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Diversity Visa Program

Diversity Visa Program

An annual Diversity Immigration Program, commonly known as the visa lottery, makes available each year by random selection 55,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Eligibility to apply for this Program is determined by a person's place of birth, not citizenship.  The registration period takes place each Fall online.  You can only register for the Program during the official registration period and you can only register online

Registration Period for DV 2015

DV 2014

DV 2013

  • DV 2013 Program: Entrants from DV 2013 (those who submitted entries during the registration period between October 4, 2011 and November 5, 2011) who were selected and have submitted their applications are reminded that diversity visas for DV-2013 must be issued by September 30, 2013.

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