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Live and Work in the USA: the American Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery is Now Open

After reading the instructions, click the “Begin Entry” button below to enter the DV Lottery.

Entry Instructions

Please read the DV-2020 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. Use the link below to view the instructions.

DV-2020 Instructions

Photo Instructions

Before beginning the entry process, verify that your picture and pictures for any dependents fully comply with DV entry photo requirements included in the DV-2020 instructions.  Your case will be disqualified if you submit a non-compliant photo.  For examples of acceptable photos, click the button below.

Photo Examples

Entry Form

The entry form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary Entrant and one for derivatives (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the entry will be submitted to the DV-2020 Processing Center. Click the link below to begin the entry process.

Begin Entry

2020 Entrant Status Check

DV-2020 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2019. The DV-2020 registration period opens on October 3, 2018, and closes on November 6, 2018. DV-2020 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2020.

Diversity Visa Instructions

Important Notices

Beware of fraud and scams. Some websites and emails attempt to mislead customers, posing as providers of official U.S. government information. Read our Fraud Warning here.

Complete your own application. The online entry application is easy and free.

The processing requirements below are for the DV 2020 program. Instructions for DV 2019 applicants follow.

DV-2020 Program: Online Registration

DV-2020 Program: The revised online registration period for the DV-2020 Program begins on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).  Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified.

DV-2020 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2020 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2020 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available.

Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility.  For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.

DV-2020 Translations (unofficial)

Nepali/नेपाली​ Bulgarian/Български
Portugues/português Ukrainian/Українською мовою
Polish/Polski French/français
Italian/Italiano Spanish/Español
Turkish/Türkçe Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt
Romanian/Românã Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ
Arabic/العَرَبِيَّة  Uzbek/(oʻzbek tili)/وزبیک تیلی

 

Please view our video for an introduction to the Diversity Visa program, and step-by-step guidance to help you submit an entry. (Note: minor changes have been made to the DV-2020 entry form, but the instructions provided in the video are still valid.)

DV-2019 Program: Online Registration

DV 2019 Program: Online registration for the DV 2019 Program began on Tuesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluded on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).

DV-2019 Program Instructions

Select the English version of the DV-2019 Program Instructions in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2019 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added as they become available.

Translations (All translations are in .pdf format)

Note: If you do not see instructions in your native language, please see the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website to find out whether your country may have additional Diversity Visa information.

Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility.  For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.

DV-2019 Translations (unofficial)

Hungarian/Magyar Romanian/Românã
Turkish/Türkçe Polish/Polski
Bulgarian/Български Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ
Tamil/தமிழ் Ukrainian/Українською мовою
Spanish/Español Portugues/português
Italian/Italiano Sinhala/ෂින්හල​
Nepali/नेपाली​ Uzbek

Diversity Visa Program Information

See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about:

Visit the official link

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