Diversity Visa

Diversity Visa Program

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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-4).  Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified.

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.)

Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official E-DV website, during the registration period. DV instructions also are available on the Department of State’s public website

Beginning May 7, 2019, DV-2020 entrants will be able to use their unique confirmation number provided at registration to check the online Entrant Status Check at E-DV website to see if their entry was selected. Entrant Status Check will inform successful entrants how to apply for DVs for themselves and their eligible family members. Successful selectees will be able to learn their visa interview appointments by checking the Entrant Status Check.

Diversity Visa Program Information

See the Diversity Visa Program web-page for information about: