Instructions for the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program now available

The U.S. Department of State’s instructions for the 2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2019) are now available. Entries for the DV-2019 program must be submitted electronically between October 3 and November 7, 2017.

There are no changes in eligibility this year. Eligibility requirements and entry instructions are on the U.S. Department of State’s DV lottery web site.

The congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State under Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for a class of immigrants known as diversity immigrants, with visas made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For fiscal year 2019, 50,000 diversity visas will be available.

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