, contents and the ‘look and feel’ of the website available under the domain www.USDVLotteryPortal.com and all related sites owned, operated or controlled by USDVLotteryPortal.

1.3. USDVLotteryPortal’s Services or Services means any of USDVLotteryPortal services available via any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Website whether they are defined as Paid Services, as defined herein, or any other services provided by USDVLotteryPortal.

1.4. Terms of Use or User Agreement means this document as may be renewed, modified and/or amended from time to time.

1.5. Intellectual Property means any and all intellectual property rights, including without limitation, intangible legal rights, titles and interests, evidenced by or embodied in: (i) any invention (whether patentable or un-patentable and whether or not reduced to practice), all improvements thereto, and all patent, patent applications and patent disclosures; (ii) any work of authorship, regardless of copyright ability, copyrightable works and all copyrights; (iii) all trade secrets and confidential information; and (vi) any other similar rights, in each case on a worldwide basis.

2. License and Access.

USDVLotteryPortal grants you with a limited license to access and make personal use of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites and Services and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or its contents; any derivative use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or any part thereof. You may not use any Meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing USDVLotteryPortal’s name or trademarks. You are granted with a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the USDVLotteryPortal’s Website so long as the link does not portray USDVLotteryPortal or any of its services or products including without limitation, USDVLotteryPortal’s Services or Websites or the Software, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any USDVLotteryPortal’s logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark, including without limitation, as part of a link, without USDVLotteryPortal’s express written permission.

You shall not attempt to access any other of USDVLotteryPortal Organization’s systems, programs or data that are not made available for public use.

3. Proprietary Information.

Any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites and any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Services, and any part thereof, including without limitation logos, text graphics, texts, buttons, icons, images, videos, sounds, names, ‘look and fill’, source code and any and all Intellectual Property, embodied in the same, including, copyrights, patents, trademarks, titles, or other proprietary information and/or any techniques, algorithms, methods or processes contained in such, in whole or in part, in any form, including without limitation, any component, modification, extraction or development thereof made by USDVLotteryPortal or you or any third party, constitute trade secrets and proprietary information of USDVLotteryPortal and Intellectual Property, and are protected as such by this Terms of Use or by any applicable law.

You shall not make any use of such USDVLotteryPortal proprietary information and nothing in the Terms of Use shall construed as giving you any licence or approval to do so.

You shall not undertake, cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, translation, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Website’s or Services or any part thereof. The information on USDVLotteryPortal’s Website’s is protected by copyright: Copyright 1998 – 2007 USDVLotteryPortal Organization. All rights reserved.

4. Modifications and Updates

4.1. USDVLotteryPortal has the right at any time and for any reason to modify or discontinue any aspect or feature of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, including but not limited to its content, functionality, availability, or it’s pricing.

4.2. Without derogating form the above said, USDVLotteryPortal, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to add additional features or functions, or subtract or change such or to provide programming fixes, updates and upgrades, to any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services. You acknowledge and agree that USDVLotteryPortal has no obligation to make available to you any subsequent or previous versions of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.

5. Paid Services.

You acknowledge and agree that USDVLotteryPortal Organization is a private company and that any fee you pay is in return for the handling and submitting of your application and are designed to cover USDVLotteryPortal Organization costs and time. Payment of all fees and charges to USDVLotteryPortal Organization, if applicable, must be made by a valid credit or charge card and/or other forms of accepted payment as designated on the Website (hereinafter “Paid Services”). Such Paid Services are stipulated at USDVLotteryPortal’s Website. You acknowledge that USDVLotteryPortal may, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, condition the use (of all users or a group of users or your use specifically) of any part or all the of its Websites or Services, to include payments, to exclude payments, change or modify such Paid Services, turn unpaid services or Websites (or any part thereof) into Paid Services, and vice versa. Any and all terms and condition in the Terms of Use, including without limitation, any limitations or disclaimers of liability or of warranty, shall apply to the Paid Services, except if explicitly stated to the contrary in the Terms of Use or in any additional terms and conditions brought to your attention prior to such payments.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use including, without limitation, the payment of the fee, a user can use the Service to prepare a Green Card Lottery application. The Service may be used only for its intended purpose, and may not be used to prepare immigration forms, supporting documents or letters on a professional basis.

6. Transactions, Payment Fraud and Collection.

The user of the Service is fully responsible for paying all monies owed to USDVLotteryPortal. User agree that he will not make or attempt to make any charge-backs, and/or deny or reverse any payment that he has made and will reimburse USDVLotteryPortal for any charge-backs, denial or reversal of payments he make and any loss suffered by USDVLotteryPortal as a consequence thereof. USDVLotteryPortal may, at its sole discretion, cease to provide the Services to certain users or to users paying with certain credit cards.

USDVLotteryPortal reserve the right to perform credit checks on all users with a third party credit agencies, on the basis of the information provided to us on application or by you in any other manner.

USDVLotteryPortal reserve the right to use a third party electronic payment processors and/or financial institutions to process payments made by you in connection with your use of the Services.

In any case of suspected or fraudulent payment, including use of stolen credit cards, or any other fraudulent activity (including any charge-back or other reversal of a payment), USDVLotteryPortal reserve the right to block a user’s account and reverse any refund made, if any. USDVLotteryPortal shall be entitled to inform any relevant authorities or entities (including credit reference agencies) of any payment fraud or otherwise unlawful activity, and may employ collection services to recover payments.

7. Privacy Policy Subject to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy

any communication or material you post or transmit by or on any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services shall be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You assume full responsibility for anything you post or transmit.If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way please do not use any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Website’s or Services.

8. No Warranties.

8.1. USDVLotteryPortal cannot guarantee that you shall always be able to communicate by using any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, nor can USDVLotteryPortal guarantee that you can communicate without disruptions, delays or communication-related flaws or that all your communication shall always be delivered. USDVLotteryPortal shall not be liable for any such disruptions, delays or other omissions in any communication experienced when using the Software, Websites and Services, even if such was incurred by or due to USDVLotteryPortal.

8.2. USDVLotteryPortal shall not be responsible or held liable for any disturbances or malfunctions that any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services may cause to any other software or application, or to any computer hardware system or any part thereof, including any information or data contained in such.

8.3. USDVLotteryPortal may suspend any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, including Paid Services, or any parts thereof, for maintenance work, updates or for any other reason, or terminate any of such Websites or Services, all at its sole discretion, without any prior notice. USDVLotteryPortal shall not be liable or responsible with respect to or in connection with, such suspension or termination.

8.4. USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites and Services may include a pre-release beta version of its Websites and Services which may be incomplete and may contain inaccuracies or errors that could cause failures or loss of data.

9. No guarantee of winning.

9.1. You understand that the Lottery Visa Program is a lottery and therefore there is no guarantee of winning. All applications submitted, as well as applications submitted through the Service, receive an equal opportunity. As far as we know, a governmental computer will randomly select eligible entrants.

9.2. USDVLotteryPortal Organization is not involved in any way in the selection of winners. Choosing USDVLotteryPortal Organization Service does not guarantee a better or expedited handling. In this respect it is very important you note that internet users often receive emails from third parties imposing to be the United States Government or USDVLotteryPortal, telling them they won the DV Lottery. If you receive such message, we urge you not to make any payment of any kind before verifying the matter with a USDVLotteryPortal authorized representative, as these massages are fraud!!!

9.3. Applications submitted after the USDVLotteryPortal Organization submission period will automatically be processed for the next lottery.

9.4. The eligibility requirements have been detailed and listed on USDVLotteryPortal Website. It is up to you to review the requirements and ensure that you qualify within the guidelines. If you have any questions, please visit the http://www.USDVLotteryPortal.com/contact/

10. No Responsibility of Content.

10.1. USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites and Services and all information, content, materials, products and services included on or otherwise made available to you through any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services are provided on an “as is” basis. USDVLotteryPortal and any of its owners, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensors make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or the information, content, materials, products or services included on or otherwise made available to you through such Websites or Services. Without derogating from the aforementioned, you acknowledge and understand that the content of the communication spread by the use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services is entirely the responsibility of the person or entity from whom such content originated. Further, USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services may contain links to other websites, you acknowledge and agree that the content of such is entirely the responsibility its respective authors. You, therefore, may be exposed to content that is offensive, harmful to minors, indecent or otherwise objectionable and your linking to such web sites is at your own risk and you acknowledge and agree that USDVLotteryPortal shall not be liable for any type of communication spread by means any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.

10.2. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Statement any communication or material you post or transmit to the Service and/or the Site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You assume full responsibility for anything you post or transmit, and you grant USDVLotteryPortal Organization the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any information or content you post or transmit for any purpose, including but not limited to registration for the Green Card Lottery program.If you object to your Information being used in this manner please do not register.

10.3. In this respect you should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g. user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member generated pages, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
10.4. The Service and the Site may include bulletin boards, chat rooms and other user and member created pages which allow you and other users and members to post information, provide feedback to USDVLotteryPortal Organization, and interact in real-time. You agree not to post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. You will be responsible for, and indemnify and hold harmless USDVLotteryPortal Organization against any claim arising from any material that you post or transmit. Although USDVLotteryPortal Organization and its affiliates may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and other user and member generated content on the Site, USDVLotteryPortal Organization is under no obligation to do so.

10.5. You acknowledge that USDVLotteryPortal Organization and its affiliates do not control the information available on the bulletin boards, chat rooms and other user and member generated pages and that any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member generated pages are those of their respective authors who are solely liable for their content. USDVLotteryPortal Organization reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the chat rooms, bulletin boards or on any other user or member generated pages.

11. Lawful purposes.

You acknowledge and agree to use any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services solely for lawful purposes. In this respect you may not, without limitation (a) intercept or monitor, damage or modify any communication which is not intended for you, (b) use any type of spider, virus, worm, Trojan-Horse, time bomb or any other codes or instructions that are designed to distort, delete, damage or disassemble any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or the communication, (c) send any unsolicited commercial communication not permitted by applicable law, or (d) expose any other user to material which is offensive, harmful to minors, indecent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane,hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or otherwise objectionable.

Further, you declare that the source of funds used by you to receive the Services and/or used through the Website is not illegal and that you will not use the Services and/or the Websites in any way as a money transfer system. You will not use the Services and/or the Websites for any unlawful or fraudulent activity or prohibited transaction (including money laundering) under any law.

You will be responsible for, and indemnify and hold harmless USDVLotteryPortal against any claim arising from any material that you post or transmit.

12. Registration as a world wide standard, IP addresses are allocated according to states or areas.

During registration, USDVLotteryPortal may utilize such allocation to identify the area you are calling and/or connecting from (this is made without personally identifying you). Any use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services must be made from the area you have registered from, you may not, by any means, cause USDVLotteryPortal to misidentify the area you are registering from (including without limitation by the use of proxy or any other software or service). You acknowledge and agree that not complying with such terms may cause USDVLotteryPortal to be in violation of or non compliance with any applicable law for which you shall be fully responsible for.

13. Fees & Refund Policy.

The United States Government does not have a fee for entering the DV Lottery. However, if the United States Government does decide in the future to impose any new registration fees, of any kind, for entering the DV Lottery, such fee will be paid by you. Please note, that fees charged by USDVLotteryPortal consist of handling fees only, and do not include any official or Governmental registration fees, which as set forth above, will be paid solely by you and at your responsibility. Fees paid to USDVLotteryPortal for Services are, in any event (including in the event a client has decided not pay a Governmental registration fee (if imposed)), non-refundable. However, you may ask USDVLotteryPortal to consider your request for refunds, provided that you did not fill the application form, and in such case, refunds shall be given (if any) at the sole discretion of USDVLotteryPortal, and in any event shall not exceed the amount actually paid by you for the relevant Paid Service. No refund request will be considered after you filled your application. Without derogating from any provision of the Terms of Use and USDVLotteryPortal non-refund policy provided herein, fees paid are not recoverable if USDVLotteryPortal suspects, at its sole discretion, that you are in breach of the Terms of Use, including without limitation, creating any problems with any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services or the use thereof, possible legal liabilities, infringing someone else’s intellectual property rights, engaging in fraudulent, immoral or illegal activities, or for other similar reasons, or if filing of the lottery application is made impossible by any events beyond the control of USDVLotteryPortal Organization (for example, including but not limited to act of war, acts of nature, changes in DV program instructions such as eligibility, required details or other changes, technological limitations, economical resources, legislative or procedural change and/or State Action). By visiting or using any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services you understand and agree to the refund policy specified herein.

14. Security USDVLotteryPortal Organization and the Site take every precaution to protect users’ information.

When users submit sensitive information via the Site, the information is protected both online and off-line. When users are asked to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number)such information is encrypted and is protected with the encryption software SSL. While on a secure page, such as the payment reply form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.

Although we have taken significant measures to ensure the security of information submitted in using the Service, USDVLotteryPortal Organization and the Site cannot guarantee the security of information collected during your use of the Services and shall not be liable in any way for a compromise of your data.

If you object to your Information being transferred or treated in this way please do not register.

15. User ID and Password

You are the only person authorized to use your user identification and password, and are not allowed to permit or allow other persons to have access to or use the same (i.e. do not even provide your password to any USDVLotteryPortal or United States Government employee). You are responsible for the use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services under your user identification number, and for maintaining the confidentiality of your user identification and password. For security purposes, unless otherwise noted, USDVLotteryPortal shall not disclose your user identification or password if you lose or forget it other than by sending it to your email address as provided during registration.

16. Confidential Information

Please note that, with the exception of credit card numbers and other personal information that you are required to fill in the forms as part of the Service, USDVLotteryPortal Organization does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Site. Any non-personal information or material sent to USDVLotteryPortal Organization will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending USDVLotteryPortal Organization any non-personal information or material, you grant USDVLotteryPortal Organization an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that USDVLotteryPortal Organization is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

17. Use of Information

Notwithstanding section 6 above, upon your registration you explicitly allow USDVLotteryPortal to transmit via the internet, telephone, facsimile or any other means of communications, commercial, promotional material and advertisements of any kind and type in its sole discretion, whether its own or of a third party. If you wish to cease this service, you may do so by notifying USDVLotteryPortal.

18. Termination

Without limiting other remedies, USDVLotteryPortal may limit, suspend, or terminate your use of USDVLotteryPortal Websites or Services (including Paid Services) and delete your user account and/or user ID, and the use of any content or other material contained therein, at any time, with or without cause and without any recourse, with immediate effect and without any prior notice. USDVLotteryPortal shall not be liable in respect to any damage caused by or arising of or in connection with the termination or suspension or restriction, irregardless of the reason thereof.

19. Breach

Without derogating from or limiting our other remedies, USDVLotteryPortal Organization shall have the right to immediately terminate your access to or use of the Service in the event of any activities which are in breach of the Terms of Use or conduct which, in USDVLotteryPortal Organization’s judgment, interferes with the operation or use of the Service.

20. Economic Basis

The limitations of damages or liability set forth in the Terms of Use are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between USDVLotteryPortal Organization and you. You acknowledge and agree that USDVLotteryPortal Organization would not be able to provide the Service on an economic basis without such limitations .

21. Disclaimer of Warranties

21.1. The warranties stipulated in the Terms of Use, constitute the sole warranties of USDVLotteryPortal’s and any of its owners, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensors. Any warranties, expressed or implied, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular use or the legality of the any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, not expressly granted by USDVLotteryPortal are hereby disclaimed.

21.2. ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER; USDVLOTTERYPORTAL AND ANY OF ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS DO NOT, EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, CLAIMS OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITE OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR USE OR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. USDVLOTTERYPORTAL AND ANY OF ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS FURTHER DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE AND ERROR-FREE OR WILL OPERATE WITHOUT PACKET LOSS, NOR DO USDVLOTTERYPORTAL AND ANY OF ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT ANY SUCCSES OR ACCEPTANCE OF A VISA THROUGH ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES .

21.3. USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites may allow you to access third party websites. Your access to and use of any third party websites, including any goods, services or information made available from such websites, is governed by the terms and conditions found at each third party website, if any.

