Diversity Visa Program

DV-2020 Program announcement: Online Registration (DOCX 220 KB)

2020-DV announcement (Arabic) (DOCX 332 KB)

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, where 55,000 immigrant visas would be available in an annual lottery, starting in fiscal year 1995. The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.

To apply for a diversity visa, follow the steps on the Diversity Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov.  Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Thank you for your interest in traveling to the U.S. You may follow up with the Diversity Visa Program (lottery program), which is announced on a yearly basis.  The Department of State announces the Diversity Program during the month of October each year but only if Congress approves it.  Submitting an application for the DV program is free of charge through the link: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov

We hope this information is helpful to you.