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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




DV-2016 Registration Period

  • DV 2016 Program: The online registration for the DV 2016 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will conclude on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).  Click here for further information. 

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Registration Period for DV 2015

  • DV 2015 Program: The registration period for DV 2015 Program ended on November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).  It is no longer possible to register for the 2015 DV Program.  2015 Entrant Status Check became available at noon (EDT) on May 1, 2014.  Click here for further information

Diversity Visa DV-2016

  • Diversity Visa program 2016 (DV-2016)

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