If you want to register for the DV program 2013 it's starts from noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), October 4, 2011, until noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), November 5, 2011. You just visit the program's homepage and register, make sure you adhear to the instructions
DV 2012 Program: Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2012 program may check the status of their entries through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website now through June 30, 2012. Review more about Entrant Status Check.
Important Notice: DV 2013 Program - The online registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2013) will begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for more information
You can visit www.dvlottery.state.gov/ and register
Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters
The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review the procedures for the DV program provided below, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.
Refer to the additional fraud warning information below, as well as frequently asked questions about fraud protection for more information.
- Fraud Warning
- Entrant Status Check
- Lottery Selectee Notification and Next Steps
- Qualifying Occupations
- Diversity Visa Program Results
- Rewards for Justice
- Additional Resources
The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000
diversity visas (DVs) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who
meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United
To learn about the next DV online registration, visit the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage.
Fraudulent websites are posing as official U.S. government sites. Some companies posing as
the U.S. government have sought money in order to "complete" DV entry forms. There is no
download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. To learn more, see the
The Department of State does NOT notify successful DV applicants by letter or email. Entrants
can check the status of their entries, as explained below, by returning to the website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov to find out if their entry was or was not selected.
Entrant Status Check
DV 2012 Program: From July 15, 2011, through June 30, 2012,
all entrants may check the status of their entry. Entrant Status
Check will be the ONLY means of informing you if your entry
DV-2012 was selected or not. All entrants, including those NOT
selected, may check the status of their entries through the Entrant
Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Entrants
will need to use the information from their DV-2012 confirmation pages
saved at the time of entry. The DV-2012 registration
period was from October 5, 2010, until November 3, 2010.
To review instructions for
DV-2012 entrants and selectees, see Instructions for the
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have lost your
confirmation information, you will not be able to
check your DV entry status. We will not be able to
resend the confirmation
page information to you.
DV 2011 Program: Selectees for the DV-2011 program
were notified by mail between May and July of 2010.
For successful DV 2011 entrants, the diversity
immigrant visa application process is underway,
which must be completed and visas issued by
September 30, 2011.
DV 2012 Program: Review the information about
Entrant Status Check which is the ONLY means by
which DV selectees will be notified of their selection
for DV-2012. Additionally, Entrant Status Check will provide successful selectees instructions on how to proceed with their application, and also notify you of
the date and time of your immigrant visa appointment.
The Kentucky Consular Center no longer mails notification letters and does not use email to notify DV entrants
of their selection in the DV program. Review the DV
Program 2012 Instructions "Selection of Applicants"
section, which provides information about the DV process.
For All Successful DV Entrants: If you have been selected
for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, after
you receive instructions, you will need to demonstrate
you are eligible for a diversity immigrant visa by successfully completing the next steps. When requested to do so by the Kentucky Consular Center, you will need to complete the immigrant visa application, submit required documents and forms, pay required fees, complete a medical examination, and be interviewed by a consular officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate to demonstrate you qualify for a diversity visa. Please note that the Kentucky Consular Center will provide application information either by mail (for DV-2011 selectees) or online through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov(for DV-2012 selectees).
Successful DV entrants must be eligible to receive a visa by qualifying based on education, work, and other requirements. The law and regulations require that every DV entrant must have at least:
- A high school education or its equivalent; or
- Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years' training or experience.
To learn more about qualifying occupations, see the
Diversity Visa Instructions Frequently Asked Questions
and the List of Occupations webpage.
As you apply to come to the United States, please take a moment to visit ourRewards for Justice program website.