Immigrant Visa Lottery

Immigrant Visa Lottery2018-12-24T19:35:18+00:00

Each year, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available to applicants drawn at random. It is essential that you complete all paperwork correctly and on time. All applicants should work with an attorney to ensure all necessary steps are taken; otherwise they might be rejected for failure to comply with regulations.

The U.S. Department of State offers the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery.  2020 Entrant Status Check DV-2020 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link within the above page starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2019.

The DV-2020 registration period opened on October 3, 2018, and closed on November 6, 2018. DV-2020 entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2020.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The DV Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

Most lottery winners reside outside the United States and immigrate through consular processing and issuance of an immigrant visa. To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.