22. Indemnification

22.1. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless USDVLotteryPortal, its owners, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensors, from and against all demands, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting made against USDVLotteryPortal by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your visit or use of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services.

22.2. You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify USDVLotteryPortal from and against any and all liabilities, damages, actions, costs, expenses, including without limitation attorney’s fees, resulting from or arising of any and all third party claims, including without limitation your own.

22.3. As some jurisdictions do not allow some of the exclusions or limitations as set forth above, some of these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. In such event the liability will be limited as far as legally possible under the applicable legislation.

22.3.1. The processing fee is a non-refundable fee. If you require cancellation of your application, email us and we will stop it from being registered on the State Department’s servers, providing the fact that such registration did not already occur.

23. Limitation of Liability

23.1 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USDVLOTTERYPORTAL, ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OR VISIT OF ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES.

23.2 IN NO EVENT SHALL USDVLOTTERYPORTAL, ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, FOR ANY INJURIES, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF DATA, INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER FAILURE OR PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE VISIT OR USE OF ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH, EVEN IF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL, ITS OWNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

23.3 YOUR ONLY RIGHT OR REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE, PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITE’S OR SERVICES OR THE USE OR VISIT THEREOF IS TO CEASE USE OF SUCH WEBSITES OR SERVICES.

IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT, USDVLOTTERYPORTAL ORGANIZATION IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICE, USDVLOTTERYPORTAL ORGANIZATION’S LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE LESSER OF (A) THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICE; OR (B) 50.00. AS SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS AS SET FORTH ABOVE, SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH EVENT THE LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED AS FAR AS LEGALLY POSSIBLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION.

IN ANY CASE, ALL WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES GIVEN OR MADE BY USDVLOTTERYPORTAL ORGANIZATION WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (1) ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF REGISTERED USERS OF THE SERVICE THAT COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THE TERMS OF USE ONLY AND ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, AND (2) SHALL BE NULL AND VOID IF YOU BREACH ANY TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE.

24. Immigration Laws and Regulations.

Immigration laws and regulations change frequently and their application can vary widely based upon the specific facts and circumstances involved. You are responsible for consulting with your own professional immigration advisors concerning your specific circumstances. USDVLotteryPortal Organization disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of any positions taken by you in your applications.

25. Governing Law & Dispute Resolution.

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of Seychelles without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the District Court in Victoria, Seychelles and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under the User Agreement must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. In the event of any controversy or dispute between USDVLotteryPortal and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If the parties are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days, then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

26. Miscellaneous

26.1. The Terms of Use set forth USDVLotteryPortal’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to any use of or access of any of USDVLotteryPortal’s Websites or Services, and is a complete statement of the agreement between you and USDVLotteryPortal.

26.2. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

26.3. The Terms of Use does not limit any rights that USDVLotteryPortal may have under trade secret, copyright, patent or other laws. The employees of USDVLotteryPortal are not authorized to make modifications to the Terms of Use, or to make any additional representations, commitments, or warranties binding on USDVLotteryPortal, except for those made in writing signed by an authorized officer of USDVLotteryPortal. If any provision of the Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then it shall be, to the minimal extent possible, deemed omitted and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

26.4. USDVLotteryPortal may, at its sole discretion, amend the Terms of Use at any time by posting the amended Agreement on the relevant USDVLotteryPortal Website. Any amended Agreement shall govern new user registrations from the date that it is posted on such Website. Existing users shall be bound by the amended Agreement after the expiry of 14 days following the date of a Notice and your continued use of the Software following such date shall mean that you accept and agree to the amendments. No other amendment to the Terms of Use shall be effective.

26.5. The Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by USDVLotteryPortal without restriction and without notice.

26.6. The original English version of the Terms of Use may have been translated into other languages. In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any other language version of the Terms of Use, the English language version shall prevail.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE TERMS OF USE AND UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN. BY USING ANY OF USDVLOTTERYPORTAL’S WEBSITES OR SERVICES, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GRANT TO USDVLOTTERYPORTAL THE RIGHTS SET FORTH HEREIN.