USA DV Lottery Application: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Electronic Diversity Visa Applicant Entry System
State Department Web site for the 2024 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2024) is now open. The entry submission period for DV-2024 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 5, 2022 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 8, 2022. The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.
USA DV Lottery Application 2024 – USA Diversity Visa Program (DV-2024)
After reading the instructions, click the “Begin Entry” button below to enter the DV Program.
Diversity Visa Instructions
Diversity Visa 2023 Applicants: All DV-2023 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of the fiscal year 2023 (September 30, 2023).
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Complete your own application. The online entry application is easy and free.
The processing requirements below are for the DV-2024 program.
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, some countries include components and dependent areas overseas for eligibility purposes. 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)
Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in new visa photos.
Your photo or digital image is a vital part of your visa application. Review the examples below to learn how your photo or digital image should look. We recommend you use a professional photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements. The acceptance of your photo or digital image is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.
Detailed Examples of Visa Photos
Please review the tabs to the left for examples of both acceptable and unacceptable photos to submit with your visa application. Keep in mind the basics: size, expression, head position, background, print quality, and anything that might obscure the face (hair, shadows, glare on glasses, etc). Helpful “Photo tips” are provided on many of the examples.