Diversity Visa Lottery 2014
An annual diversity immigration program makes available each year by random selection 55,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Eligibility to apply for this Program is determined by a person’s place of birth, not citizenship.
Registration for the Diversity Visa lottery 2014 begins at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 2, 2012 and ends at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) November 3, 2012. The lottery will be conducted entirely electronically, no paper entries will be accepted. No entries will be accepted after 12 noon (EDT) November 3, 2012.
For further information and instructions to apply please go to the Diversity Program Instructions webpage for more information.
The Department will not send selectee notification or appointment letters to successful entrants by the regular mail or by e-mail. Starting May 1, 2013, entrants may enter their DV-2014 entry confirmation number into the Entrant Status Check, available at the DV Applicant Entry System website , to find out whether their entry was selected or not. Subsequently, selected individuals who respond to the notification instructions provided on the E-DV selectee confirmation page on Entrant Status Check will also receive notification of their scheduled IV appointment through Entrant Status Check. DV-2014 data will be available through Entrant Status Check until June 30, 2014. All entrants should keep their confirmation number until June 30, 2012, whether they are initially selected or not.
DV 2013 Program
The online registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2013) began on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluded on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for more information.
Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2013 program may now check the status of their entries through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website through September 30, 2013. Review more about Entrant Status Check. DV 2013 Entrants: Please keep your confirmation number until at least September 2013, even if you were not selected on May 1, 2012. The Department of State may select more DV 2013 entries on October 1, 2012.
DV 2012 Program
Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2012 program may check the status of their entries through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website now through September 30, 2012. Review more about Entrant Status Check.
For more information and alerts on DV Lottery please access the following websites: