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Diversity Lottery

Congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 diversity visas (DV) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Online registration for the DV-2014 Program started on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for the DV 2014 Instructions and any available translations.

Learn more about the Diversity Visa (DV) program at the U.S. Dept. of State website. The application can be accessed online here.

Almost all men U.S. Citizens, and mail aliens living in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with the Selective Service.