The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2022 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).
The only way to register is through the DV Program site.
Find the instructions for registering here.
Remember: there is NO fee to enter. Click here for anti-fraud tips for applicants.
Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, to begin applying for an immigrant visa.
Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.