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The eDV system supports the implementation of the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the DV Lottery Program or “lottery”, which is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State in accordance with section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952, as amended. The eDV system is a public facing website which public users access via ttps:// to enter data required to apply for the lottery program, as well as to check the status of their entry. The eDV system supports the replacement of paper applications for the DV Lottery Program with an electronic application process based on web technology and the Internet. This is accomplished through the two components of the eDV system, the Applicant Entry System (AES) and the Entrant Status Check (ESC). Potential applicants from all over the world can apply for Diversity Visas (DVs) during the open registration dates specified on the site. A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for DVs. Instructions on how to fill out the lottery entry form are given on a separate website, No user IDs or passwords are issued to public users. Once a public user submits an entry form, they are issued a confirmation number; this number is used when the entrant accesses the Entrant Status Check on the eDV site to allow them to see their lottery selection notification disposition. The system does not allow the applicant to subsequently read, modify, or delete the submitted information.(d) Describe the personally identifiable information (PII) that the system collects, uses,
requirements under section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Because the entrants themselves are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
(LPR), they are not covered by the provisions of the Privacy Act.
The eDV entrant PII collected includes:
· Name of Individual
· Birthdate of Individual
· Phone number(s) of Individual
· Mailing Address
· e-mail address of individual
· Images or Biometric IDs
· Gender
· City & country of birth
· Education
· Nationality
· Employment
· Current Marital Status & Spouse information
· Number of Children (all: natural, adopted, stepchildren, etc.)
An eDV record may include PII on persons associated with the Diversity Visa applicant,
such as a derivative spouse or child of the entrant, who are U.S. citizens or legal
permanent residents (LPRs) who are covered by the Privacy Act. While entrants are not
required to submit information about U.S. citizen spouses or children, some do so. The
U.S. citizen or LPR PII could consist of:
· Name, date, city and country of birth, gender, and an image of each family
member (spouse and children). The data is then transferred to the Consular onsolidated Database (CCD) for use in the