That seems correct. I have seen a DV briefing in the past where it was mentioned that the 100,000 selectees are inclusive of derivatives and the 50,000 allocated visas will be with derivatives.
Originally Posted by raevsky
So in my understanding it’s a total of 100,000 that get selected. With regards to the 22K story according to DOS these were the total people who checked their entries at that time and before DOS pulled the plug on the ESC site around 12 -15 days later.
Considering that the full quota of visas is never used and the above 22K issue it looks evident that many of those selected may never had checked the results which leads me to believe that there are many casual applicants to this lottery (me too initially it was just a casual entry!)
Therefore it may be in the best interests of those real keen applicants that a 30 $ propose entry charge kicks in from DV 2014. Looks very likely considering the second reduction in the DV visa fees!
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