Diversity Visa

The DV-2018 program registration period opens October 4th

The Diversity Visa (DV) 2018 program registration period will run from noon, EDT on October 4, 2016, through noon, EST November 7, 2016. The Department will conduct the DV-2018 program entirely electronically, including electronic entry. Paper entries will not be accepted.

The Department website for the submission of E-DV entries is dvlottery.state.gov. Registered entries that comply with form submission instructions will result in the display of a confirmation screen page that contains the entrant’s name and confirmation number, which the entrant should print. The confirmation screen page will provide information the entrant must use to check the status of his or her entry electronically through the Entrant Status Check available at dvlottery.state.gov.

Diversity Visa

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, where 55,000 immigrant visas would be available in an annual lottery, starting in fiscal year 1995. The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.

To apply for a diversity visa, follow the steps on the Diversity Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov.  Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.