Diversity Visa Instructions

Important Notices

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Complete your own application. The online entry application is easy and free.

The processing requirements below are for the DV-2021 program. Instructions for DV-2020 applicants follow.

DV-2021 Program: Online Registration

DV-2021 Program: The revised online registration period for the DV-2021 Program begins on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).  Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified.

DV-2021 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2021 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2021 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available.

For questions about the new passport requirement for entry into the DV-2021 program, please read the Passport Entry FAQ.

Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility.  For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.

DV-2021 Translations (unofficial)

Georgian/ქართული Ukrainian/українська мова
Russian/русский язык Nepali/नेपाली
Bulgarian/български Italian/Italiano
Polish/Polski Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ
Uzbek/(oʻzbek tili)/وزبیک تیلی Romanian/Românã
Turkish/Türkçe Slovak/slovenský

 

DV-2020 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2020 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2020 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available.

Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility.  For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.

DV-2020 Translations (unofficial)

Nepali/नेपाली​ Bulgarian/Български
Portugues/português Ukrainian/Українською мовою
Polish/Polski French/français
Italian/Italiano Spanish/Español
Turkish/Türkçe Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt
Romanian/Românã Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ
Arabic/العَرَبِيَّة Uzbek/(oʻzbek tili)/وزبیک تیلی
Armenian/Հայաստան Russian/русский язык​

 

Diversity Visa Program Information

See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about: