Diversity Visa Program

The Department of State annually administers the statutorily created Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from counties with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2025, up to 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available.

DV-2024 Entrant Status Check: DV-2023 Entrants have until September 30, 2024 to check the status of their entry through the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website. The DV-2024 registration period was from October 5, 2022, until November 8, 2022.

If You Are Selected: Step-by-step information about the DV application process is provided on the Department of State website. If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa Program, please review this website to see what stage you have reached and how to prepare for the next stages.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program requires the principal DV applicant to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law. More information is available here.

All DV-2024 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2024.

DV-2025 Program Entry: The online registration period for the DV-2024 Program began on October 4, 2023 and concludes on November 7, 2023, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).

DV-2025 Program Instructions: the instructions are available on the Department of State website.

DV-2025 Entrant Status Check: DV-2025 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the official website, starting at noon ET on May 4, 2024. DV-2025 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2025.

If You Are Selected: Step-by-step information about the DV application process is provided on the Department of State website. If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa Program, please review this website to see what stage you have reached and how to prepare for the next stages.