Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery

Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery


Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday October 18, 2017 and will run until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Only entries submitted during this period will be accepted and considered for selection in the lottery. Please throw away any confirmation number or other documentation that you have if you submitted an entry during Oct. 3-10. Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.

After reading the instructions, click the "Begin Entry" button below to enter the DV Lottery.

Entry Instructions

Please read the DV-2019 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. Use the link below to view the instructions.

DV Instructions

Photo Tool

Before beginning the entry process, you can verify that your picture(s) comply with all requirements by clicking the link below.

Photo Tool

Entry Form

The entry form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary Entrant and one for derivatives (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the entry will be submitted to the DV-2019 Processing Center. Click the link below to begin the entry process.

Begin Entry

DV Entrant Status Check

2019 Entrant Status Check

DV-2019 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 15, 2018. The DV-2019 entry period opens on October 18, 2017, and closes on November 22, 2017. Only confirmation information for entries submitted during this period will be valid for checking your status. DV-2019 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

2018 Entrant Status Check

DV-2018 Entrants have until September 30, 2018 to check the status of their entry through this website. The DV-2018 registration period was from October 4, 2016, until November 7, 2016.

Click the link below to check DV-2019 and DV-2018 Entrant Status.

Check Status

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