The Diversity Visa Lottery

Posted: 10/25/19  |  Revised: 10/25/19

Every year the Department of State (“DOS”) holds a Diversity Visa Lottery, allowing about 50,000 citizens of countries that have low immigration rates to the U.S. to apply directly for an immigrant visa (green card). The lottery application period is open through noon Eastern time November 5, 2019. More information, including countries that are eligible and not eligible, and the individual requirements for education or experience, is available on the DOS website instruction page at annual instructions.