Diversity Visa Program

The U.S. government can no longer provide non-immigrant or immigrant visa services in Sudan due to the current security situation. On April 22, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum suspended its operations, and the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. direct hire employees and their dependents due to the continued threat from armed conflict in Sudan.

Please see the Visa page for additional information and updates.

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.