DV-2021 Program Announcement: Online Registration


DV-2021 Program: Online registration for the DV-2021 Program will start at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and will end at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.  No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

The law allows only one entry per person during each registration period.  Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified. 

You Can’t “BUY” a better chance of winning!!!  APPLYING FOR Diversity Visa Lottery IS FREE!!!  No entity or person can increase your chance of winning. The Embassy is aware of many scams on the part of visa facilitators and travel agencies.  If your application is found to be fraudulent for any reason, you will be banned from this process and any other visa to the United States in the future.

YOU can apply online by yourself making sure to:

  • Meet basic requirements of successful high school education or have two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Include ALL ELIGIBLE FAMILY members even if they are not traveling.  Failure to include family members disqualifies your application.
  • Do not include someone who is not your spouse or child.  Including someone else will disqualify the whole family.
  • Correct biographic information:
    Full Name,
    Date and place of birth,
    Recent photos, shot taken within the last six months that meets the specifications. This link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos/frequently-asked-questions.html
    The passport number, country of issuance, and expiration date for the principal entrant’s valid, unexpired international travel passport.

Please note: The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries, old photos and photos that do not meet specification.

The COUNTRY OF CHARGEABILITY is your country of birth and NOT the nationality or residence or where you want to be interviewed.

Before applying, please read and follow all instructions CAREFULLY in the link below, as new requirements, or watch the video:

For more details and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) please refer to the link:

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Diversity-Visa/DV-Instructions-Translations/DV-2021-Instructions-Translations/DV-2021-Instructions-English.pdf (PDF 636 KB)