An annual Diversity Immigration Program, commonly known as the visa lottery, makes available each year by random selection 55,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Eligibility to apply for this Program is determined by a person’s place of birth, not citizenship. The registration period takes place each Fall online. You can only register for the Program during the official registration period and you can only register online.
DV-2018 Program: Registration Period is Announced
DV-2018 Program: Online registration for the DV-2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). Apply here.