Each year, the U.S. Government makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program. Visa applicants are selected through a computer-generated, random lottery and distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to countries with lower rates of immigration to the United States. The selection of a person’s name in the lottery gives that person the opportunity to take the next steps in the visa application process. General information on the Diversity Visa Program may be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-submit-entry1.html?wcmmode=disabled.
The online registration period for the DV-2022 Program begins on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified. Additional information on the DV-2022 Program may be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html. The English version of the DV-2022 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2022 Program Instructions is the only official version.