Application for Diversity Immigrant Visa Program DV lottery 202 Application Will Start Oct 03
The U.S. Department of State annually administers the statutorily-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2020, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. There is no cost to register for the DV program.
Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2020 program electronically at dvlottery.state.gov
between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4),
Wednesday, October 3, 2018,
and noon, Eastern standard time (EST) (GMT-5),
Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.
The law allows only one entry per person during each registration period. The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries.
Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.