The congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) each year, drawn by random selection among all entries, to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements and who are from countries and areas with low rates of recent immigration to the United States.
To apply for a diversity visa, follow the steps on the Diversity Visa Process on travel.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.
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Complete your own application. The online entry application is easy and free.
The processing requirements below are for the DV-2025 program.
DV-2025 Program: Online Registration
DV-2025 Program: The online registration period for the DV-2025 Program begins on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) and concludes on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). Submission of more than one entry for a person during the registration period will disqualify all entries for that person.
DV-2025 Program Instructions
The English version of the DV-2025 Program Instructions in PDF format is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available.
Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas. If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility. For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.
DV-2025 Translations (unofficial)
Diversity Visa Program Information
See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about: