State Dept. Publishes Notice on 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 194 (Thursday, October 6, 2011)]
[Pages 62134-62141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2011-25900]



[Public Notice: 7637]

Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2013) Visa Program

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


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DOS Publishes Instructions For 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery

State Dept. instructions for the year 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. This year, natives from South Sudan and Poland are eligible, while Bangladesh natives are ineligible. Entries for the DV-2013 program must be submitted electronically between 10/4/11 and 11/5/11.

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The Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children

Fact Sheet and QA


The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced on, July 13, 2011, that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed a bilateral adoptions agreement that will strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions between our countries.


Changes to Visa Validity for Iranian Student Applicants in F, J, and M Visa Categories

Media Note Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC
May 20, 2011


[Also available in Persian]


As of May 20, 2011, qualified Iranian applicants for visas in the F, J, and M categories for non-sensitive, non-technical fields of study and research and their dependents will be eligible to receive two-year, multiple-entry visas. This is an increase in the current visa validity of three months, single entry.

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PRN: 2011/807
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DOS Voids Announced Results Of 2012 Diversity Lottery

DOS press release announcing that, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided.  They were not valid and were posted in error.  The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law. 

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