The DIVERSITY LOTTERY is OPEN until November 2nd, 2013. The DV Program is an alternate path for foreign nationals who meet the program’s eligibility requirements to obtain permanent residence in the United States. Each fiscal year, the U.S. Department of State, through a computer-generated lottery selection, makes available 50,000 immigrant visas (“green cards”) to a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants.”
People from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States may register for the DV Lottery. The list of countries is subject to change from year to year.