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.
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. Additional information on the DV-2023 Program may be found here. The English version of the DV-2023 Program Instructions in (PDF format 841 KB) are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2023 Program Instructions is the only official version.