Diversity Visa Instructions

Important Notices

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

The processing requirements below are for the DV-2024 program.

DV-2024 Program: Online Registration

DV-2024 Program: The online registration period for the DV-2024 Program begins on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) and concludes on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).  Submission of more than one entry for a person will disqualify all entries for that person.

DV-2024 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2024 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-2024 Translations (unofficial)

Bulgarian Polish Portuguese Romanian
Turkish Khmer Ukrainian  

Diversity Visa Program Information

See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about: