Diversity Visa Instructions

Important Notices

Diversity Visa 2022 Applicants: DV applicants for the 2022 fiscal year (DV-2022) should wait to be notified of the scheduling of an interview in accordance with the phased resumption of visa services framework. All DV-2022 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2022 (September 30, 2022).

Diversity Visa 2023 Applicants: All DV-2023 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2023 (September 30, 2023).


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The processing requirements below are for the DV-2023 program.

DV-2023 Program: Online Registration

DV-2023 Program: The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 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-2023 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2023 Program Instructions in PDF format 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-2023 Translations (unofficial)

Nepali/नेपाली Polish/Polski
Romanian/Românã Ukrainian/Українська
Khmer/Khmêr Farsi/fārsi

 

Diversity Visa Program Information

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