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VWP and DV Lottery application

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Hi.


Not sure if this is the appropriate forum, but here's hoping...


Is there anything to suggest that entering the DV lottery impacts your ability to travel the USA?


I applied for 2017 and missed out, and will be applying for 2018. I'm also planning to travel the US next year for a holiday.


I have read that officers at POE are checking for 'immigrant intent'. Does entering the DV lottery show immigrant intent? Is applying for the DV lottery likely to influence my ability to travel to the US at a later time? Do multiple entries (2 in succession) impact the ability to obtain a tourist visa?


For what it's worth, I am from a VWP country.

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Your two applications do look like you are desperate to get there. It won't stop you using the VWP but make sure you bring evidence of strong ties to your homeland. All visitors are automatically assumed to have immigration intent unless they can demonstrate to the CBP officer that they are just visiting and will return home. All admissions into the country are at the discretion of the CBP officers. An ESTA approval to use the VWP does not guarantee admission.

Oh and if you are using the VWP you won't be applying for a visa. Contrary to popular belief among citizens of VWP countries, this is NOT a visa. The W stands for Waiver.


 

 

 

 

 

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Agree with JFH, unless you're actually talking about applying for a visitors visa, in which case your chances are low, both for being from a VWP country and for having applied to the lottery twice. More the former than the latter.

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Agree with JFH, unless you're actually talking about applying for a visitors visa, in which case your chances are low, both for being from a VWP country and for having applied to the lottery twice. More the former than the latter.

Sorry, no, not applying for a tourist visa. Just using the VWP.

Some conflicting information here (unless I'm misunderstanding?)...

If there is a record of me having applied for the DV lottery multiple times in succession, will that impact my ability to travel using the VWP?

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