Each year, the Department of State conducts a random selection of Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) applicants, based on allocations of available visas in each region and country, from all registered entries. 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).

Participation in the draw must be submitted electronically during the registration period specified on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website. Registration is FREE.

Late entries will not be accepted. The law only allows one participation per person. If you submit more than one entry, you will be rejected. Once you have completed the entry form, you will see a confirmation screen containing your name and unique confirmation number. Print this confirmation number for yourself. It is very important to keep your confirmation number. That’s the only way you can ensure your participation in the raffle, and you need it to get more instructions or to book an interview for a visa if you’re selected.

On or about May 8, 2022, information on the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website is updated to inform all entrants if their online registration was selected or not.

Good luck everyone!