The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery is an annual program that makes immigrant diversity visas available to eligible persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
The entry registration period for the 2020 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (DV-2020) will be open from October 3, 2018 – November 6, 2018. It’s important that entrants carefully review the eligibility requirements and follow the U.S. Department of State’s procedures for entering the lottery.
Important Note about Diversity Visa Lottery Scams: There is no fee associated with electronically entering the DV Lottery, and applicants should be careful to avoid scams related to entering the lottery or checking their lottery status. Please carefully read the Fraud Warning relating to the Diversity Visa Lottery. DV entrants should only refer to the instructions on the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for official information about the DV process.
While the International Office does not offer specific guidance or advising relating to DV Lottery applications, the U.S. Department of State provides many resources online. If necessary, consider consulting a private immigration attorney for additional assistance.