Diversity Visa Program (Visa Lottery)
Important Notice: DV 2014 Program
The online registration period for the 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).
- Read more about the Diversity Visa Program and the requirements
- Complete instructions for the 2014 Diversity Visa Program
The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
Fraudulent websites are posing as official U.S. government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. government have sought money in order to "complete" DV entry forms.
There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form.
To learn more, see the Department of State Warning and the Federal Trade Commission Warning. The Department of State does NOT notify successful DV applicants by letter or email.