US To Open Diversity Visa Lottery 2024
The US State Department will begin accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery starting Wednesday, 05 October 2022 at noon EDT.
Foreign nationals who wish to enter the lottery have until 08 November 2022 at noon EST to file online.
The DV lottery program will make up to 55,000 Green Card numbers available through random selection. FY 2024 lottery results will be announced in May 2023. Foreign nationals selected in the FY 2024 lottery can submit their green card applications starting on 01 October 2023.
The State Department urges applicants not to wait until the final week to register because heavy demand may cause website delays.
The United States announced a list of ineligible countries: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Bangladesh, Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, the United Kingdom (including Ireland), and Vietnam.
How To Register
Applicants must submit an online form and a digital photo through the official DV lottery website. Diversity Visa lottery applicants may include a spouse and children in their entry.
Only one entry is permitted per person. If there are multiple registrations on behalf of one person, all of them are disqualified.
Applicants must carefully follow the State Department’s official lottery instructions. Lottery entries and digital photos that do not precisely conform to the instructions will be disqualified.
You will need to provide the following information to complete the application for US Visa Lottery,
- Name exactly as it appears on your passport.
- Date of Birth
- City where he was born.
- Country of Birth
- Country of Eligibility for the DV Program:
- The country in which you currently live
- Phone Number (Alternative)
- Email Address
- Highest Level of Education
- Current Marital Status
- Number of Children
Once the application is accepted, applicants will receive a confirmation number, which can be used to check the status of their application.
To read the full instructions at the US State Department.
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