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.
DV-2024 Program: Online Registration
DV-2024 Program: The online registration period for the DV-2024 Program begins on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) and concludes on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). Submission of more than one entry for a person will disqualify all entries for that person.
DV-2024 Program Instructions
The English version of the DV-2024 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-2024 Translations (unofficial)
DV-2023 Program Instructions
The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).The English version of the DV-2023 Program Instructions is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html
U.S. Diversity Visa Program tutorial is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOQlh2d2EbQ
Diversity Visa Program Information
There is no cost to submit an entry form. We strongly encourage you to complete the entry form yourself, without any agent or facilitator who offers to help. It is extremely important that you retain your confirmation page and unique confirmation number. Without this information, you will not be able to access the online system that will inform you of your entry status.
See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about: